Originally Posted by carstenb
If you are an old salt
(like me and many here), the thought of changing a boats name fills me with dread. Superstition says you can only change a boats name if you ahve taken her in battle. If you have, she has been shamed will endure a name change - quite willing actually.
Sans that, changing a boat is a huge decision. the boat will resist it and it will be very bad luck and worse karma. There is a very long ceremony that should be used with a name change. My advice is to use it.
If you must have a name, how about
Italian for "my mistress or my lover or my love" or something very close. There are several meanings, depending on how you pronounce it.
You probably won't find many boats with that name in the states.....
Danish word and has three meanings:
Skat is pronounced as an SK with the american word "at" after SK AT
Scat (pronounced like skat above) is american slang for Animal feces and a few other things. Might be an interesting boat name. (Has a Greek origin I recall) It also means to get away fast.
1. Excrement; especially, of an animal; dung.
2. An animal fecal dropping.