We did it.
The previous name was a mix up of all the previous owners- PAul, Vi, ANdrew and NEil= PAVIANNE
Unfortunately, the husband had died, and it felt strange having a boat with his name, so we thought about changing it. And then, out of the blue, the wife told us that we should think about changing the name and gave us her 'blessing' (that sounds corny, but it was actually really sweet)
We cleared off all references
to the old name- absolutely anything and everything had to go. We then had a cleansing ceremony (neither of us are religious or particularly believe in Gods, so it wasn't very serious!) We lit a huge fire and danced naked around it (hmmm.... no, Im kidding, we didnt do that) but we did read something we found on the net, written for the purpose.
Then we refit
her, without a name, and when she was all finished and ready to go, we renamed her 'Miss Moneypenny' by pouring Fanta over her bow. Very touching. We've now done several thousand miles in her..... I'd say without a problem but that would be a big lie!
But then most of our problems have been caused by scouse diesel
mechanics and our own impatience in not waiting for a storm to pass! So who knows if the Gods were annoyed or not. We're still here, so I guess they cant be that upset. Maybe they particularly like Fanta..... (or the dancing naked!