A man cave is a place for you. If you need to relax, play a game, watch TV, chat, and joke with friends or just get away from the rest of the world for a few hours. It is a place that is yours, and you get to name it.
But, what should you name your man cave?
You can name it the “man cave”, that’s what it is after all. But your man cave is so much more. It is a unique reflection of who you are and it should have a unique name. Let’s take a look at some options.
So how do you decide on a name for your man cave? There are lots of ways to come up with a name from serious to funny and it all depends on your personality, as well as the man cave itself.
The way I see it, there are 3 options for choosing a name. A name based on your theme (if you have one), a name that includes your name, or a play on words. You can also have a name that incorporates a combination of any of the 3. In fact, these names are often the best.
Choosing A Name Based On The Theme Of Your Man Cave
Even if you didn’t start with a theme in mind, as your man cave grows, it is not uncommon for it to take on a theme of its own.
Themes for man caves could be based on many things, it could be rustic, modern, based on your favorite sport or hobby or something broader like a theater or casino.
All you need to do is think of some things that relate to your theme and pick a suitable name.
It may take a bit of brainstorming but with most themes, it shouldn’t take long to come up with some ideas. Don’t be afraid to get friends or family involved in the decision.
I’m going to break down a few ideas in some of the more popular categories. You can feel free to use any of these, or use them are a starting point to make your own.
- Baseball – The Dugout, The Diamond, The Alley, The Batters Box
- Hockey – The PenaltyBox, Center Ice, The Coaches Corner, The House (may get confusing)
- Racing – The Pit, The Garage, The Cockpit, The Brickyard
- Bar – The Pub, The Saloon, The Beer Garden, Moe’s
- Casino – The Pit, The VIP, Vegas
- Rustic – The Cabin, The Wild, The Lodge
Choosing A Name With Your Name In It
Adding your name is a great option, especially if you can squeeze your name into wordplay or rhyme. Sure you can go with the basic “insert name here”’s man cave but this is your chance to get creative.
I’m not going to go over every name but I will list out a few ideas I had and hopefully, that is enough to inspire you on your own
- The Matt-Cave
- The Ken Den
- Brook’s Nook
- Brad’s Pit
- The Mitchen
Really it is a bit harder than you would think to come up with something cool. Here is a large list of man cave synonyms to help you out.
Names For A Generic Man Cave
Lastly, if there is no theme and you don’t want to use your name (or can’t figure anything out), you still have many options. You could whity like “The Fortress of Solitude” or “The Safe House”.
You could be vague like “The Cave” or “The Room” or perhaps you could give it some importance like the “Command Center” or “Mission Control”.
When you are not tied down to a theme the options are limitless. Let’s look at some examples;
- The Bunker
- The Dungeon
- The Manetarium
- The Armoury
- Home (funny when your wife asks where you are going)
Naming your man cave will make it more personal and fun. There are lots of options, but in the end, it is up to you. It’s your man cave and you can decide to name it whatever you want.
All right let’s hear your ideas! What is a good name for a man cave?