Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Name...

The Haunt title in the previous post - Creepy on Coolidge - got me to thinking of the oddity of the Haunt Name.  I remember coming up with Pumpkinrot for an old email address and just thinking it was cool, and then trying to name the scarecrow below and it just seemed right to call him PUMPKINROT.


So then I kinda just used that for my website and then it just sorta became the Pumpkinrot Haunt over the years until I think I became Pumpkinrot.

So I guess I'm asking the question:  Where did YOUR Haunt name come from?


16 comments:

Rot said...

and i realize Creepy on Coolidge is probably on Coolidge Street or something like that...

kakugori said...

Y'know, it's been something like 15 years or more and I still don't have a name. We're just "that house".

JHMDF said...

My nickname Scottsquatch came from when I first started out working in the music business, while out on my first tour. I had tried coming up with a "cool" nickname for myself because it seemed everyone in the band and on the crew had one. I'm tall, and I have long hair and a beard. I also had sort of a fascination with Bigfoot at the time. I thought SasScott sounded ok, but when I mentioned it to some of the other guys they didn't agree. The guitar player quickly said "Scottsquatch sounds better", and I agreed. The name of my haunt after that became "Haunt of the Scottsquatch".

Jay's Shadow said...

I don’t think my haunt has a name. I tried to think of one a few years ago, but couldn’t think of one.

The blog name I use, “Jay’s Shadow”, I came up with because I’m one of the SHY guys. Don’t like to be seen or heard when in public. I’d rather just be a shadow on a wall that nobody pays attention to. :) But I do like meeting people though. I’m just a WEIRDO.

Maybe I should start a “Give Jay’s Haunt A Name” contest.................

Rot said...

I wonder what i'd do if I had to make one up today...

Def something with Hollow in the name...

Willow Cove said...

Mine is from the street. But it's kinda general enough to sound like a town. "Whatever you do, don't stop in Willow Cove"
It felt right for me.

Shallow Grave Cemetery said...

The first couple of years I did my display I primarily used green lights so everyone just called me "the green house". At that time I didn't really have a name until one day a neighbor commented "that's a really shallow grave" and the name just stuck. The reason the grave was shallow was that I don't have much of a front yard so every year I cover my entire driveway with mulch to use for my display. Thus Shallow Grave Cemetery (aka Shallow Grave) was born.

ShellHawk said...

My old haunt, The Witch of Rose Hill, was because I was on a small hill, and I'd planted the entire yard with roses. Hedge roses, hybrid teas, floribundas, yo name it!

My screen name, ShellHawk, is a combo of my old dog's name - Blackhawk, and my name.

Jay's Shadow said...

Rotten Hollow, Hollowrot, Rot’s Hollow, Rotten Hollows Eve.....

Never mind, I’ll show myself out........

The October boy said...

Deadwood cemetery came to be the name of our haunt in honor of Deadwood Jack, a scarecrow that came to life in a story my brother wrote many years ago.

Haunted Eve said...

We came up with the "Haunted Eve" yard haunt name when we were trying to decide on a domain website name circa the year 2000 time frame for sharing our yard haunt pictures. Since we only set up our yard haunt for "All Hallow's Eve" and not the whole month of October, we decided to call it "Haunted Eve".

Sean Blanck said...

I have had a number of haunt names over the years. When I started out as a teen doing yard haunts I called it Yard of death. It was a few years between until I coined Blanck Mortuary. Blanck being my last name. Blanck Cemetery was my first choice but it just didnt sound very good to me. Blanck Mortuary sounds better. https://www.facebook.com/Blanckmortuary/?ref=bookmarks

Revenant Manor said...

Reading these summaries has been very enjoyable. I love that many of the haunt names seem to have some personal meaning, or relevance.

Alas, ours is not a member of the 'personal meaning' club. Basically, I'm just a bit of a word-nerd who loved the sound of the word 'revenant' and thought it was underutilized (that has since changed a bit). I also felt that it had something of an inherently ominous ring to it, and would work well carved into tombstones, or cemetery columns.

Like many I suspect, we didn't have a name through our early haunting years. It wasn't until I decided that we would stop changing themes annually that I even felt a name would have any value...

Ragged Grin said...

My standard response has always been that it's the most ridiculous thing I could think of. I started off calling it Harrison Hollow, because of the street name. After the first year I decided it was too generic and wanted it to be something vague, but familiar. I came up with a backstory and a character that allowed me to tie the changing themes together each year. I kept playing around with the word Ragged, almost settling on "Ragged Run Hollow", after sketching a crude version of what became the logo I found myself repeating the name over and over in a really bad English accent and it stuck. Ragged Grin, a place of wonders and magic, where dreams become reality...and nightmares come to play.

Jerem Morrow said...

Ghast Haven Manor. Was listening to Midnight Syndicate while on *REDACTED*, watching this winter mist roll in through the woods behind the house I was in in 2005. I swear, I remember the forest whispering the name to me. Each home I inhabit becomes the manor, by virtue of ...well, myself and my home decor collection.

Jason Brannum said...

Black Gate Cemetery. I couldn't use my street name Finch there is nothing scary about a finch, and Fright on Finch was too cheesy. While researching tombstones and cemetery gates I saw a White Gate Cemetery. Naturally I went dark at this point and needed a name for the archway to my cemetery and Black Gate Cemetery was born. Its now morphed into Black Gate Trail, but the trail will always start and end with the cemetery.