Wow, I'm so grateful for all the replies. Why could I not find this info after hours of googling?
I think we're going to keep her old name for now and then change it when we put her on the hard
since it's going to be quite the process. I have no desire to anger the gods but the amount of work removing the old name on top of our full time jobs is a bit much for this week. While we and our friends have never been boarded by the coasties, our friends have seen them actively boarding boats in the SF Bay
lately. She won't be going out for recreational sails
for a while so I'm not too concerned.
We do have a new name picked out but we'll not tell anyone (with the exception of the company making the new decal) until the ceremony. I'm looking forward to the naming celebration but might stop at the sacrifices and anything involving virgins.
I'm happy to have found such a warm and welcoming community with loads of knowledge. I'm looking forward to sharing our adventures with all of you!