Future home appliances will have many useful built-in functions, such as an intelligent refrigerator that tells it's time to go shopping, and possibly give a shopping list as well. A communication network that allows a user to access these built-in functions and to control the appliances is highly desirable. Ad hoc networks can be used to ease and support life in an ordinary house by networking these home appliances. For such a home network, ease of use must be given higher consideration. This paper discusses a name based ad hoc network where the nodes are given names such as \"Living room TV\", \"Kitchen oven\", etc. as identifiers.