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Old 24-05-2010, 10:58   #16
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You would be the River Boat Queen, lady of the mists, ruling all and sundry with a firm but fair hand, dispensing royal but salty wisdom when called upon, bringing joy and sunshine to her riparian subjects and by her very presence in this fair land bringing abundance once again to these shores!

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Old 24-05-2010, 11:00   #17
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I was a foreign exchange student in high school getting to spend some time in Germany. My favorite word in any language is "Möglichkeiten". It means possibilities, but I just think its fun to say, like gymnastics for the mouth.

SO I always thought that would be a neat boat name. I had a beach cat the family called Mogli for short, but then I read you want a boat name that will be easy to understand over the radio and reconsidered.

My next boat will likely be Mary Liberty. I read the phrase "mare liberum" in a law book (admiralty term meaning freedom of the seas). I also have a daughter named Mary and went to St. Mary's College of Maryland so it works for me on many levels and should be fairly easy to communicate.
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Old 24-05-2010, 12:47   #18
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Before you name/re-name your boat, imagine hailing over vhf. Is the name easy to understand, spell, pronounce, etc? Being cute with your vessel name is all well and good until you're sreaming over the vhf trying to get someone to first understand how to pronounce the name and then how to spell it.
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Old 24-05-2010, 13:45   #19
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Sunset Chaser named herself.... with a bit of help from one of Air Canada's big birds 32,000 feet over Manitoba. She's a small, quick boat, and it seems to fit (we aren't actually fast enough to catch sunsets, of course). It's not a registered name, though- as far as the government's concerned, she's just one of those alphanumeric codes and a bit of outdated paperwork.

The new boat is just "Starwind 800" for now, after a year of being "8m power tri 0904". The design name is off a spacecraft design, a la Enterprise-E, from my Star Trek-obsessed days as a kid. She'll pick a real name once we get her built....

I gotta say, those with a knack for boat names ought to drop by the freight line offices now and then. Ore carriers are beaten only by barges for lack of creativity.
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Old 24-05-2010, 17:03   #20
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"Azawakh" is the name of a Niger hound dog, our boat being a "Levrier de mer" (seahound in french)...other boat from this line were also called "Sloughi" or "Barzoï" (other hound dog types...).

As we are the 2nd owners, we found the name rare and appropriate enough, as well as close to the one we wanted to choose originally ("Arrakis"...) to keep it from the first owner.
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Old 24-05-2010, 19:22   #21
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There are only a few references to a ship in Tolkein's body of work. So, it was an easy choice. I happen to really like the "Far Wanderer" meaning. My ship's quote is going to be "Not all who wander are lost"

Palarran - From Tolkien's Silmarillion

Palarran *Far Wanderer* was the Name of Aldarion’s ship. The origin of the name is given below.

Pallando, despite the spelling, perhaps contains palan "afar", as in palantir and in Pallaran "Far Wanderer," the name of Aldarion's ship*
The ship was supposedly the greatest ship, (great probably in the meaning of big/huge) ever made.

He spoke no more to his father of such matters, but passed his days upon the ship Eämbar in the company of the Venturers, and in the building of a vessel greater than any made before: that ship he named Palarran, the Far Wanderer*
The first voyage of Palarran covered four years from 816-820 S.A. However, it is said that even then Aldarion shortened his journey for a love of Erendis was stirred in his heart and it yearned for him to return to land.

Palarran also has an importance in regard of Aldarion’s relationship with Erendis. For when Erendis brought The Green Bough of Return to be places at Palarran’s prow was the time when Aldarion first looked at Erendis with love.
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I can think of one new naming rule that should be considered:

Catamarans should not have "cat" as part of their name. There must be tens of thousands of them, and I'll bet every owner thought it was clever at the time! It's quite the cat-astrophe!
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Old 24-05-2010, 20:06   #23
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I would suggest a moratorium on the name "Wind Dancer".
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When I get upset it is named *%#&!. You don't want to know how that is pronounced.
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I have one. How about THX1138? But you might want to do a copyright search on that one
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I didn't know there was anoyher boat out there with the same name as mine. lol. I didn't change the name of my registered boat because there is too much paperwork involved and I am cheap.The boat is named "Chaim" which is a lousy name to have to use on the radio. It is pronounced "Kahiem" or something close to that. My research tells me that it means "life" in the Hebrew language. This was confirmed by a person who knows the language. Usually used in the context of L'Chaim" when your toasting your drink. To life.
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Nice name Lancer.

My boats name is actually Marinela. It means "From the Sea". It's also my wife's Romanian name.
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. It's also my wife's Romanian name.
wow. I don't even know my wife's Romanian name.
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Does renaming a sailboat after one of the owners pose any problems? We having been toying with the idea for over a month now and it's sounding better and better as time goes on.
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