Our first boat's name was Esprit de Mer
(so named by the original owner) but when we would say the name one the VHF
, people would always say, "What?". When we bought our current
boat, the original owners named her Dutchess of Barbob
('Dutchess' intentionally misspelled and a compilation of her name - Barbara - and his name - Bob). My wife, Ruth, had been called Rutea by her sisters because they thought that 'Ruth' in Spanish would be Rutea. When we got to Mexico
, we found out that 'Ruth' in Spanish is Ruth. But, still, it was a short, simple name - only five letters. Now when we say our name on the radio
people say "What?"
Some of my favorite names are Luna Pearl
and Hot Ruddered Bums.
Fair winds and calm seas.