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I think, like Brezzin and SD, that it wouldn't kill us to be a little more respectful.

However, that being said I also HATE the cutesy names like Wind Lover and C-Dreamer.

Something in the middle that means something to you seems appropriate. And humor is always appreciated. Which means Filthy Oar would probably get a thumbs up from me.
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I'm not saying that he should respect his ex-wife. I'm saying that he should respect whatever relationship he once had with her that was good enough to ask her to marry him. There's a big difference between the two. It's also pretty clearly my opinion...and I even said so... so STFU DA...
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lol..Sway, that was my second choice.

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I would never tell her that the boat has an unofficial double meaning. It's not a publicity stunt or attention grabber. I just always liked the name growing up. I get along very well with my ex-wife, prolly a little too well at times. I am really considering the "Filthy Oar" instead. It's basically the same but a little more conservative.
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There is a robust history, dating back to the Peloponnesian War, of tagging ships with affectionately vulgar names. Sailors would make up songs about em: "The Chillicut is a dirty old slut with a growing swell behind her", or similar. Really, sailors haven't always been presentable, and after six months boiling whales and scrubbing decks I reckon a filthy hoor starts sounding pretty good, the filthier the better. Part of the odd, testy thing sailors have with their boats. Pilots, too -- it doesn't make the expurgated histories (Greatest Generation, Titanomachia yadda yadda), but some of the planes in WW2 had really disgusting nicknames and nose art. Like, really truly naughty.

Wouldn't care to name my boat thus, but... let's please not go moaning it's part of a general decline in society, murr murr murr. "Let me take you by the hand / and lead you through the streets of London" circa 1815. Or Nantucket, same time period. You'd heave your guts. No one back then would have given "Filthy Whore" a second thought. Nor noticed a well-dressed gent, puking in the street.

I agree with those who prefer a straight-up salty name over a cutesy one: High C's (note misapplied apostrophe), or Juan of a Kind. You want a general decline in moral standards? Look in the phone book under "Hair Salons." A Cut Above. A Snip In Time. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. There's your sign of impending doom.

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I don’t consider myself a prude by any means, but I do believe what you name your boat reflects on your personality. If you give your boat a crude name don’t be surprised that other yachtsmen form low opinions of you (first impressions count). What cuts it on a SC 27 or J Boat might not carry the same connotation on the transom of a cruiser. When we named our boat, we wanted a name that could be distinct and clear in an emergency (think about the instant credibility you would have with the USGC when calling Mayday for “Filthy Whore” in an emergency). The other criteria we had was how the name would sound in Latitude 38 and the like. Would your sailmaker use your boat in an ad if it had an off color name?
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Hear hear! I am totally with GeorgeB on this one.

Thats why I would only consider serious names, and not the cutsey stuff either. Something nautical sounding, like "Bleeding Gums", or "Cartel"..

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Naming a boat is not only a reflection on the boat, but on the person who owns it. It's really no more complicated than that.

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Bleeding Gums is excellent. 'Specially for a dentist's boat. If you want to sound classy, upscale that to Gingivitis. Who would ever take their children to a vacation spot named "Big Tits National Park", or use said Tits in an advertising campaign? That purveyor of vice, Sotheby's:



The Biggest Tit of them all. Just because it's in French doesn't make it any less vulgar. And I think we're all misjudging the Coast Guard, which knows entertainment value when it sees it. They'd be laughing about the "Filthy Whore in distress" incident for years. Throw em a bone!

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