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Old 31-01-2016, 13:05   #16
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Re: What's your boats name?

Our boats original name was "Ragnar" the people we bought it from renamed her "Aloha M'kai" which means say hello to the sea. Now our boat is an Aloha 34 so I didn't like our Aloha with aloha in the name. We incorporated old with new and have named her "Ragnarök" which relates to Norse mythology and is a series of events at the end of the world which results in the flooding of the earth. It's different.


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Old 31-01-2016, 13:15   #17
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Named my boat Thistle Dew. Not quite the boat I'd like to have bought but one that I could afford so: Thistle Dew!
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Old 31-01-2016, 13:26   #18
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I just bought a new to me boat. Love the boat, hate the name. So I am going to challenge the Gods kf misfortune and rename her. I spent some time trying to find a good name and came up with "Mambo."
Id be interested to hear the names of boats here, particularly those that you chose yourself.
Sweet Allie Bluebeard.

My son made it up as a user name for my daughter Allie. I bought a boat with a name I didn't care for and thought that would make a cool and nautical name.
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Old 31-01-2016, 13:36   #19
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My boat was named Auspicious, which struck me as effete. Had to change it. I'm not and auspicious person.

The prior boat was named Cherokee Sun, which suited me just fine, as I am 25% Cherokee. Just a coincidence.
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My boat's name came with her. Not a great name but it's already painted on the transom so it stays.

Driving along the other day I get behind a big fishing mobo on a trailer. Name was "She Said No."
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Old 31-01-2016, 13:47   #21
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Our is namned Vilda. It's Swedish and means about "wild girl". She isn't very wild but we like the name, the name she had was awful
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Old 31-01-2016, 14:16   #22
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Love the names. This is a fun thread, if I may say so myself.
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Everyone always asks about our name.

"Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Hellenic (Greek) word for swan. The swan is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn; it features a prominent group of stars known as the Northern Cross..."

We always have some sort of star reference in our boat names, and I try to sneak in a reference to a Rush song. More details here.

The former name had only been on there about a year, and during that time we didn't think she'd been treated well. We felt that she was relieved to get a new owner and a new name. We knew our renaming ceremony had pleased the gods when a pair of swans escorted us down the river on the first leg of our transit to her new home port!
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Mt favourite name (not my boat) has always been, Never Again 3
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Everyone always asks about our name.

"Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Hellenic (Greek) word for swan. The swan is one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn; it features a prominent group of stars known as the Northern Cross..."

We always have some sort of star reference in our boat names, and I try to sneak in a reference to a Rush song. More details here.

The former name had only been on there about a year, and during that time we didn't think she'd been treated well. We felt that she was relieved to get a new owner and a new name. We knew our renaming ceremony had pleased the gods when a pair of swans escorted us down the river on the first leg of our transit to her new home port!
Cygnus X1 was the first system where astronomers proved the existence of black holes...if I remember correctly.

I was always a fan of the name of a spaceship in a cartoon. "The Righteous Indignation"
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Cygnus X1 was the first system where astronomers proved the existence of black holes...if I remember correctly.
You are correct. There are a number of astronomical and cultural tie-ins with that name. I didn't want to list them all here, so I just added the link.

But you don't have to go with deep, obscure meanings. A neighbor had a boat named "Indulgence." I always liked the plain simplicity.

I'm not a big fan of "cutesy" names that sound like or spell something you'd rather not say on the radio after the words "mayday mayday mayday, this is..."
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Way back in the 70's I was dreaming of owning a Joshua, in Moitessiers book 'the long way' he is discussing the chinaman explaining the meaning of the word 'Timshel' . I figured this would be a great name for my Joshua. I never got one !! When I got my Tartan 37 I had a flashback,and called it Timshel,it means thou mayest. As a surprise to me, my daughter wove her salutatorian speech around it, and now,in my handwriting,she has it tattooed on her hip!!!!!
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Absolutely must have a proper re-naming ceremony to appease Neptune. Great excuse for a party. Find the ceremony on line.


A couple of my favorites, "TAX DODGE & LAST NICKEL"


We looked for a short, easy to say on the radio name, not likely to be confusing or silly. Also, short costs less for lettering the transom. Admiral's mom was Roxy.
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Old 31-01-2016, 15:47   #29
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Ours is "Sea Fever" from the John Masefield poem of the same name. I always just liked the poem. Plus, as trailer sailors who live in the Catskill Mountains at 2000 feet elevation, we really go "down to the seas" more than most when we want to sail. . . .

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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
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I named my first boat "After You", based on a cartoon that I once saw. I met a woman in a bar one night (imagine that) and told her that I "named my boat after you". She bet me her "charms" that I was lying, but upon seeing the name on the transom, the wager was honored. The bad luck that covered the next 14 years told me to never joke about a boat name again.

This boat (Della 2) is named after my current victim who had never been on a boat before I bought Della 1). Her name is Linda, but after my daughter discovered that the wicked stepmother was better than the original mother, she became Lindella. I'm just to cheap to pay for the full name.
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