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    Ok guys. Now's your chance to be original.

    I'm looking for boat names.


    Here's the parameters.

    1) Must be one word.

    2) Must be easy to understand over the radio

    3) must not be "difficult" to spell, either with english letters or phonetics

    4) can't be a "stupid name" (eg. "Breakin wind","Blow Me", "Poopy Express", "Master Baiter", "My Assiss Dragon", "Wet Dream","Norwegian Woody" - LOL)

    5) Must "say something" about the owners

    6) Must be uncommon. (eg. Island Time, Seas the Day, It's About Time, Liberty, Serendipity, Second Wind, Dolce Vita, Aquaholic, The Good Life, Nauti Buoy - Note these are the TOP ten names in 2012.) - and Liberty was one of my picks

    Any help is appreciated.

    We will be putting all the names into a spread sheet along with some other information like "What the name means", What language it is, and perhaps a few other things.

    The wife and I will be culling through those when the time comes to pick a name for our boat.

    We might not chose one of them, or we might and it might depend on the boat itself. For instance if the boat is a particularly pretty boat and has a nice name, and is well known in the islands or something like that we might keep the old name.

    We want the name to be something to be remembered and something that will catch the ears as much as the type of vessel we really want will "catch the eye".

    I don't think most of you know what I mean by that right now. But perhaps you do.

    thanks


    Oh..... the following is the list of things I have RIGHT NOW and remember this was something I threw together in an hour or so of thinking.

    Name Explanation/meaning Language
    Altair star name
    Anomaly word
    Antares star name
    Arcturus star name
    Athena god
    Barsoom fictional planet
    Betelgeuse star name
    Capella star name
    Chronology time
    Clockwork time
    Continuum time
    Damhban White Stag Gaelic
    Discovery word
    Epoch time
    Excursion time
    Frontier word
    Galileo famous scientist
    Gandalf famous wizard
    Hera god
    Hermes god
    Mango fruit
    Marielee daughter's middle names
    Maryjean moms' names
    Moonrunner idea
    Nexus series of connections linking two or more things.
    Onyx stone
    Orion constellation
    Pegusus constellation
    Ptolemy famous scientist
    Rivendell elf city
    Starpath word
    Starrunner word
    Startrekker word
    Startripper word
    Ticktock time
    Time time
    Venus planet
    Walkabout idea
    Wormwood location/plant
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    "Leeway"


    Ties in with sailing, ties in with freedom, ties in with escaping from an oppressive government.
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
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    hehe I like Leeway, I'll add it to the list. Gonna have to log in later to see what Ryan is hiding in there (cuz it ain't showing here).
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    Ryan's picture is that of Serenity. As in the ship from Firefly.
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
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    "We've got the ultimate leeway"

    "No one gave us Leeway"

    Which way should we go? Wherever the wind blows....leeward or the Leeway. heh.
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    Cool! Serenity is one I have on the list now (not the one I posted).
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    I kind of like "Scourge" or "Impaler" and "Ravager"....

    But my wife will nix those before they are on the list. /snicker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Donaldson View Post
    hehe I like Leeway, I'll add it to the list. Gonna have to log in later to see what Ryan is hiding in there (cuz it ain't showing here).
    What?!?! Tinypic isn't working with your work firewall any longer? That's buillshit...

    Here's another. I'll forgo the picture this time - "Defiant".

    There you go, my 2 favorite ships.

    I like Mal's suggestion too.

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    Defiant! I forgot that one!
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    Ok, this is what I have thus far, and not many of them "leap out".

    My wife is compiling her own list too, and I'll eventually combine all this, then we'll go through and eliminate the shit.... (LOL)

    Name Explanation Language How Common?
    Altair star name
    Andromeda Galaxy/constellation
    Anomaly word
    Antares star name
    Aqurius Galaxy/constellation
    Arabella
    Arcane
    Arcturus star name
    Argus
    Athena god
    Atlantis
    Aurora
    Barsoom fictional planet
    Betelgeuse star name
    Bluefin
    Borealis
    Buena Vista
    Capella star name
    Cassiopeia Galaxy/constellation
    Centarus constellation
    Challenger
    Chameleon Galaxy/constellation
    Chronology time
    Clockwork time
    Colorado
    Columbia
    Columbine
    Constitution
    Continium time
    Cumulus
    Current
    Cutlass
    Cygnus constellation - the swan
    Damhban White Stag Gaelic
    Dawn
    Defiant
    Diamond
    Discovery word
    Dolphin
    Dorado fish
    Draco fictional beast
    Dragon fictional beast
    Dreamweaver
    Dubloon
    Eagle
    Elf
    Epoch time
    Estralita fictional space station
    Excursion time
    Farscape
    Fletcher
    Fortune
    Frontier word
    Galileo famous scientist
    Gandalf famous wizard
    Genesis
    Ghostbane
    Glinda
    Griffon
    Hawk
    Hera god
    Hermes god
    Hobbit
    Independence
    Ionosphere
    Jewel
    Knight
    Leeway Ties in with sailing, ties in with freedom, ties in with escaping from an oppressive government.
    Leprechan
    Liberty Very common
    Lion animal
    Lynx animal - cat
    Mage
    Magic
    Mango fruit
    Manta
    Marielee moms' names
    Maryjean moms' names
    Minx
    Moonraker
    Moonrunner idea
    Morning Star
    Nautilus animal
    Nexus series of connections linking two or more things.
    Nimbus
    Oblivion (Good pirate ship name)
    Onyx stone
    Orion constellation
    Papillion (ick, pooh, I got French in my mouth)
    Pegusus constellation
    Perihelion
    Proteus
    Ptolemy famous scientist
    Puma animal - mountain lion
    Quest
    Rambler
    Ranger
    Rapier
    Rascal
    Reaper
    Reliant
    Rivendell elf city
    Rogue
    Rover
    Saphire
    Sealion animal
    Seaquest
    Seaview
    Seavue Famous sub in a tv show
    Seeker
    Serenity
    Serpent
    Shadowfax
    Sindarin
    Sirius
    Solarius
    Sorcerer
    Sorcery
    Starbuck
    Starpath word
    Starrunner word
    Startrekker word
    Startripper word
    Stormchaser
    Sunset
    Swordfish
    Telluride
    Thor god
    Thorshammer
    Ticktock time
    Tiger animal
    Tiki Adventures in Paradise
    Time time
    Titan
    Trident
    Unicorn
    Venus planet
    Vindicator
    Viper
    Walkabout idea
    Walrus
    Wanderer Captain Ron
    Wanderlust
    Willow
    Wizard
    Wolf animal
    Wormwood location/plant


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    As you can see there's a lot of fantasy names (Tolkien etc) and ships from fiction. Estralita is my name for my space station in the novels I've been completing.

    I might take that name just cuz. lol
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    Well if you're going for Fantasy ship names... Paragon. A "mad" liveship. The hull of the ship, is literally alive and can do pretty much anything it wants if you piss it off.
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    I know it doesn't really work with an ocean-going vessel but it's still funny as hell.


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    LOL

    I've seen about a dozen or more of those types of names Ryan.
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    I'd say Impregnable, Abacus, or perhaps Redrum.

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    Redrum, lol

    I'll have to add "Escape" to the list. I don't want something that suggests a lack of "fertility" lmao!

    Abacus? A chinese calculator?
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    I like "Bob"... Bob the Boat.

    Friggin' weird, I know.

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    Redrum is from The Shining. Murder backwards. Abacus may be chinese, but the coming world changes may favor a vessel named as such.

    Bob as a boat name has me think of Bob the Builder and as Rick has been doing a lot of that lately, maybe it fits

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    The "Bob" thing would definitely screw with people...

    "Who's Bob?"
    "The boat. Duh..."


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    Wife came up with "New Horizons" or "Horizons"
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