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Old 10-05-2013, 20:00   #91
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Starship - My last name is Jefferson. Are you old enough to remember the great band?
I remember when they were still an Airplane!
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Old 10-05-2013, 23:02   #92
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Walking the docks in Oregon, my sister started laughing at a
monohull whose hull appeared to be bulging way out of all
proportion. I asked, "What's so funny?" She said, "The name
of the boat is 'Dystocia'. That means difficult or oversized
pregnancy."

My boat name, 'Jongleur' means itinerant midieval minstrel.
Fits me. I've been surprised to have never seen the name
on another boat.
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Old 11-05-2013, 00:45   #93
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Hello CF, first post here. I'm hopefully going to be the proud owner of a Wellcraft St Tropez in a couple of weeks. I'm so excited, I could puke.

In the mean time, I've been daydreaming about what I'm going to name her. I poured over a million lists on the internet, most of which were full of awful puns and hideous tacky names (xTaSeA, Reddy Oar Knot XVII, Nauti-Buoy, Daddy's Toy, Master Baiter...etc) After a couple of hours of that nonsense, I had lost much of my faith in humanity.

I'm with you guys, I prefer a straightforward, simple and easy to pronounce name. I like something respectable, original and classy. I brainstormed up a list, but when 'Wayfarer' popped into my head, i knew that was the one. My favorite part of that name? I've never seen one before, and it only showed up on one of those mega internet lists. Score!
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:38   #94
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Free Spirit.
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Mines called Wild Violet It suits the boat well
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:30   #96
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There is a boat on my dock named "inoui".
I always thought that was very clever as it is the same upside down.
must be a multihull...
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Houdini ...........Should be obvious to anyone here.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:22   #98
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I saw a good name for big yacht down in the Caribbean. It was a big sailboat, around 105 feet I recall, owned by someone in the printing business. It was called Impression.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:19   #99
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In Canada when you register as a ship (like US documentation) your name must be unique which means that all the standard names are long gone and you end up with a number like Wave Rider VI or 6. We did not want a number so went to work and came up with 'Ainia' or 'AiniA'.

We started with 'ai ni', which means 'love you' in Chinese (the admiral is a Beijing girl). Now technically a Canadian ship name can only use English or French words. We weren't terribly worried about that, but decided to add the extra 'a' at the end to make the word a palindrome. We also say that since Americans think that Canadians add an 'eh' to the end of everything, the name means, 'love you, eh'.

It has the advantage of being short and unique, although we found out later that Ainia was one of the Amazon warriors noted for swiftness which was a bonus. The disadvantage is that people often get the pronunciation wrong (start with 'ain' not 'ai') and we have to spell it, but it is short and only three different letters.

Anyone know any other names that are palindromes? The only other one we know is 'Toot'.
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In Canada when you register as a ship (like US documentation) your name must be unique which means that all the standard names are long gone and you end up with a number like Wave Rider VI or 6. We did not want a number so went to work and came up with 'Ainia' or 'AiniA'.

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In US it is not required that documented name be unique. Lots of repeats show up on list.
I think at one time it was required, but not now.
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This boat's name is a palindrome. Reads the same upside down, backwards and sideways. There's one other name like it available: our archnemisis "O".
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[QUOTE="boatman61;1230920"]1st/ Double B (broke n brainless)
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My father's houseboats were Triple B.

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The reference contains te Australian Yacht Registry, so that should provide a small list of names

List of Registered Vessels
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Youngsailor,

Our B27 was named Wind Waker. If you are young, you know it, if you aren't, you won't.

Our Alberg 37 is Elphaba. We saw a Wicked performance and the actress playing Elphaba gave a moving performance. We were also thinking of changing her color to green, so...
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[QUOTE=Dave0549jv;1232452]Hello CF, first post here. I'm hopefully going to be the proud owner of a Wellcraft St Tropez in a couple of weeks. I'm so excited, I could puke.

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