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Old 10-23-2020, 02:03 PM   #81
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Ours is Betty Lou. We lost my wife’s mother Betty 15 years ago and my mother Louise 5 years ago right after we bought the boat. My father always called her Lou. It seemed a fitting name in memorial. Everyone in our extended families love it.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:05 PM   #82
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Halcyon, in greek mythology a bird that would calm the seas. As it turned out, a fairly common boat name.

My previous boat was named Triple Trouble, after our three kids.

Before that we had one named "Irrational", which my wife thought was a very appropriate name for a boat given about of money and time they absorb ...
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:19 PM   #83
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Oma. Grandmother in German. Think of a kindly older German, slightly stout, woman. Now look at a KK Manatee. Not a svelte younger woman with striking lines but more like an Oma, that will protect you through anything. Kindly, but demanding of order. Plus we both had strong Grandmothers.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:20 PM   #84
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I had seen a picture of a large SeaRay with a Dingy mounted prominately on stern.

Dingy Name: Prime Contract
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Thought it amusing!!
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:32 PM   #85
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Kuleana Kai - Meaning "Small piece of property on the sea"
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:44 PM   #86
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35 years ago we sat at a table (wifie, friend and I), contemplating the naming of our contemplated vessel (not yet decided). without a pause wifie (later the Admiral) blurted out "Crew's Inn"................and so it was for 30 years............3 happy years with partner and 27 happy (but twice as costly) with only Wifle. 24 years in she quit the Teak Team and so the selling thought developed RIP (vessel)
She discovered the make boats without exterior teak?
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:25 PM   #87
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Emma Mae, middle names of our mothers.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:32 PM   #88
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My wooden GB is named "True Love", it was a previous name that fit for us. My wife named the dinghy "just a fling". If I buy another big boat I like "Aftica", abbreviation for, another effin toy I can't afford!
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:33 PM   #89
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Carolyn was my wife's mother, Ann was my mother's name. So our boats have been named after our mother's who took such good care of us, protected us, nourished and carried us. It is a tribute to our mothers easy to say and pronounce. It was interesting that often while on the Western Rivers with our very early adopted AIS "B" many tows would raise us before we raised them and would ask "Carolyn Ann", what are ya pushing? I guess it is common to name a commercial vessel after a woman/women and they had seldom seen a pleasure boat with an AIS transponder. While flattering, I would tell them nothing we were just a rec/pleasure boat squawking with AIS to stay out of their way. They always said that they liked that ... and then started a conversation on a side channel.
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Old 10-23-2020, 06:32 PM   #90
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My boat was named "Vagrant" when I bought her, and I didn't like the name, so thought of what would be more appropriate and appealing. I thought about some combination of my kids' names (none of them pronounceable) and various esoteric literary references, and the funny plays on words ("Knot Home"), and ways I intended to use the boat ("Girls' Night Out" was a contender in this category). I finally decided that I love the sea, and I love line dancing, so "Sea Dancer" won out -- meaningful to me, easy to understand on the radio, maybe not too obnoxious for the next owner.
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Old 10-23-2020, 06:47 PM   #91
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I do think there's something very nautical and classic and classy about naming a boat after a person, like the freighters out of Duluth on Lake Superior. Edmund Fitzgerald. Charles W. Morgan in Mystic. The Cunard queens. Mary Celeste. Reuben James. Mary Rose. Bonhomme Richard.
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:22 PM   #92
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Emma Mae, middle names of our mothers.
VERY nice looking boat and a fitting name too.
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:40 PM   #93
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The PO ran a boat yard. He named her "Diogenes" as he was always looking for a honest man. I bought the boat from his widow and felt it was such a personal name, I removed the name boards and gave them to his wife.

After a long time, I named the boat "Shaman". She takes me on magical trips.
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I do think there's something very nautical and classic and classy about naming a boat after a person, like the freighters out of Duluth on Lake Superior. Edmund Fitzgerald. Charles W. Morgan in Mystic. The Cunard queens. Mary Celeste. Reuben James. Mary Rose. Bonhomme Richard.


And then there’s the Joyce L. VanEnkevort... lol

I’m sure she is/was a lovely person, but that name is like listening to a teenager trying to learn how to drive a manual transmission.
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:26 PM   #95
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Viking God

We named our GB32 Solvogn. It comes from tenth-century Nordic mythology. They believed that there was a god who woke up ever morning and hitched his horse to a little cart and dragged the sun (a round golden disc sitting upright) across the sky. At the end of the day he turned it around to its black side and came back, making night. The cart was the "sun wagon". A GB32 with all its curtains open is truly a "sun wagon." For more google this "trundholm sun chariot."
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:49 PM   #96
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Our last name is Hawkins so our boat is the Hawks' Nest.

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Old 10-23-2020, 09:41 PM   #97
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Maire - pronounced may-ray. We’re the third owner and the boat’s name is original. The folks we bought the boat from new the first owner and supposedly he was a good Irish Catholic. We were told that Maire is an old Celtic name that means “Mary of the Sea.”
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:57 PM   #98
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I got a couple of those. We called them "didn't get caught medals".

Always figured that the expectation was for bad conduct, or else why else would they give medals for good conduct...
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I looked around for an indigionas name.

Murungal is Thunder in the local Aboriginal lauguge for the location that l purchased the vessel.

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Old 10-24-2020, 03:02 AM   #100
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I got a couple of those. We called them "didn't get caught medals".

Always figured that the expectation was for bad conduct, or else why else would they give medals for good conduct...
We called them, "undetected crime" medal
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