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Ackward, there are two ways to make it pretty. The "right" way is to have the transom resprayed but of course that's money. If there's a shop near you that does a lot of paint work, you might approach them and ask "What would it cost...if I brought my boat in sometime when you were already spraying blue? Or when things are slow?" since Flag Blue is a popular color, and a transom is a short job that can fill a hole in the schedule.
Or, you put a "plaque" over the area where the old name was. A circle, rectangle, ellipse, whatever, of vinyl to hide the mismatched area, and then you apply your new name on top of that, so it looks like you added the background intentionally. Could be a white background and blue lettering...gold background...whatever might look good.
You could also just buy a can of Awlgrip, try to roll-n-tip on the transom yourself. Since it is a small job, the worst that would happen is you're back to step #1 and having the shop sand and spray for you.