|Grand Passion, Luv'n Life IV, and unnamed boat.|
One must also consider unexpected consequences of a particular name. To make another baby name comparison, think about the initials for a girl named Ashley Sarah Smith. Also, please never ever use any form of "Mayday" or "SOS" in your boat name.
The Boat Galley site has a great post with tips on choosing a name. I especially like their tips on considering how the name is said and spelled. Luv'n Life is often misspelled as "Loving Life" or "Lovin' Life" but it doesn't affect our ability to check in to marinas or the intended meaning of our boat's name. Check out the Boat Galley blog post for the unforeseen consequences of owning a boat named "Que Tal" in a Spanish speaking country.
However, while a boat is still unnamed it can be a lot of fun to sit around with friends tossing out ideas (both insane ones and legitimate ones). Here are just a few of our fun ideas:
- The Juicy Pirate (a combination of the owners' favorite Jimmy Buffett songs)
- Sue Creek's Finest
- All Wet
- There are tons more that I can't remember. Plus a few they are seriously considering but I refuse to post because there is so much superstition about boat names.
After two days of fun it was time to go home but not without a quick snag in the plans. The mud in Sue Creek must be extra mucky because it never wants to release our stern anchor. Doug took the dinghy out to pull it up and was getting nowhere. Luckily, Grand Passion had just left the raft-up and the strength of their Ocean pulled the anchor free:
original post and pictures).
Back to the boat name -- I'd love to hear your crazy ideas. What's the name of your boat? Or what would you name a boat if you had one? Want inspiration -- look at the rotating photos of boat names on the right hand column of this blog.