need help with name for land

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  1. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    I need some help with naming my land.It is mostly wooded with a creek running threw it and I plan to develop it into a primative camping spot for homesteader types. I will be living off the grid and without plumbing aswell.

    I want to use the word "Stonewall" as part of the name. Any suggestins?
     
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    Queen Bee Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe you could tell us what region your land is in, what it looks like (trees, desert, mountains, hills, valley,sand, clay, rocky etc) and what you are interested in (histrical names, places, greek mythology etc).Decribe your favoite view on your land... The more information you give us the more help we can be...
     

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    Stonewall Landing
    Stonewall's WoodAcre
     
  4. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    sorry,

    its in southern Iowa,the ground is very hilly and has a good stand of trees on it. a creek and a pond. it is way off the road in the middle of a large section of land
     
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    Wolf mom Well-Known Member

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    Sounds really nice.

    many people use some unique thing on their land when namng it ie: Willow Creek Ranch, Dusty Acres, Lone Pine Place - you get the idea.

    Others use their names: D S Ranch

    Some after their animals: Appalusa Acres, Crazy Horse Ranch.

    Some times you just have to live there, get the feel for the land & it names itself.... :)
     
  6. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    A nice young lady on another forum suggested "Stonewall Retreat".

    how does that sound to you all?
     
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    donsgal Nohoa Homestead

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    "The Forest of Stonewall"

    "Stonewall Bosk"

    "The Green Groves of Stonewall"

    Or how about just "Stonewall"?

    donsgal
     
  8. frazzlehead

    frazzlehead AppleJackCreek Supporter

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    Stonewall Creek leaps to mind. :)

    then again, I live at Apple Jack Creek ....
     
  9. dustyrose

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    perhaps, woody creek or wooded creek?
     
  10. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    Stonewall Creek is the first one I thought of,like Frazzlehead said...
    Stonewall Retreat is nice sounding,too...
    How about Stonewall Camp?

    It's sorta hard to incorporate Stonewall into the name,but I do like that you chose that :)
     
  11. Muskrat

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    Stonewall Retreat? Never!

    Bonaparte retreated.
    General Jackson outflanked the other side.

    Possibly you should think of the image you want for the place.

    For travelers from the South, you would probably have those who would associate the name "Stonewall" with the War Against Northern Aggression. Stonewall Camp (not a recommendation, but you get the idea.)

    For those of a political nature, it might call to mind Nixon.

    Then there is the association of the name with the gay rights riots at the Stonewall in New York.

    And some will think of the stone walls around a field.
     
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    Why do you think you have to name it???
     
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    I named mine 'fu*k off acres'...it was a play on the old 'Green Acres' TV show. I was feeling anti-social, what with these French people, over here, and a friend said he was sure one day, to find me with a gun, scaring off any trespassers.
     
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    I like the Stonewall Creek name, and you could center the place around the creek,
     
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    Have you done a Google search on "Stonewall"? The name aparently has a lot of meaning in the gay & lesbian community due to it's connection with the Stonewall riots in the late 60's.

    That may or may not be an association you'd like in your business name - depending on your particular beliefs. (No value judgments implied here - I personally think all folks and families deserve to enjoy a nice camping spot no matter who's dating who. :) )

    Lynda
     
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    Stonewall Creek Pioneer Campground
     
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  19. bob clark

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    thank you all for the sugestions.

    the creek that runns threw has been named on maps as far back as 1842.its name is Shoal creek

    I chose the word stonewall reminisent of the gay riots in the 60s. these riots are us fags boston tea party. they were a turning point in gay rights

    I like the strength in the name and its meaning to me but also love the idea that it is not in your face when it comes to the gay meanings

    all will be welcome and all will be made to feel that way.

    we have acces to alot of limestone around here so I was planning an enterance made of stone with the letters in metal spelling the name.

    again, thank you for the great ideas.

    I am planning on going with the name Stonewall Retreat.

    after spending several years in the south and getting to know the southern folks I know they are sharp enough not to be offended with the name.

    Oh and if they are, they need to remember who won the war! :hobbyhors
     
  20. buspete

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    Stonewall Retreat makes me think of a religious camp. My vote is for Stonewall Acres. Remember that the name of the place will be the first thing people see and conjure up an idea of what it is.

    People who know what the Stonewall Riots were will know what it means right away, and I assume that is your target clientelle. Using the word "retreat" might accidentally attract folks who would not be very respectful of your target clientelle. I'd be afraid it would invite confrontation and controversy.