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Old 31-03-2012, 05:27   #1
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Boat Name Poll--2 choices

We are getting ready to order the vinyl boat name for our Catalina 25', Chakana, and are getting cold feet! Last night I came up with a second choice 'Cool Change'. Now we can't decide which one. Need to order it soon, please help with your opinion! Here are a few details about the names and why we like each one of them.

Chakana: We eventually want to sail to warmer climates, and dream of seeing the Southern Cross. Our fav. song is Southern Cross (CSN). The symbol of the Chakana represents the southern cross to the Inca Indians, along with many other interesting beliefs they have.

Cool Change: Yesterday was my birthday and Charley got me a necklace with dolphins and earrings too. We have always loved dolphins. Last night I was relaxing after a long day, and was watching my favorite YouTube video--Cool Change by Little River Band (it's a must see!!) It's all about dolphins and whales in the ocean. So I suddenly decided that Cool Change is a better name. To us, the boat represents a change...going from 28 years of raising kids, to now we're living for us! (last kid moved out 3 weeks ago and his bed room is now my SailRite Sewing Room!!)

When we say our boat name is Chakana to people, they usually look at us like we're crazy, never having heard the word, I guess.
However, Charley is a little bit stuck on Chakana. He likes that it's also kind of a combination of our two names, Chuck, and Anna (although he's never gone by Chuck).
Also keep in mind--we are considering a graphic integrated with the name somehow. Of course a Chakana with Chakana, or a dolphin with Cool Change.
Please post your opinion....
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Old 31-03-2012, 05:53   #2
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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

While I guess "Chakana" has a story I don't even know how to correct pronounce it. So can not image saying 3 times on the radio and hoping others will understand it.

So for me that leaves "Cool Change"

While in the marina I get a kick out of clever names out on the water I just want to be able to say it on the radio with hope that people will understand it.
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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

Don makes a very good point!
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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

We had a Catalina 25 when "Southern Cross" came out, and loved the song. Named the boat Marquesas, as in ". . . off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas."

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Old 31-03-2012, 06:27   #5
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There are plenty of boats named 'cool change,' but 'chakana' isn't familiar. Be unique, if you ask me. That, and 'chakana' is a prettier name, ha ha
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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

too many "cool changes" around..

I like Chakana, didn't know the story. Has a good ring to it.

And... Charlie, Hotel, Alfa, Kilo, Alfa, November, Alfa isn't too long for spelling.
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Old 31-03-2012, 06:51   #7
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When you have a choice like this flip a coin to see which way to go, but then see if your heart sinks when the coin determines the answer. How you feel inside that moment when the coin answer turns up will tell you what you really want to do.
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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

Go with Chakana, good ring to it, and you will have more fun with that name, like "Pass the Chakana bucket please"
Cool Change, there are so many already, Like Carpe Diem, jeez!
Maybe I like it because it rings well like our boat's name.
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Old 31-03-2012, 08:23   #9
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Chakana for sure - cool change is lame.
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My vote is for Chakana.

My last boat was called 'Mele Bilo III' . It's a name that was twice used before by my great grandfather , and it had some family history.
Trouble was, none of the brass at the yacht club could pronounce it right when announcing results after Saturday racing. Even after 20 years! But it didn't really matter.

The thing I liked about it was that it prompted a question from visitors and passers by, and made for an interesting story for me to tell.

You can deal with the radio issues as previously covered.

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I love boat names-even kayak around just to see all the different ones. I like a name that will give you a story over sundowners at anchor. Its not so hard to say that coasties, etc can't sound it out. Chakana is pretty & different-and a good story! Enjoy your journey!
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Why do you care what we think? ... I think you should name her Chakana ... please use a plain bold font.
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My vote would be for Chakana.

I don't think of "Cool Change" as a real name.

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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

Why not just do it in english, which is "Inca Cross" It has the same meaning and is EZ to pronounce.

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Re: Boat Name Poll--2 choices

When searching the USCG documentation site their are 145 vessels listed with the name "Cool Change" and zero listed as "Chakana". I also just noticed that my "spellcheck" doesn't recognize Chakana, but ignores "Cool Change". Your choice is to stand unique or with the crowd.
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