Name My Boat! (Sorry, I know, but it's really hard)
March 5, 2013 5:10 AM Subscribe
I am very slowly getting to the final stage of buying a boat to live in.
This boat will be where my wife and I live most of the time.
The problem is the boat that we're in the process of buying has a very dutch name that is not really pronouncable by English speakers and also we don't like it very much.
Give us some ideas for boat names.
Further criterion supplied below.
posted by Just this guy, y'know to Home & Garden (56 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Than name must be:
Not silly or punny (I LOVE puns, but they never work written down, or even said more than once, so I don't want to be stuck witha pun 10 years later)
Pronouncable and Understandable to English ears. (Important for radio calls etc. should be spellable)
Relatively short (also for radio reasons: between 1 and three words)
Now the more fun extra point bits:
I am an engineer, she is a philosopher, references that hit that cross section get points.
We both love Hitchhikers guide (see username)
We both love Doctor Who (Her more than me, but it's fine. We were tempted to call it Varos, but there is a nearby boat called that, oddly enough).
This particular boat is not very graceful and naturey. It's a nice boat, but it's solid and did duty as a party boat for some years. It probably wouldn't really suit "willow breeze" or similar. Probably...
I kinda like names that start with a V. (Although that's not super relevant)