Keep in mind that the boat name becomes YOUR name too...so for a while I was JENNIE, and I was MELISSA, since those were some of my boat names
I think the name should mean something to YOU. And it must be easy to say on the radio, and write on registration
Anagrams are good...try an online anagram generator
with your name or your wifes name. For example, I was feeling AIMLESS so I named my boat MELISSA...do you see the anagram?
When I was going through a tough time, with several deaths in the family
, I called my boat MISERY. It was always a good icebreaker when inviting friends sailing, since MISERY loves company. The running gag was that I wanted to call the boat MISERLY, but was too cheap
to pay for the extra letter.
I once let my young kids name the boat. Of course it was rough at the dock
the day I brought them to see the boat, and they chose the name WAVY. I made it WAVEY, as a reference to a character in The Shipping
Whatever you call your boat, its your boat and your name, so it will reflect on you every time you say it. So give it some thought, and have some fun. Please let us all know what you come up with.