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docchippy
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Evening

A am about to move house and faced with a naming dilemma. House we have bought has a really naff name and I want to get around to renaming. :D Perfectly feasible with the P.Office and council etc. My dilemma is what to call it? Village is twinned with Bray sur Somme, so seems appropriate to go for a for a relevant Great War word/place/etc. associated with Bray or direct surrounds...any ideas...much of somme battlefied is just up the road but would like a name linked a bit closer? Cannot get hold of any detailed map of Bray and surrounds 14-18 so can't ID trench name - not that there were any in that area until 3/18. All I can ID so far is Billon Wood, The Loop, Citadel and Bray. Over to you folks!

Doc :)

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Blighty? Tipparary?

(Edit) Actually scratch the last one, all your mail would get delivered there!

Jon

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I used to work with a bloke who believed he was the reincarnation of a Visigoth.

he called his house "Done Rome In"

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Bray is an Anglicised form of the Irish word Brí which means hill.

How about hill house? In Irish Hill of the house would be cnoc an tigh which would be Anglicised 'Knockatee'. I think that sounds nice but does not mention the Somme

Tom.

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The Dug out............... :P

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Talbot House (Toc H) gets my vote!

ivan.

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favourite in the local villages is 'Yer Tiz'

might as well call it Bank House seeing as intrest rates have risen again!!

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Bray is an Anglicised form of the Irish word Brí which means hill.

How about hill house? In Irish Hill of the house would be cnoc an tigh which would be Anglicised 'Knockatee'. I think that sounds nice but does not mention the Somme

Tom.

Tom,

According to the website of the commune of Bray-sur-Somme, 'Bray' is derived from a word of celtic origin that describes a 'marshy area fed by a watercourse' ('terrain fangeux arrosé par un cours d'eau'), via 'Braium', which first appeared around 600 AD. So perhaps 'The Swamp' — especially as 'Mash Valley' isn't that far away. :D

Mick

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House we have bought has a really naff name

Well, what is it then? Some of usmay want you to stick with it.

cheers Martin B

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:lol: (well someone ought to, I suppose ... :lol: )

Only 'cos we don't have that GGRRRRRRROOOOOOOOAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! smiley yet...

Adrian

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Rainbow House

as in 'Somme where over the Rainbow'

Andy

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an expensive 'ole

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