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Old 03-02-2010, 19:09   #46
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Aw damnit Gord, I had no idea. Well, I'll scratch that one. I don't like to be a copy-cat.
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Aw damnit Gord, I had no idea. Well, I'll scratch that one. I don't like to be a copy-cat.
Seing as you call yourself Bubblehead.... why don't you just call her "Bubbles"...... as its what she'll leave in her wake......
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Ok...I think I'm down to 3 contenders:

Ajax- (there were two in Greek mythology)
Auris Popularis- Latin for "Popular Breeze"
Dies Non- Latin for "Business-free Day"

Definately the last one!
How could you make the "day" plural?
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:18   #49
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Well strictly translated it's "No Days" but it was a common phrase meaning "day off".

Die is day, Dies is Days. So Dies Non.

"Bubbles" sounds like a stripper. A fun time, leaving you with an empty wallet. Wait...maybe that does fit.

Well still, I'm not using Bubbles! LOL
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...So "D&D" for Don & Dana...
Since I mis-spent some college years playing Dungeons & Dragons (with 20-sided dice and areas marked on math-paper and before the advent of computer versions) I associate something different with that name
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Since I mis-spent some college years playing Dungeons & Dragons (with 20-sided dice and areas marked on math-paper and before the advent of computer versions) I associate something different with that name
I still spend time doing that. There's a bag of dice that goes with my boat these days. lol
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I've said that if Minty (the cat) is still alive when we go to sea then the boat should be called "Minty's Basket" since she'll sleep on it all day and expect to be ferried from fishmonger to fishmonger...

Darn cats... I don't even like cats...
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I know what you mean. Kitty the Pooh, displaying the wisdom of age, sleeps, sheds, craps and eats (not neccessarily in that order) and I clean up after her. And then she tries to tell me I'm not doing it right (I think)! Man, the boat is to darn small. She's 18 ... why does she look so healthy?
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Darn cats... I don't even like cats...
I do, but I can never eat a whole one by myself.
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I do, but I can never eat a whole one by myself.
True a whole one is too much but at least there is some left over for the next day's lunch!!
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I believe that my boat's seaworthiness and cleanliness is more important than a name, but I find myself with a little idle time where I am unable to work on it, and I find myself considering a name.

I'm not here to ask for actual name suggestions, I'm asking for advice on naming criteria and conventions.

First, the boat is a '69 Coronado 25. It's old and small by today's standards. The boat appears to have never been named. There is no evidence of lettering on the stern, and none mentioned in any records that I have. Is it even proper to name a boat this small?

Second, assuming it's not a delusion of grandeur to name a 25' sloop, I believe that the name should reflect the type and condition of the craft. I'm trying to avoid anything pretentious or showy. You don't name a dirty, neglected vessel "Queen Somebody".

I have the WORST imagination when it comes to "clever" names or sayings and many of them have been taken for ship names anyway.

So:

1. Is it proper to name a boat as small as 25'?

2. A name appropriate for the class and physical condition of the vessel.

3. Clever can be good if it's original and makes sense. Otherwise, avoid it.

4. Try to select a name that is meaningful to the owner/captain, and at least marginally intelligible over VHF and telephone communications in case of emergencies.

Any disagreements? Additions?

Thanks.
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Of course your boat is worth naming - how would you feel if you were small and thought not worthy of being named. Boats have feelings and want to be loved
Exactly....boats are people too!
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One of the best name combinations I have seen is a foreign flagged 100'+ yacht that comes into Annapolis each year - the tender is named "Contract" and the yacht is named "Change Order"....anyone that has built a custom home would probably appreciate this!
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One of the best name combinations I have seen is a foreign flagged 100'+ yacht that comes into Annapolis each year - the tender is named "Contract" and the yacht is named "Change Order"....anyone that has built a custom home would probably appreciate this!
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