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March 17, 2005 11:23 AM   Subscribe

My mother-in-law has a new hobby: building (upscale) birdhouses out of salvaged materials. She'd like to sell a few pieces, but needs a catchy name for her enterprise. (Um, something better than my contribution, "Birdhouses by B.") Suggestions? Thanks.
posted by MonkeyToes to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (41 answers total)
 
"Bird Turglar"
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:32 AM on March 17, 2005


Um...
posted by Specklet at 11:33 AM on March 17, 2005


Mayor Curley wins.
posted by greasy_skillet at 11:45 AM on March 17, 2005


Deluxe Apartments in the Sky
posted by bondcliff at 11:50 AM on March 17, 2005


"Charity is for the Birds"?

"Upscale is for the Birds"?

"Our Birds Live Better Than Your Kids"?

"Luxury Bird-Feeders Made in America, Not By Some Appalachian Child Labourer Who Wouldn't Be Malnourished if Only Some Kind Wealthy American Set Out People-Feeders Instead of Bird-Feeders?"
posted by orthogonality at 11:55 AM on March 17, 2005


B...Birdhouses

Find someone who stutters for the commercial.
posted by odinsdream at 11:58 AM on March 17, 2005


"Another Bird's Treasure"

Like "one man's trash..."
posted by SashaPT at 11:59 AM on March 17, 2005


-For the Birds
-The Gilded Nest
-Easy Tweet
posted by FreezBoy at 12:09 PM on March 17, 2005


Junko Junkholes
posted by bondcliff at 12:11 PM on March 17, 2005


BirdPenthouses.
posted by lorbus at 12:11 PM on March 17, 2005


"The Landing Pad"
"Flaphouse"
"Wings of a Lair"
posted by snez at 12:17 PM on March 17, 2005


Billy Bob Benett's Beautiful Boudoirs for Birds...

...or just Bird Boudoirs.
posted by o2b at 12:17 PM on March 17, 2005


oops, make that "wings and a lair"
posted by snez at 12:18 PM on March 17, 2005


Modern Nest
N'est-ce pas
Haven
posted by leapingsheep at 12:29 PM on March 17, 2005


SkyHouses
Feather Industries
unFlock
Classy-Bird
LeBird
FineFeatheredFriend
BirdChic
posted by signal at 12:30 PM on March 17, 2005


"Upscale ReTweets"
posted by carter at 12:43 PM on March 17, 2005


Tweet Little Houses
Houses for Wren-ovators
Cheep Condos
Avian Aeries
posted by jeanmari at 12:52 PM on March 17, 2005


I don't have any brilliant name suggestions, but if she's on the east coast she should apply to be a vendor at the Sugarloaf Craft festivals.

(For the record, I like "Another Bird's Treasure.)
posted by desuetude at 1:01 PM on March 17, 2005


BirdSuites (or "Bird Suites") (or "Birdhouse Suites")
posted by WestCoaster at 1:02 PM on March 17, 2005


I don't have a suggestion but wanted to say that FreezBoy's "Easy Tweet" is pretty damn cute and made me smile.
posted by widdershins at 1:06 PM on March 17, 2005


Just for a Lark :)

This is fun.
posted by jeanmari at 1:11 PM on March 17, 2005


oh, Upscale ReTweets (from carter) is really cute
posted by leapingsheep at 1:12 PM on March 17, 2005


My mother-in-law has a new hobby: building (upscale) birdhouses out of salvaged materials.

"Rusty Roosts"
posted by jeremias at 1:16 PM on March 17, 2005


Recycled Roosts
posted by caddis at 1:26 PM on March 17, 2005


"Here birdy birdy"
"Wingsome"
"Tweet Tweet Suites"

Two beers at lunch, this IS fun.
posted by pomegranate at 1:28 PM on March 17, 2005


Recycled Roosts

Heh. That's probably better than mine since she's going for that hoity toity "upscale" birdhouse market.
posted by jeremias at 1:59 PM on March 17, 2005


I think your mother really has a hobby of outdoing you in bird-related puns, and you're here to amass arsenal.

voted "Peacock Penthouses"
posted by plexiwatt at 2:05 PM on March 17, 2005


What about "Birdhaus" ? Brings to mind Bauhaus, architecture, etc.
posted by true at 2:08 PM on March 17, 2005


coop corp
rerooster
avian acreage
nestables
nestastic
posted by peacay at 2:21 PM on March 17, 2005


These suggestions are a hoot, and guaranteed to make my MIL laugh. Please keep them coming. Specklet, my apologies; a similar question about naming a coin-op laundry seemed to go over well, and hasn't been deleted (yet). I hadn't seen the MeTa thread you mention. Point taken. Matt, if this is an inappropriate post, please delete it. My last lame defense is that these are some funny (and useful) replies.
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:13 PM on March 17, 2005


Oh, heck, I don't really care, MonkeyToes (I actually had participated in the cat-naming one); I just didn't want you to get unpleasantly surprised by a deletion and/or flame-out. Looks like even if the thread gets deleted, you've still got some good ideas...
posted by Specklet at 3:37 PM on March 17, 2005


My first thought was "Tweet Retreats".
Perhaps "Plummage Realty"?
posted by Radio7 at 4:09 PM on March 17, 2005


Nesting Instinct
posted by Gucky at 4:39 PM on March 17, 2005


Maisons d'oiseau? Babelfish says that's "bird houses" in French. Seems upscale.
posted by kindall at 4:51 PM on March 17, 2005


Cram Birds In This Hole

Johnny's Crankhouse (this is actually a good name for a place to score crank run by a fellow named "Johnny")

Birdbouses (this is a play on words)

Scraperville

Housebird

Birds! And Their Houses!

B.I.R.D.H.O.U.S.E. (your mother-in-law should talk like a robot on the telephone for this one)

Consider: The Bird.

Le ("The") Chateaus De Birdies

Skyhou$e$

Birds Don't Have Hands Therefore We Must Build Houses For Them

Birdhouses By Belinda (here your mother-in-law plays "Belinda," the boozy yet streetwise proprietor who was recently grazed by an errant bullet in a hunting accident and walks with a slight limp; the doctors have indicated it will go away with intense physical therapy and less booze but Belinda believes it's the other way around)

Terrible Herbst's Motorsports

Places For Birds To Have The Sex

Not Actually A Coin-Op Laundry

There Is A Woman Who Makes Upscale Birdhouses Out Of Salvaged Materials And That Woman Is Me
posted by user92371 at 8:21 PM on March 17, 2005


Birdhaus gets my vote.
posted by signal at 8:23 PM on March 17, 2005


Upartments
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:00 PM on March 17, 2005


Polly Want a Condo?
Nest Eggs
Uptown Aeries
For The Birds
Bird Maisons
Avian Lofts
Chick Chic
Chi Chi Chickadee

(I like Another Bird's Treasure, too)
posted by melissa may at 11:44 PM on March 17, 2005


Rara Avis
Nestor
Nesting Instinct
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:50 PM on March 17, 2005


Okay, Polly Want a Condo made me laugh out loud.

I am easily amused.
posted by jeanmari at 5:55 AM on March 18, 2005


Louisiana Perches
C Everett Coops
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:11 AM on March 18, 2005


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