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Old 04-03-2021, 12:31   #1
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What do you think about Nautilus as a sailboat name? To name the boat after famous Captain Nemo's Nautilus submarine? Wouldn't that be an unlucky name for a sailboat?
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I've seen many variations of that name...
"naughtygirl....naughtyboy....etc...etc...etc....c ould name a few more, but would likely not pass the moderator's eye...
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Not really:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nautilus_(1804)
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus_(1886)

Only because he US names some of their submarines after the one in Jules Verne's book, doesn't make it an exclusive name.
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I've seen many variations of that name...
"naughtygirl....naughtyboy....etc...etc...etc....c ould name a few more, but would likely not pass the moderator's eye...

Funny names, thanks. Yet naughty is not nauti, and it is not related to Nautilus. Captain Nemo named his submarine Nautilus after marine mollusc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus.

Nemo is the main hero of "20000 Leagues Under the Sea, a great novel by Jules Verne.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty...Under_the_Seas
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Is it a Contessa 26.???
No, I am looking for a name for an Albin Ballad I plan to buy. :-)
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This is my front runner.

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Too long for a name :-)
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Re: Sailboat names

A boat name can reveal much about the personality of the boat owner – so choosing a boat name can be difficult. To help boaters with this task, BoatUS Boat Graphics & Lettering has been compiling a list of boat names given by boaters across the country for the past 10+ years. Check out the top 10 boat names by year below.
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A boat name can reveal much about the personality of the boat owner so choosing a boat name can be difficult. To help boaters with this task, BoatUS Boat Graphics & Lettering has been compiling a list of boat names given by boaters across the country for the past 10+ years. Check out the top 10 boat names by year below.
Boat Names ~ BoatUS https://www.boatus.com/products-and-...ing/boat-names

Eg: 2020:
Serenity
Island Time
Scout
Pura Vida
Seas the Day
Shenanigans
Black Pearl
Cool Change
Liberty
Knot on Call

Thanks. Checked all years they provide. Nautilus not found. It is a rear boat name on the web also.
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Too long for a name :-)
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What do you think about Nautilus as a sailboat name? To name the boat after famous Captain Nemo's Nautilus submarine? Wouldn't that be an unlucky name for a sailboat?
When I picked my boat's name I anticipated having to spell it many times on the radio, so I kept it simple - keep that in mind - November Alpha Uniform Tango India Lima Uniform Sierra.
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yep, gotta be able to pronounce and spell the name.....

I remember a South African race boat that was named " Dabulamanzi"...it's a Zulu word for " cleaver of the waters"....cool name, but try spelling that to the Coast Guard....

You gotta pick a name that is easily said, easily understood, and easy to spell...a single name is best....forget about the "Betsy Sue" stuff...and other multi word names....
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When I picked my boat's name I anticipated having to spell it many times on the radio, so I kept it simple - keep that in mind - November Alpha Uniform Tango India Lima Uniform Sierra.
Very true, it should be short and simple. Better one word then two or more. Nautilus may be abbreviated to Naut which means sailor in Greek. Yet there is at least one Naut out there:https://amsterdambyboat.com/naut/
Also someone told me that Nautilus is an unlucky name, because sailboat called with submarine name is destined to go down and sink one day.

And still I very much like Nautilus as it is in Jules Verne novel as well the story itself ..
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A boat name can reveal much about the personality of the boat owner so choosing a boat name can be difficult. To help boaters with this task, BoatUS Boat Graphics & Lettering has been compiling a list of boat names given by boaters across the country for the past 10+ years. Check out the top 10 boat names by year below.
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Flipping through the past years in that link reveals much about boaters in the US - they lack imagination!
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