Hello John, I will be brief after the manuscript from Jeff H !
Consider your seamanship skills more than your subconcious vibes. Loosing mast''s and hitting the rocks is more about awareness/experience this may sound flippant and indeed we are not party to Jeff''s actual circumstances.
In the UK we are equally circumspect of such changes the actuality is that if you are duly cautious and understand and respect the maritime environment you have no need for any concern about name changes.
By the way what''s the name you consder so distastful ?