What do you call a group of drunken sailors?
April 26, 2016 11:35 AM   Subscribe

We are participating in a scavenger hunt type event and need help with a team name. Metafilter rocks when it comes to names for businesses/websites/roller derby, so give me your best nautical team names.

Our team has been assigned navy as our team color, and all four members are sailors.

So we’re looking for a nautical team name - something funny. Puns are acceptable, slightly offensive is fine, as are references to alcohol.
posted by thejanna to Grab Bag (34 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Fleet Week?
posted by JoeZydeco at 11:37 AM on April 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


Three Sheets to the Win
posted by Think_Long at 11:37 AM on April 26, 2016 [31 favorites]


Shore Leave
The Watch Ashore
Drunken Press Gang
Paralytic Shipmates
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash
posted by BigLankyBastard at 11:39 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Blue Peters (name of the signal flag summoning crewmembers back from shore leave)
Traditionally, a group of sailors from a given ship would be collectively referred to as the name of their home ship, in the plural. For example, If your ship was the Dreadnought, you and your shipmates would be called the Dreadnoughts while ashore.
posted by BigLankyBastard at 11:43 AM on April 26, 2016


Naughty-cull miles
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:59 AM on April 26, 2016


Sons Over the Yard Arm
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:04 PM on April 26, 2016


The No-Ship Sherlocks
posted by drlith at 12:05 PM on April 26, 2016 [9 favorites]


The Wavy Navy
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:07 PM on April 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Wasted Seamen
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:12 PM on April 26, 2016 [11 favorites]


Full Steam Ahead!
posted by carter at 12:21 PM on April 26, 2016


The best sailing-team name I've seen is The Reach Arounds.
posted by nicwolff at 12:24 PM on April 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


Nauti by Nature
posted by unreasonable at 12:27 PM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Salty Sots
posted by chevyvan at 12:31 PM on April 26, 2016


Shamelessly stolen from an episode of Raising Hope that for some reason just popped into my head: Cirrhosis of the River.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:31 PM on April 26, 2016


Sea Slugs, Sea Cucumbers, Mighty Mermen, Popeye's Posse, Squidwards
posted by mermayd at 12:32 PM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


The Booze Crews
Blue’s Booze-Cruise Clues
The Grand-Cru Booze Crew (etc.)
Any Port in a Storm
The Dark & Stormys
A Rum Do
The Salty Rims
posted by miles per flower at 12:34 PM on April 26, 2016


Knot Sober
posted by a lungful of dragon at 12:44 PM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Please note that I have shamelessly stolen all of these from Lucy Bellwood's comic:

The Scuttlebutts
The Baggy Wrinkles
The Lubbers' Holes
The Futtocks

....I was very close to also suggesting "The Snatch Blocks", but that may be a little too crude.

And if there are seven of you, you also have "The Seven Deadly Sins", which you can say you got from a Flogging Molly song.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:56 PM on April 26, 2016


...Upon closer re-read - please amend my last sentence to read "if you can draft three more teammakes so that there are seven of you..."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:57 PM on April 26, 2016


(The Crew Of) The Good Ship Venus (The Venusians?)
posted by andrewcooke at 12:58 PM on April 26, 2016


Bar Tars.
posted by firstdrop at 1:03 PM on April 26, 2016


Cinderella Liberties
posted by Michele in California at 1:15 PM on April 26, 2016




What do you call a group of drunken sailors?

Perhaps:
A Murder of Drunkards

Or:
A Murder of Drunkards Eating Crow
posted by Michele in California at 1:42 PM on April 26, 2016


Captain's Mast
posted by clorox at 2:48 PM on April 26, 2016


Shore Beave

Randy Rowers
posted by mmmbacon at 3:01 PM on April 26, 2016


Boatswain Buddies
(Pynchon) The Whole Sick Crew
The Sail Ho's
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:29 PM on April 26, 2016


The Rough Sextants
posted by argonauta at 6:44 PM on April 26, 2016


Navy Gaiters
posted by effluvia at 6:54 PM on April 26, 2016


Sauced Squids
posted by Rob Rockets at 7:20 PM on April 26, 2016


The Salty Dogs
The Hearty Jack-Tars
The Water Dogs
The Mighty Mariners
posted by h00py at 5:34 AM on April 27, 2016


What the Foc'sle
The Forestays
Extreme Mast Rake
The Keelers
Sloop Dogs
posted by ElGuapo at 8:56 AM on April 27, 2016


So many great suggestions! I'm going to run these by the team and I'll check back once we've made a choice. And I don't know how I missed that Lucy Bellwood comic, but I will be sending it along to all my sailing friends.
posted by thejanna at 10:15 AM on April 27, 2016


Just an update for anyone interested. We loved so many of these ideas, so thank you again to everyone for your suggestions. The team is now up to six people, and after long deliberation we decided on The Rough Sextants suggested by argonauta.

Logo design for t-shirts is underway.
posted by thejanna at 10:25 AM on May 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


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