While walking about with the dog I often take notice of the many place names of houses and often wonder why they have been called that. In doing this I am not being satirical, but merely curious. I like anyone who doesn't mind being a bit different or calling their house something a bit different. The other day I came across one called 'Adenuff' , which needs no explanation, but perhaps is not the most cheerful of housenames. Though I like the use of dialect.
I like this one 'Khyber'. It is reminiscent of the 'Khyber Pass'. I know that this expression is cockney rhyming slang for 'Falling on your Khyber', so perhaps the householder is trying to make a similar dry point about life as the people a bit further up the road. If so, it is appropriate that the butt end letter of the sign has indeed fallen on its khyber, or off it.
Maybe the people in the house have done the equivalent of traversing a rocky hostile terrain to get together, in which case this would make this very romantic. Or maybe they just have warring families. I notice the name has not been bought as a full name but has been made especially from single letters which would seem to imply that the choice of name has some special personal significance.
Maybe the people who live there are old hippies who have been on the hippy trail at some point across the 'Khyber Pass'. In which case I like them even more. Not outside the realms of possibibilty as I know people who have been on the Himalayas on their own personal odyssey. Maybe the last letter missing on the intriguing house name is symbolic of a ramshackle but fascinating interior within.
All interesting, adds to my house names collection and whiles away many a dogwalking hour.