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How to Create a Proper Boat Name

Hi everyone. I'm new here, but not new to sailing. Mostly dighny racing, but now that I'm middle aged, I am doing more cruising. But, I digress. We have inherited a boat from my Dad. I'm looking to name it, but I thought there were "rules" to doing so. Rules such as should be 7 letters long with one repeating. Anyone know anything about this? I have read lots of posts and even Vigor's de/renaming ceremony, on renaming the boat, so I don't need help with that. Just what makes a proper name. Thanks, cbropes.
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7 letters only if named on a Tuesday. Any other day, and it must be a name, word or feeling found in the most recent Corona Commercial. Dos Equis will do also, plus it's the most interesting commercial in the world.

Just name it something that means something to somebody or to you and have a great time in it!
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The more people's names used to create it the worse it probably would be. I like simple and easy to pronounce.
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Just wire me $500 via Western Union, I will let you to name whatever you like but has to less less than 13 characters. If the name can not be pronounced by a Red Neck, that will another $500 more. We will provide you the Red Neck for the test.

Offer only good until this Friday at 5:00 pm..
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About this time you may be sorry you asked.
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Brian - really, huh? OK. So what I heard was 8 letters, one had to repeat. @rockDAWG - I have plenty of Red Necks here in Maine, so I'll be keeping the $1000. Thanks anyway. Going with a name that honors both my Dad (who gave me the boat) and my mom, who recently passed away (and whose illness was the reason for getting rid of the boat). The name to change is Scalawag, which I presume is a name @rockDAWG would like, so you can have that one. Cheers!
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Dad would be honored to have the boat re named after Mom.

Hopefully, Mom has a great double name like Barbara-Ann, Enola-Gay or Martha-Lewis.
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Just name it something that means something to somebody or to you and have a great time in it!
That's really all that matters.
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Going with a name that honors both my Dad (who gave me the boat) and my mom, who recently passed away (and whose illness was the reason for getting rid of the boat). Cheers!
Yes, something that is meaningful to you is the best. You are a good son, you make your parents proud.

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There is no rule for boat names. It should mean something to you and should be
easy to pronounce but that is only my opinion. I think some of the good names I have heard over the years - Wanderer, Beowolf, Whisper, Sundeer, Windhorse, Spray, Avalon, Marimba, and dozens of others.
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