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Old 16-06-2010, 11:19   #1
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Boat Names...How'd You Come Up with Yours ?

what's the origin of your boat's name? Just curious
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Old 16-06-2010, 12:31   #2
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It was harder to name our boats than our kids. We came up with Slowdance because that was our first dance on our first date 35 (wow) years ago. Still sailing & slow dancing after all these years. "Blow Me" made the short list, but we decided the bridge tenders and race committee might not see the humor in it.
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Old 16-06-2010, 12:57   #3
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AURORA is named after the often forgotten second boat on the famous Shackelton expedition. While Shackton was fighting to survive after the Endurance was crushed. The crew of the Aurora continued to set caches from the other side. Many died laying caches which unknown to them would never be needed.


My boat is named in honor of these brave and often forgotten men.
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Old 16-06-2010, 13:47   #4
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Previous owners first launched her in April so they chose April Lass as a name for her. We both liked th name which seems to suite the yacht so kept it. 3 years on we still send the POs post cards of our trips and they send us Christmas cards.

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Old 16-06-2010, 13:53   #5
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When I purchased my boat I read something about being bad luck to change a boats name. Then I read some long ritual on how to safely change a boats name. It all sounded complicated and too hard. (All anecdotal I'm sure.)

Anyway, my boat is called Rhino. It is made of steel and grey in color so I guess it suits.
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D&D = Don & Dana

easy to say on the radio, easy to explain in the bar where you can make up stories for it if you feel like
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As the third owner, my boat had two names when I bought her. Tachyon on the transom and Second Star on the side but taped over. Initially I didn't care for either, but after a little research, found Second Star came from Peter Pan, "Second Star to the right and on til morning", which grew on me after awhile. All traces of Tachyon were removed and she reverted to her original name.
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Original name was "Trishen", after Trish and Ken... Now that we own her we are following suite; "Charisma", after Christian and Marisa!
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My boat had no known name when I got it. Because it was the very last Pacific Dolphin made, "Grand Finale" seemed fitting.
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:02   #10
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Sickle Moon; From the poem " A Ship an Isle a Sickle Moon" by E. Flecker.
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Old 16-06-2010, 16:15   #11
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my list is LOONG

but never been named, so no issues there.

So far, I'm partial to
The Notorious Jumping Frog
of Calaveras County (for my port o' call)

I'm a journalist and big Twain fan

Then there's Scarlett or Belle Watling - of "gone with the wind" fame
port could be Clayton County, GA USA

How obscure can you go?
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I dated a girl who was infatuated with my hairless bum and once after rubbing it she commented it was "smooth like Suede". She liked telling the story to friends and, not wanting to miss the opportunity to rib me, eventually the nickname Suede stuck. Seemed fitting to choose "Suede" as a boat name...
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How about
"Never Again II"

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Old 16-06-2010, 16:32   #14
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more obscure ???

The Warrimo
the steamer Twain sailed from Vancounver to the south seas in "Following the Equator"
Exactly the route I hope to someday sail
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Our daughter, Hylynn, aka "Hy", has been the "highlight" of our family, hebce "HyLyte".

FWIW...

PS: Subsequently, the dinghy, which she drives at breath-taking speeds at times, is known as "FlashLyte"; and, of course, her car is "StreetLyte", etc...

Good Nyte!
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