Naming the ship

On March 16, 2010 In Boat Add comments

Yes I’ve been neglecting my interblag for a bit. Things have been unusually busy at work, at home, and with the boat. I’ve opted to go with Plan C out of the plans I listed earlier… Of which I haven’t described yet… Ya…

So Plan C is to buy a ship from the US and have it converted. Sounds like I’d end up getting a rather boringly typical ship of which I could for crazy prices thanks to Repo’s down there currently. However, the prices that are equally nuts for some of their more unusual wartime vessels that are currently for sale. I don’t want to spoil the surprise about which ship I’m looking at (partially in fear that someone may steal it before I buy it via the intertubes), but needless to say I may have it as soon as 1 or 2 months from now and 3 to 4 at max.

However, that means I have to come up with a name for her. Currently she has a fairly common name registered to her in the US and since I’ll need to re-register her in Canada it’s an opportune time to give her a new name… Which is proving difficult… So below is a list of names I’ve come up with for ships and I hope to either add to this list or select from it soon enough:

  • Great Atuin (from the book series Discworld. It’s the name of the giant space turtle that the discworld is more or less on)
  • Tres Petite Hermine (Jacques Cartiers boats when discovering parts of Canada were the Emerillon, the Grande Hermine, and the Petite Hermine… Mine is a bit smaller)
  • Otter or the latin version Lontra Candensis
  • Peregrine
  • The Witch of Endor (name of a fictional boat from the Horatio Hornblower series… although the nerd factor is kinda strong with the whole “Endor” thing)

So ya. As my friend from Scoopmedia said “man this is hard, it’s like naming your kid”

Too true.

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