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Take 5 Boat Name Memories

We love to get pictures of the actual boat along with our requests for boat name help, and here's one of them - chock full of great info.

On a personal note, the boat in the photo shows her original name - "Take Five" - This was also the name of a similarly sized boats my father bought when I was young. I remember the dark wooden sign with "Take Five" painted on it in gold, sitting in my basement for much of my childhood. Ironically we never re-named the boat.

Here's the photo and message we received...
Rename this Bayliner

We are both in the finance business, have 2 younger kids,
this is our second boat and it was a compromise.
Husband loves to fish, we all like to crab together,
like to gamble, travel, entertain friends, drink wine and martinis, love sports
like football and golf,
plan on many San Juan trips!

Kids and Chemical Boat Names

We received this email a few weeks ago from a gentleman who is clearly passionate about his business and kids. He named his kids well, but is having trouble naming his boat. Let's see if we can help him out. Here's the message:
I sell water treatment chemicals. I have 2 kids, Aiden and Conner. We like to fish for trout and flounder on the pungo river near Belhaven, Nc. I'd like to incorporate selling chemicals or my kids names in it. My boat is a 21' center console sea hunt ultra.

Electric Fish Boat Names

You know you want to help name this boat. We think you will have so many ideas for boat names even though the message we received is so short:
i like to fish for salmon and trout and i own my own electric company so i want the name to include both
Yup, that's it. That's all we've got.

He (we know it's a he from his name which he asked us not to publish) likes to fish. For salmon and trout. And he owns an electric company.

That's it. We don't even know if he's an electrician or if he owns a company that supplies power to a small village via thousands of windmills strategically placed across several windy hilltops.

Just go with it... And don't forget about this month's contest.

A Boat For Joseph

We received this message this week and need you to put your thinking caps on. "Josephine" is just too obvious, so let's come up with some great boat name ideas. Here's the email we got... 
I recently bought a 1962 35' Owens. It was my father's first large boat. His name was Joe/Joseph. I want to name the boat after him, but of course, it needs to have a girls' name. My father restored wooden boats and has now passed away.

So, fellow boat namers, whaddaya got?

A Tall Order for a Boat Name

We received this message earlier in the week, and we weren't sure what impressed us the most - the couple's collective twelve+ feet of height or the fact that they have their own theme song. But then they sent photos of the boat, and that trumped everything. She's a beauty. Here's their boat pics; their email follows in larger print...

Name this boat - exterior view

Name this boat - interior view

The most striking thing that people say about my wife and I is that we both are very tall. I am 6'5" and she is 5'11" (without her heels then she's almost my height). I am an IT consultant that travels 3 days a week. I have another boat that is named "Childs Play Too".

Hobbies are tennis, cooking, entertaining, travelling, fishing and going to the beach.


Our theme song goes...

"toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand - Life is good today"


Let's go, boat namers... give this your best shot, and don't say "Childs Play Three"... This month's contest is still going on.

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 BoatNameGear.com each month.

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