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Old 19-03-2015, 06:02   #31
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

At least it ("Seven Seas") doesn’t appear on the BoatUS Most Popular Boat Names of the Last Two Decades list.
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It does appear on the Boat Name Ideas - Stuck For A Boatname list.
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Old 19-03-2015, 06:36   #32
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

I never understand the posts that show up asking whether others think something is a good boat name...to me, this goes against everything I think a boat name stands for...asking whether others think a name is cool enough...rather than what name speaks to you and/or the boat. I am always partial to the prior name of a boat (assuming its not truly terrible), especially if its the only name the boat has ever known. For my current boat, I am the third owner...but, the previous owner never changed the name given by the first, so I didn't feel it was appropriate to change her...she has become her name now after 16 years. Others disagree and think this is corny...

As for Seven Seas, I think it speaks to its heritage as it was its first name...and you could certainly do worse...
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

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I thought so also but if you draw the name together in a font like this it could work just fine.
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I appreciate good humor and honesty and civil discussion on a forum.

Everything that follows is written in a truly friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you, as you seem sincerely interested in asking others for their honest opinions on the boat name issue.

Since you asked for responses to possible boat names, and since you are taking the name seriously, and because you find it useful to see how others may either interpret or perceive the names ("Seven Seas" = Salad Dressing), then here are a couple more impressions:

1. The font used in the above example makes that very difficult to read. And by having all of the letters together and in cursive font or Italics or both makesitmoredifficulttoreadtoo. See what I mean?

Now a boat name that uses many letters and is memorable might work, especially if it is from a widely known song lyric. For example:
("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" = extraordinarily good; wonderful.)

In case anyone has not heard the song, here is the classic version:


But, if asked over the radio to spell it out, letter by letter, I think that name would soon be changed to something easier to spell and say and write.

2. "End of the Road" is your screen name here and while it has symbolism to you as "I live in Key West" or associations with some liked song lyrics, it may have other meaning to others (the topic of this thread).

For example ("End of the Road" = Dead End).

Given the superstitious nature of many sailors, I would think some would pass on going on a voyage on a boat they might associate with "a dead end."

Similarly, if I knew a boat owner named "Sharon" and she asked about naming her boat "Sharon's" I would advise against it ("Sharon's" = Charon's = The boat to Hades/Land of Dead).

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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

On a boat "End of the Road" could be: "End of the Rode."
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

I like old school British warship names. Names that demand respect.

HMS Terror, Erebus, Devastation, Dragon, Nemesis.

Those boys knew how to name ships. If I have the opportunity to name a new boat at some point it's going to be a name that commands respect.

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I like old school British warship names. Names that demand respect.

HMS Terror, Erebus, Devastation, Dragon, Nemesis.

Those boys knew how to name ships. If I have the opportunity to name a new boat at some point it's going to be a name that commands respect.

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I truly admire the British naming of warships too. I enjoy their variety, sense of history (a lot of Greek Mythology), their use of symbolic names, their understated humor, and even a bit of cheekiness.

Some actual (real) memorable British Warship names from WW2:

"HMS Buttercup"

"HMS Periwinkle"

"HMS Pink"

"HMS Snowflake"

"HMS Violet"
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

My boat was named Slo-N-Ezy. from the day it was first bought. I loved it from the time I bought it. It always lived up to its name. I always tried to. Mac
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

1. What's a "theroad"

2. From a recent spelling nazi thread, the use of apostrophes has gotten out of hand. Sharon's? Really....
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This is the only 'Seven Sea's' I remember...

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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

The font you proposed for endoftheroad would not be legal for a documented vessel, it must be four inches high and clearly legible. Although it would be humorous to have Key West, FL listed beneath endoftheroad, as the home port. Truth in advertising...

It is traditional to name a vessel after a woman you revere, which is a fine sentiment. OTOH there are those women we wish to forget: an excerpt from the Legacy album, track #7 End of the Road:

Girl, I'm here for you
All those times at night
When you just hurt me
And just ran out with that other fella
Baby I knew about it
I just didn't care
You just don't understand how much I love
Do you?
I'm here for you*

*These may qualify as some of the most groveling, unmanly lyrics ever written.

A WS 32 is a capable boat worthy of a modern day pirate- she needs a fitting name like Revenge or Legacy.

If I had a Westsail I would put a mermaid carving on her bow with glorious tatas and name her Bodacious.

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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

Ask Steven Speilberg: It's what he named his 250 foot blue mega yacht which is presently docked at Pier 66 around the corner from me. One piece of advice re boat names (like Roco... and Johnny Depp's unpronounceable name of his boat): Keep it simple so the bridge tenders don't hang you up trying to log your name.
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

Steven Speilberg didn't think it was a corny moniker for his 282' loa Oceanco barge (sometimes seen in Lauderdale).
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

if you have an American Indian in you family tree.........
End of the Road or End of the Trail migh be well fitted to your background.
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

Any name YOU like is good, but I like End of the Road, as it would be unique, and uniquely yours.
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Re: Is "Seven Seas" a corny sailboat name?

I do think "Seven Seas" is maybe not corny, but somewhat hackneyed.

I love the story of Lewis and Clark! 'Meriwether' is a fine boat name! That's a great idea!

I also love the story of the Powell Expeditions down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. His boats were named Emma Dean and Nellie Powell. I think 'Emma,' 'Emma Dean,' and 'Nellie' are fine boat names, too.
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