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10-08-2012 02:43 PM
Rudder Nonsense
Re: Help me decide on a name

To me,

Sparrow implies a fast nimble boat
Osprey implies a strong dominant boat
Mermaid Tale implies a calm peaceful boat
Lullaby implies an anchored boat
Which type of boater are you? I think Sparrow was an excellent choice.


Then again, by my user name you can see I tend toward the silly names :P
10-08-2012 02:34 PM
SeaQuinn
Re: Help me decide on a name

I know you already named her....wish I had seen this earlier.....would have suggested :

Sparrow's Lullaby
10-08-2012 12:22 PM
gershel
Re: Help me decide on a name

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronSpinnaker View Post
I guess I am just different... I always look up stuff I don't know the meaning of... I would remember all the unique boat names at the marina. (and their meanings) The common forgettable names... well those would be forgotten...

I would name a sailboat Segelboot... And I would paint a seagull in a pair of boots on the bow.
If you would ever travel south on the ICW, you would be spelling that name phoneticaly for every bridge opening. UGH!
Marc
10-07-2012 07:06 PM
flyingriki
Re: Help me decide on a name

In case you decide to open the list:
Breaking Wind
Wasted Seamen
Vitamin Sea
Playbuoy
Cirrhosis of the River
Bullship
Ship Happens
Titan Uranus......
10-07-2012 04:48 PM
IronSpinnaker
Re: Help me decide on a name

I guess I am just different... I always look up stuff I don't know the meaning of... I would remember all the unique boat names at the marina. (and their meanings) The common forgettable names... well those would be forgotten...

I would name a sailboat Segelboot... And I would paint a seagull in a pair of boots on the bow.
10-07-2012 08:16 AM
sealover
Re: Help me decide on a name

Wife thought my white-decked, yellow-hulled Venture 17 looked like a cooked egg and suggested "sunny side up" which means she's turned turtle and it sounds silly. "Over Easy" sounds like a boat name. It stuck!

OP made a good choice with sparrow. No pronunciation help or long story necessary, but there is a good story behind it. When looking at boats in marinas I don't google the translated-from-some-obscure-language names to figure out it means "boat" when sung in Traditional Luxembourg Fart Chant, I just think "what the hell is a Langniappe?!" and move on to the next one. But what I think shouldn't matter to anyone else, but if you do care about what irrelevant strangers think - pick something easily understood by those without a Ph.D in Linguistics.

If you don't care what irrelevant strangers think, then name it what means the most to you, even if it's in Navajo and you sail out of Belize.
10-07-2012 04:36 AM
Sublime
Re: Help me decide on a name

Don't name a boat after a girlfriend.
10-07-2012 04:06 AM
bartonio
Re: Help me decide on a name

Not sure if you have already renamed her but I think that Osprey and Sparrow are used alot in the naming of boats and I think that Lullaby is the best choice.
08-05-2012 08:34 AM
Sea Dawg
Re: Help me decide on a name

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08-04-2012 11:38 PM
Chiquita
Re: Help me decide on a name

It's always fun to have a story behind the name. Bad luck/ Good luck....no such thing. What ever you choose, be proud of it. Pride in ownership. Say each name out loud 3 times each. What sounds good to you. What sounds natural if you were say your vessels name on the VHF radio ?? They are all great names. Don't rush it !
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