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Old 13-09-2010, 07:23   #31
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I'd never associate Rothschild with a giraffe. The giraffe graphics wouldn't help either.

Rothschild has been one of the most famous banking names in the world for centuries. It's a bit like naming your boat Napoleon - after the dessert of course!!
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I was just asking 'RiverRat' the forum participant what his/her opinion was Mark...

Muskoka, I know the connotations with 'Rothschild' now and that is one of the issues...I am not into banking and $$$$ are not my main focus in life...although there are other de Rothschilds, one of which who has built a boat out of recycled soda bottles and is sailing around to make a point.

It is too bad that the connotations do not meet how we think of ourselves, because I think it is a beautiful name...well, heck, and it would be nice to have $$$$.

Anyway, I am becoming partial to 'Alchemy', it it were a race boat then it would most definitely be 'Shazam!'

We'll see...
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Alchemy is a great name. But there's that gold thing again......
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When I hear Alchemy I think of a fellow sailor from Canada whose boat is Alchemy. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it is more common than you would think.
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I was just asking 'RiverRat' the forum participant what his/her opinion was Mark...
High Heels, fyi, I'm a girl. Well, female anyway. Guess you can't say you're a girl when you're in your 40's!

When the right boat name comes along you'll know it. It'll feel right.
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what about going with the genus name: Giraffe
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RiverRat I am 40 and I still call myself a Girl ;0)

I like 'Alchemy' a lot...

I love this definition:

probably from the Greek 'chymeia' a mingling, chymos juice, because was the orig. the art of extracting medicinal juices from plants. 1. The medieval chemical science, the great objects of which were to transmute base metals into gold and to discover the universal cure for diseases and means of indefinitely prolonging life. 2. Power to transform, or act or process of transforming, something common into something precious.

For me, who uses tinctures of herbs frequently and I sincerely believe they have saved my health.

and then the 2. is just lovely in regards to the new Life my husband and I are attempting to create!
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Well, between us girls , I like Alchemy as well!
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Your vote is tallied RiverRat and will be considered with high regard considering both your forum name and boat name ;0)
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I still do like 'giraffe' Bash! It is certainly different and I love giraffes...
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G'Day H.H.,

A couple of almost relevant points:

There was a minor-league raceboat on SF Bay some years back called Shazam, including appropriate lightning-bolt graphics. I liked it then, and still do.

We have good friends who circumnavigated in a Cal 2-28 about that same time, and it was called "Twigga", which is Swahili (I think) for Giraffe... point being that perhaps Giraffe and its derivitives have good sailing karma!

Finally, although the Rothschild clan has some bad connotations, someone by that name makes one of the worlds finest wines in France, so maybe they aren't all bad!

And really finally, "Insatiable" has been a happy name for us. Turns out to be exactly cognate in both French and Spanish, including the "wink,wink,nudge,nudge" aspects, and this has lightened the atmosphere in many a port capitan's office in Mexico and French islands in the Pacific. Anything that adds a smile to an officials face is a good thing if you are going foreign.

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Giralrothzam!

If it's confusing, you could always include a picture of a pirate eating napoleon for desert...
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Good name Jim! and good things to consider...

Very creative Robert, and I think you just invented a new language! ;0) It might be a long ride to the planet where they speak it though...I have never been good at compromise, so Robert's name sounds like a good solution!
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