We read with interest the names of boats for sale in our boating magazines. There are names that we simply couldn't live with, names that we really like... and in between... those that are fine and we could live with them. A look through Jim Shead's boat name listing is interesting. I often wonder how and why people have come up with the names they've chosen. I particularly like the names that have a story behind them or a reason for them coming about : nb Epiphany.
There are animal names : Aardvark, Badger, Barn Owl, Armadillo, Kiwi
And many, many boats with "human" names : Kelly Louise, Matilda Rose
Australian names : Aborigine, Rainbow Lorikeet, Kookaburra, Aussie Blue
Canal names : Aim 4 The Bank, Lock 'n' Roll
"Getting away from it all" names : Aint We Blessed, Dream Drifter, No Problem, Be-Calmed
Cute names : Lucky Duck, Tickety Boo
Names from the owners initials : Eninjay, Em-Jay
Or from the owners surname : Moore2Life, 4Evermoore
Some of my favourites :
The Flying Finn (my mum's from Finland and it was a lovely boat too!),
Lady River Mouse (a sweet name which is an anagram of "live your dreams").
Meanwhile we keep dreaming about what our boat might be called.