Here at X-Afternoons, we get a kick out of the names chosen for apartment and condo buildings. We’ve highlighted some naming trends and separated them into FOUR main categories, listed here from most-expensive to least.
1. French-Ass Names
La Germain. La Renaissance. Chateau de la Maison Rouge. Unlike number 4 on this list, the elegance of these places usually live up to their fancy names. If the place has a French-ass name, expect a guy sitting at a desk in the lobby 24/7 and a steep price tag.
2. Sexy One-Word Names
Every modern steel-and-glass high rise carries a trendy name that could also belong to an “ultra-lounge”. Aura. Colours. 1ne. Doesn’t it just ooze sex? Imagine how much sex the residents of “Allure” are having. More than you, likely.
3. Tree Names
Birchwood Court. Cedar Mews. Morningwood Village. Affordable and cozy, the idea here must be to invoke forest imagery (forest not included). When faced with a lack of green space, you can find that green space in the name of the building.
4. Ironic Fancy Names
If it ends in “Mansion” “Manor” or “Arms” and doesn’t qualify for the first category, it belongs here. These places probably have bed bugs. You’ll find that the residents are often home during the day and the police seem to come by an awful lot.