In Which I Make You Decide

I’ve been struggling with naming our farm here for quite awhile.  I had decided on a name I love – Chanticleer Farm , last fall.  We are over – run with roosters, and I though the lovely old – fashioned French word for rooster would be the perfect name.  Problem is, the dot com is taken already.  Worst of all, it’s not even a farm, but “luxury rentals”.

For the last several months Emily and I have been mulling this situation over.  Do we say “Screw the dot com” and keep the name anyway?  That would require finding some available variation for website purposes which would be less than ideal.

Then we thought maybe “Belle Chanticleer” sounds nice, but it is grammatically incorrect since “Chanticleer” is a male noun and “Belle” is a female adjective.  It would have to be “Beau Chanticleer” which just doesn’t sound as nice.

We also really like “Magpie”.  Magpie Farm is taken.  But what about “Merry Magpie Farm”, “Magpie Hollow Farm” “Magpie Meadow Farm” “Magpie Creek Farm” or “Magpie Morning Farm” (that’s a little nod to a Neko Case song, btw).  There’s also “Wooly Magpie Farm” which strikes me as somehow hilarious.

We’re stymied.  Every time something sounds right we second guess ourselves.  So we’re putting it to a vote.  Leave a comment here or email me.  Even you lurkers that never comment (and I know there are a lot of you) – we need some input here!

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9 thoughts on “In Which I Make You Decide

  1. -Le Beau Chanticleer
    -La Ferme de Chanticleer(s)
    -La Ferme de Coq(s) (heh)
    -Des Beaux Coqs (heheh)
    -Patchwork Llama Farm
    -Magpie Mission Farm
    -Belle Magpie
    -Magdalena Magpie
    -Magnificent Magpie

  2. Ohhh, I like Merry Magpie Farm. I think it’s great inspiration for a cute but not cutesy logo.

    Although, I sort of like Patchwork Llama Farm. That Jerry is quite the looker!

  3. Ha! Patchwork Llama never occurred to us, but I love it!!!
    Yes, I do wish the french had a better common word than “Coq”.
    😉

  4. I would just want to mention that chanticleerfamilyfarm.com doesn’t seem to be taken.

    Also, I kind of like just Wooly Mama Farm.

    Hope you’re all well!
    Eleanor

  5. Chanticleer Run Farm

    Wooly Llama Lane
    Magpie Run Farm
    Merry Llama Run Farm

    Wandering Goat Farm
    Wooly Wanderer Farm
    Wooly Meanderer Farm
    Merry Meanderer Farm
    Wandering Goats Farm

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