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Boat Name Contest

I'm thinking we need a boat name contest. Post comments below with ideas, but I'm thinking people can send their boat name and the story behind it and the most interesting one wins a baseball cap with their boat name embroidered on it. Let me know if this doesn't suck, and we'll get it goin' on.

Merry Christmas

Last week I received the following message from a generous gentleman in South Africa (He didn't mention it, but I could tell from his email address which ended in ".za"). Anyway, here is his plea:

Hi, I have just bought a 3 metre rubber duck with 5 horse power Honda on the back for my two boys Xmas present this year. I am desperate to find a suitable name for their boat and need your help. They both love the water and are good swimmers and enjoy playing water polo.


I would definitely suggest a Christmas theme to the boat name. I mean, how often are boats given as Christmas gifts? I believe this is quite unique, but I could be mistaken. Here's what I sent him... Click "comments" below if you've got better boat name ideas for the lads.

Stocking Stuffer

Or, it the boys have a bit of an attitude:

Wrap This

By the way, thanks to the 99th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

Help Me Rhonda, Help Help Me Rhonda

About six days ago I received the following brief message from someone named rhonda:

My boyfriend (Tony) needs to name his new boat - it is a midnight express with three motors ??? need something good!!!!!!

Can you help Rhonda and Tony find the perfect boat name for Tony's new boat? I, personally, don't have a good feeling about this one. Comment below with your best guess for what they should name the boat.

Sounds like a fast boat, so probably something to with speed, or a play on three, tri, trio, etc.

My one suggestion would be Triumvirate

From Wikipedia: The term triumvirate (a law)(from Latin, "of three men") is commonly used to describe a political regime dominated by three powerful individuals.

Childhood Memories

W & K sent me the following message looking for help. They are restoring a beautiful boat that reminds me of the wooden Pembroke my dad had when I was a kid. A quick Google search and I quickly found out why - Pembrokes and Pequods seem to be from the same manufacturer. Anyway, here's the story from W & K; please comment below to help them out with your suggestions! (Note: image shown is not from W & K; i found it on yacht

We recently purchased a 1975 Pequod Sedan bridge. We are completely restoring her, inside and out. This is our very first boat so all this nautical stuff is new to us. We both work in the medical field (firefighter/paramedic). Need help coming up with the perfect name for our boat.

My boat name suggestions are here:
Hook & Ladder
Knot On Call

Click 'comment' to add your boat name suggestions for this beauty.

Name a 36 ft Carver

A nice woman named Margie sent me the following note this week. I've got a few ideas for her, but I know you can come up with something better!

Margie wrote, "My boyfriend and I just purchased a 36 foot carver. This is our first boat together. I have four boys from a previous marriage, and he has a male cocker spaniel. Need a unique name, I am the only female on this boat.....Any suggestions?"

I wrote back:

My suggestion is:
My Buoys

Maiden Voyage
Queen of the Sea

Got any better boat names for Margie? Click "comments" below and prove it.

Suggest some boat names and WIN!

How to help: Read the boat name stories on this site, then suggest boat names by adding a comment after any post.

How to win: Non-anonymous users who suggest boat names will be eligible for a random drawing of a personalized boat name t-shirt from each month.

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