I have to keep pinching myself because I still can’t believe that the house is sold and the boat is under contract. For months, thoughts of boat names have crossed my mind, but I put them aside, thinking “I have bigger things to get accomplished right now, then worrying about a name.” I have been taking things step-by-step, but always thinking ahead to the next move. Every step is a new one for me. But, now is the time. Name Time!
The boat will be ready for Coast Guard documentation within the next couple of weeks. The new name will be needed to complete this process. My Mom and I have hashed over some thoughts, but nothing has really hit me yet, as the one. I want a unique name. A name that no other boat has, but has meaning and/or purpose for us; a clever name. Any bright ideas?
And… of course, the renaming ceremony. I am very superstitious and the last thing I want to do is piss off the Greek Gods and sentence my new boat to an unlucky fate.
Capt Pat, from Boatsafe wrote an interesting article, Renaming Your Boat.
“According to legend, each and every vessel is recorded by name in the Ledger of the Deep and is known personally to Poseidon, or Neptune, the god of the sea. It is logical therefore, if we wish to change the name of our boat, the first thing we must do is to purge its name from the Ledger of the Deep and from Poseidon’s memory.”
He goes on to describe the ceremony to properly change the boat name and avoid the wrath of the Gods. There are several different variations of this ceremony, but they all have the same goal, to appease the Gods. But first, we have to come up with the name.
Know any great boat names? Leave a comment and your 2 cents!!!