When you are young, you live in a variety of houses over time. At least, I did. I am talking about that period when you have left the nest, but haven't really formed your own nest yet. The period when it is good to be unattached, when life is fluid and experimental, when you are figuring yourself out as an adult. It is a good stretch and there may be many memorable houses along the way.
Then you meet someone, someone special. You start looking at the future, your career, a mate and children. It is a big step. You are preparing to build your own nest. This is a totally different life focus and it profoundly changes you. My son and his wife are now in that process and look at the almost completed result:
This is the house that their offer was accepted on! They now just need to hope that the appraisal is high enough to cover the loan, but once that hurdle is passed, this will be the location of their new nest.
It is a tree lined street:
The back yard is great:
Nice living room:
And what exactly does this have to do with names, which is our topic after all? When you are footloose and fancy free, you live in a series of houses. But, when it becomes the nest you have chosen and that you have put your fortune and your commitment and your plans into, the place to share with your mate and to start your expanding family, you call it a different name. It isn't your house any longer. My daughter-in-law invited us to come over and check it out this evening by saying, "Do you want to come see our new home?"
That is one important name change!