When we got Roaring Girl she was called Queen of the East after a Bahamian brothel. Not us! Her first name was Hausbot, after the (German) owner's wife. So we thought long and hard.
Roaring Girl has several significances. For anyone who has read the book Moll Cutpurse,. it is the re-tellng of the story of the Roaring Girl in the eponymous Jacobean play. Both Pip and I had read and loved the book, and our tender
, Bridgit, is named after Moll's lover in the book.
Some of you will know that in the British Navy
of the 17th and 18th centuries there were women aboard, some of whom were there pasing as men
and carrying out the full duties of sailors. One of teh most famous historians of those women has called them Roaring Girls.
So - that's what we chose. After a series of small incidents we had the full naming ceremony - and since then our only problems have been big ones!