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Old 12-10-2016, 10:44   #1
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New Boat Name. Need help

I have a new used boat and not happy with its current name.
This is my short list, any suggestions. ..


Seas The Day
She Got The House
Feeling Nauti
Usain Boat
Nautiboy
Unsinkable II
Aboat Time
To Sea or Knot To Sea
Costaplenty
Beeracuda
Passing Wind
She’ll Get Over It
Hydro Therapy
Bow Movement
Farfrompuken
The Codfather
Pier Pressure
Cirrhosis of the River
Campbells Condensed Sloop
Marlin Monroe
Aquaholic
Dijabringabeeralong
Moor Often Than Knot
Yeah Buoy
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:54   #2
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All very funny.

None appropriate for a real boat name.

The old saying: "Try it out on the VHF when calling the Coast Guard" might be incentive enough for you to choose something more realistic.

Good luck.
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sigh.... all horrible
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Im tending towards Unsinkable II
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I'm guessing this must be for a power runabout, center console outboard or sportfisherman type boat so go with Beeracuda or Bow Movement
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Im tending towards Unsinkable II
Agreed... it's actually kinda humorous.
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I still am a fan of Blow Me for a sailboat
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I believe Boaty McBoatface is still free.
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The old saying: "Try it out on the VHF when calling the Coast Guard" might be incentive enough for you to choose something more realistic.
+1 on this. I'm not a fan of names that are a play on words or cute/funny. It will be very annoying to constantly be asked, "How do you spell that?". I like names that are concise, easy to say on the radio, and not easily confused with similar sounding words.

Ultimately it's your choice, of course, and you can pick anything you like :-)
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Yes Davidhoy, very wise. I might go with Boat 1
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any suggestions
Call me an old fogey, but I think sailboats should be given noble names.
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Well I love humorous names, but maybe not "She Got the House". Makes you sound bitter, although I TOTALLY understand.
Some on your list are common, and also consider how they may sound on the VHF - "Cost Guard, Didjabringbeeralong".
But "Boaty McBoatface"? No one will ever forget you.
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I still am a fan of Blow Me for a sailboat


"Blow Jib" is also an option.

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Here's some great ones;
Pan (after the mystical flutist)
May Day (that feeling, sailing, when the weather turns nice in may)
Secure it, eh? (To make sure you batten everything down)
What could go wrong?

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Here's some great ones;
Pan (after the mystical flutist)
May Day (that feeling, sailing, when the weather turns nice in may)
Secure it, eh? (To make sure you batten everything down)
What could go wrong?
Funny!

I know that if your boat is Coast Guard documented, they explicitly prohibit any names that sound like common distress or hailing terms. My last name is "Hoy", and several people said I should incorporate that into my boat's name and it had me wondering if the CG would allow it. But, as my previous post suggests, I'm not a fan of such names anyway.
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