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  • Boat Naming Help Needed 57 comments
    May 12, 2014 3:30 PM

    I successfully named three kids, now need a bit of help on two boats.

    We are doing our small part in helping out the New England shipbuilding industry with one rebuild in Maine and one build in Connecticut this year. Any good name suggestions?

    Here's what I've come up with so far

    • Daisy Cutter (sweet sounding name, but also largest conventional bomb in the US arsenal)
    • Satisfaction (Henry Morgan's flagship)
    • Henry Morgan (one of the few famous pirates to have a successful career and retire rich and safe at the end)
    • Belle Amie (a play on Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, the highest-earning pirate in history)
    • Deux et Vingt (the only one with a little hedge fund reference)
    • The Single Entendre (in opposition to the over use of cutesy double entendres in boat names)
    • Cold Wind (because in the end, you're going to say the name a million times, so things should be given really really simple names)
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  • twinharris
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    The Arbitragor
    12 May, 03:46 PM Reply Like
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    One Percent!
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    Cool Breeze
    12 May, 04:11 PM Reply Like
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    Pro rated?
    12 May, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • platonicbomb
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    Enola Gay. Or Sweet Polly, after Underdog's girlfriend.
    12 May, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • platonicbomb
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    Be prescient and environmentally conscious at the same time. Call it Cheaper Than Water.

     

    Of the names you have already, I like all the first four. No one will ever ask why you called it Belle Amie, though. They'll just figure you're trying to be continental. I'd go with one of the first three.
    12 May, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • johncworth
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    Teak A O (as in TKO)
    Big Woody (vulgar, but someone had to say it)
    Autumn Grace - just cuz it's beautiful
    Satori

     

    Of your choices, I like "Satisfaction"

     

    congrats!
    12 May, 05:15 PM Reply Like
  • gymbo
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    The Indefensible. Although it's taken already to name a certain jet, it's just a perfect name for anything that Flies, Floats, or... Flies or Floats. That's all!
    12 May, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • JustinLebo81
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    The Seeking Alphaer
    12 May, 05:47 PM Reply Like
  • connellybarnes
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    I was just reading about Henry Morgan and my hair stood on end when encountering the term "barber surgeon." From Wikipedia:

     

    "In this era, surgery was not generally conducted by physicians, but by barbers. In the Middle ages in Europe barbers would be expected to do anything from cutting hair to amputating limbs. Mortality of surgery at the time was quite high..."

     

    I'd name a boat The Graviton, after the hypothetical fundamental particle, and the force that buoys the boat.
    12 May, 05:55 PM Reply Like
  • Jake Roese
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    The "Free Enterprise." A play on the WWII aircraft carrier or alternatively Captain Kirk's starship.
    12 May, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • TimeOnTarget
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    All these commenters are so much higher minded than me.

     

    I was thinking "Cacafuego" although that would be something of an inside joke.

     

    If I ever get a boat, I'll certainly be naming mine "Seafood" -- A tribute to the great Rodney Dangerfield's boat in Caddyshack. (I told the Bartender to surprise me. He showed me a picture of my wife, naked . . . . )

     

    Belle Amie -- That sounds French. When you think of the French Navy, what do you think about? Glorious victories? Or perhaps whiling away the Napoleonic Wars sitting in harbors . . . .

     

    If you are going to do any name involving the French, I think the only good choice would be "The Rogering Frog" (or "Frogs").
    12 May, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • TimeOnTarget
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    On the motor boat, "Passing Gas" would certainly be high on my list . . . .
    12 May, 06:24 PM Reply Like
  • pvonk
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    A general idea expressed by some suggestions above, think about what you do or a hobby. Then connect that to a phrase, example:

     

    Me: mathematician
    good boat name: "Aftermath"
    12 May, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • Investor69
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    Screaming Seaman
    12 May, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • retfldoc
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    How about Proteus a nautical god capable of change. Agree with keeping it simple.
    12 May, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • thomas j. flaherty
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    Name one boat "talent" name the other boat "hard work" , your kids will get the message.
    12 May, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • atosh12
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    Plan B
    12 May, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • Jazz36
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    Thinking of how much work goes into rebuilding a boat I would name them:
    Total Insanity I
    Total Insanity II

     

    But more seriously, I like this name:
    Stars 'n Pearls
    12 May, 09:21 PM Reply Like
  • jbzw
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    Resolute and Mary Rose.
    12 May, 10:30 PM Reply Like
  • Trade In Mexico
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    "La Voile d'Or"

     

    This is French for "the golden sail" and one of the most incredible hotels in the South of France which has the best chocolate mouse and an incredible view of the Med and Beaulieu-Sur Mer!!! I go at least twice a year, last year I went four times...
    13 May, 01:09 AM Reply Like
  • Trade In Mexico
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    and congrats on the boat Chris!!! It looks beautiful!

     

    I have been looking at buying a new boat and will surely get one this Summer, but today I just bought a gorgeous blue Ferrari so I can wait a little:)
    13 May, 01:12 AM Reply Like
  • sheldond
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    Chris with that boat you are living my dream.....Congrats

     

    I hope to join you soon what an awesome looking boat. :)
    Floating cloud..

     

    Peace o heaven

     

    Cloud city

     

    Detail devil

     

    Wall Street pirate......lol

     

    Buccaneers booty....(I like it)

     

    After Hours Market
    13 May, 08:03 AM Reply Like
  • Patrick Lowry
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    How about:
    Liberty or
    Carpe Diem
    13 May, 09:28 AM Reply Like
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    Alpha Dog
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    Jr.'s Mint
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    Demuth's Folly (a little ode to warren)
    13 May, 01:12 PM Reply Like
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    Cato and Zeno

     

    Antiquity's libertarians
    13 May, 02:43 PM Reply Like
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    I've always been a fan of Nice Aft, but of your names I'd roll with Henry Morgan or Satisfaction.
    13 May, 03:54 PM Reply Like
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    The Trepid.
    13 May, 11:05 PM Reply Like
  • platonicbomb
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    Bencoolen was the first ship (followed by Seaforth) to take Allsop's pale ale to thirsty employees of the British East India Company, supplanting Hodgson's ale (not exactly piracy but a bit of subterfuge).

     

    The word pirate derives from the Greek 'peira' or 'peiraomai', meaning "I Attempt". Neither the Greek nor the English strikes me as a poor name for a boat.
    14 May, 12:46 AM Reply Like
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    The Illyrian and the Tyrrhenian, after two of the earliest peoples to engage in piracy (now I'm just reading wikipedia).

     

    You wouldn't want to name it William Maurice, after the first man known to be hanged/drawn/quartered (by Henry III) for being a pirate.

     

    Looking for one that is difficult to pronounce? Try Ushkuinik, after Novgorodian pirates of the 14th century.

     

    Maniots were Greeks who argued for the legitimacy of their piracy on the grounds that their land was poor. Mostly attacked Ottomans, who ostensibly didn't have an adequate welfare program.

     

    And here's a timely one that I like because of all the Zs: Zaporizhian Sich, after a pirate republic situated in the steppes of eastern Europe and populated by Ukrainian peasants, runaway slaves escaped from Turkish galleys, destitute gentry (i.e. people whose mortgages were underwater). Also known as Cossacks. One of their chief targets was the Crimean Khanate. I bet that would have been a fun place to live. Probably still is.

     

    Jang Bogo was the wealthy merchant given responsibility for protecting east Asian coasts from pirates. He became the 'arbiter of Yellow Sea commerce and navigation'. The "Yellow Sea"... hmmm.

     

    The Maratha were famous seamen who patrolled the waters near Bombay and Goa, forcing the East India Company to pay taxes.

     

    And so on. No doubt you already visited wikipedia.
    14 May, 01:35 AM Reply Like
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    Woodpecker.

     

    Meteor.

     

    Walloon.

     

    Dolphin.

     

    Escape.

     

    Lively Lady.
    14 May, 11:53 PM Reply Like
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    meshuggah
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    albatross
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    woolly marmot
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    asparagus piss
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    Hmm, I like "The Rangler".
    15 May, 03:47 PM Reply Like
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    Too big to fail.
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    Long -or- Short
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    transfixion
    15 May, 09:34 PM Reply Like
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    So how are we doing so far? what do you love like hate?

     

    Also what does the winner get?
    16 May, 12:17 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Doing well. Hate none; have to go through them all to sort likes vs. loves. Hmmmm... need to ponder the stakes...
    16 May, 04:07 AM Reply Like
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    Does your wife get veto power?
    16 May, 09:51 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » She could make things very uncomfortable...
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    Forbes Jet: 'Capitalist Tool' Brilliant, clever and slightly off color for those who think that way.

     

    "You Wish" (as in, you wish you had this ship)

     

    "Blow Me" (Ok, not acceptable but maybe the dinghy?)

     

    Agree anything French borders on not cool. Sounds like something John Kerry would choose. Does that settle the matter?

     

    You have names a CFA would love: Carried Interest, NPV, IRR, Excel. Hard to call a mayday with those names.

     

    Oh yeah: 'Stimulus Package' in honor of the bailout. AT
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    Remember, think 'piratey'.
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    Since you mentioned "Daisy Cutter" and a preference for shortness, "MOAB" (Mother-of-all-<err...
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    Stardust
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    Trade Wins

     

    Moon Tide

     

    Even Keel

     

    Buckler

     

    Lee Cove

     

    Toss Me Cookies?
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    haha Seasick, if it's fast.
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    QE2
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    Knott yours,

     

    Dream knott,

     

    Live knott, love knott
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    ROI
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    CHRIS
    At 18 I had a similar problem...and the returns were great.
    Name it after your wife,"Miss........." 1 a complement 2 it will ease the tension if she's not an avid boater 3 if she reads this all above is for naught and you'll have to name it after her or be in boat purgatory for life. Guess it'll be named after her..Sorry to force a decision:) :)
    Bob the boat a looker, good luck,have fun.
    21 May, 10:17 AM Reply Like
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