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Osprey is the most solid probably but might be a bit generic compared to sparrow. Saying the word sparrow feels better then osprey on the tongue has a slightly better ring to it but i like what osprey evokes a lot more its a glorious eagle compared to a raving little maniac that poops on my varnishwork. Have to say i have a softspot for that bird and have named him Jibs thought of naming the boat jibs. I guess Im wondering i I should go for cuteness or somrthing Im not embarassed to say on the radio...
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Re: Help me decide on a name

I've always liked two word names for boats. I guess it is a southern thing. So "Sparrow" seems a little sparse to me. You don't say where you hail from, but "Sparrow of Annapolis", if appropriate, has a nice sound that would be easy to say on the radio.
However, a Pearson 10M is more macho and aggressive race oriented boat and deserves a more bold sounding name like "Osprey", but osprey does not combine well with place names.
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Re: Help me decide on a name

I like Sparrow. In the right font, that's will look great on the boat. It's easy to say as well (for when people ask you what your boats name is).

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I love "Sparrow." If it were me, I'd have the word on the transom and silhouettes of some sparrows hanging out, perched on the boot stripe.
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I like SPARROW also.
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Re: Help me decide on a name

I like sparrow. A good omen, having that bird hanging out. Sounds like arrow. I knew a little sloop named sparrow, alway's liked it.
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Re: Help me decide on a name

Singing Sparrow?

Gliding Osprey?
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Swallow?
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Re: Help me decide on a name

How about this:

The surname Pearson is of Scottish origin. The traditional language of Scotland is Gaelic.

Translate sparrow into Gaelic and you have: Pardal.
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Re: Help me decide on a name

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I like sparrow. A good omen, having that bird hanging out. Sounds like arrow. I knew a little sloop named sparrow, always liked it.
I agree. It does seem like an omen. If I had a certain pleasant bird hanging around my cockpit, I might have done the same thing.
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