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Old 28-11-2012, 10:37   #16
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Re: Help finding a Name

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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:

Amica

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.....

Or

Skat

Danish word and has three meanings:

Darling
Treasure
Taxes (yup taxes)

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.

scat
1. Excrement; especially, of an animal; dung.
2. An animal fecal dropping.

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Old 28-11-2012, 10:51   #18
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We have ordered a new boat. We have spent lots of time working out what to get how to outfit her etc.

Biggest problem we have now besides waiting for her to be built is what to call her.

The name is important. It must have roll off the tongue, be easy to say three times, easily understood, be able to spell phonetically and hopefully be meaningful and not used by hundreds of other boats. It can't be after someone alive, and once set difficult to change. ARRRGH!

Where did you start? Any good resources? Please help
Love the VERY creative boats with 'REEL' in the name. This replaces 'Real' as in 'Real Imaginative'.

Two of the better boat names I have liked

'Best Day Ever' BDE and very easy on the images it creates in your mind
'Polaris' Almost understandable in any language
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Old 28-11-2012, 12:38   #19
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For those who have an I-pad, I-pod, I-phone.... How about I-float...
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Old 28-11-2012, 13:20   #20
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Keep in mind possible second meaning for names. My first Blue Water cruiser I named "Looking Glass".... I was thinking along the lines of "Alice Through The Looking Glass" and/or the boat being a looking glass on the world. I cant tell you how many times old salts dingied up to my boat asking if I had been in the SAC. (Strategic Air Command) which had a codename "Looking Glass"!
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A word of advise....Whatever name you choose make sure it's easily understood, heard, and spoken over a radio...ie: Emergency calling, or calling on VHF to another boat, port, or marina.
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How about Bob?
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