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Old 15-12-2010, 04:48   #1
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Naming a Vessel

Ahoy all!
I just bought my firsdt sail boat. She is an 87 26.5 Hunter and as far as I know has never had a name, so I am not too concerned about renaming an already christened ship. My father was a fisherman and named all his boats Cotton Tails (our last name is Cotton ) All that being said I am looking for suggestions.
Here are my thoughts thus far, oh and a couple from my wife.

1. Paradigm Shift (all thought my transom isnt all that big)
2. 'Ol Man C
3. Miss Stress ( I think maybe over used)
4. Baby 2 (I called my wife baby so much when we first met she asked me if I knew her name and I said of course, it is Baby (real name Barbara, and yes I knew that))
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Old 15-12-2010, 05:05   #2
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Ahh.. being from the southern U.S., Cotton Gin popped into my mind. Cotton for you, Gin for the Genny.

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Try speaking any contemplated name out loud. Now imagine what someone on the other end of a radio conversation might be hearing.
A boat name should be comprehensible.
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After you have had them a while, most should be renamed "Money Pit".

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Try speaking any contemplated name out loud. Now imagine what someone on the other end of a radio conversation might be hearing.
A boat name should be comprehensible.
Yes, and consider spelling it phonetically on the radio. Short, reasonably unique, and easy to grasp or understand is the way to go. (Did encounter a sailboat named "Never Again II" - would love that name if it weren't taken...)

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Some names can be downright dangerous to your health. I actually encountered a boat in Luperon, D.R. that was named "Honey, I Want" which was no end of acid comments from his wife. Another potentially dangerous name, in the cartoon arena, follows:
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