You have a new boat, a dream come true. It seems unbefitting such a vessel to have placed upon its stern some mash up of you and your wife’s names. Even worse, you cannot bear to give it any of the trite, pun filled, puerile and unimaginative monikers you have discovered thus far.
Face it, you have complex sensibilities. Common men name their boats “Jimmy’s Joy,” “Seaduction,” “Nauti Bouy,” or “Steady As She Goes.” What do you want emblazoned on the escutcheon of your quarter of a million dollar sloop? You already know it won’t be “Dock Holiday” or “Unsinkable III.”
You are articulate and maybe a Scrabble freak. You are reaching for something that is, as yet – undefined. Like naming children, it’s important. Boats and kids live up to the names we give them. Boating is an existential quest, defining you, the boat and your relationship with the sea.
You need something that, like you, is refined and enigmatic. The boat’s name must capture some undiscovered salient, embracing your thoughts, words and deeds that spring forth from your heart, mind and soul.
Lucky for you, the richness of language provides erudite and metaphorical terms which describe your state. Those spotting your stern with binoculars might well suspect that you have both a command of language as well as the sea. Yes, names such as these are conversation starters. They are archaic, obtuse, sometimes foreign and a few - snobbish.
Type them into Google Speak to pronounce them for you. Try them on. They will roll off your tongue soon enough.
See you out on the big water.
A List of Unique Boat Names for Your Yacht or Sailboat
The smell after rain
Someone who goes everywhere.
Expression of joy
Dust in the sky opposite the sun’s position creating a night glow.
A self evident outcome of an idea or action.
Spontaneous celebration for no worthy reason.
To be made equal to the angels.
A government run by the worst citizens
Blue like the water around unspoiled tropical islands.
(Aren’t we all?)
Sharp joke or a superb trick
A beggar who pretends to be an out of luck sailor
For medical people. Racing boat?
Mythical two headed serpent
Your mother in law?
For alpha males and kings of industry.
Perfect ending or outcome of a story
Displaying great ability and effort for all to see
A person who begins to learn late in life
Undeniable. Obvious and clearly marked
Of the river
Rights of water-usually drilling related. law term.
The process of changing your heart, mind and goals.
To do with creativity, passion and resolve
Determined by the stars
A fondness for buying things
Falling in love – like off a cliff.
Portuguese. Quaint term.
Eternal and everlasting
Overcome with emotion
Deft, intelligent, crafty
To place a halo upon. To crown spiritually.
The perfect defining example of a type
Shining and hard to look at – gleaming brilliantly
Let off steam and in the process gaining balance.
Two equal parts. (husband and wife for instance)
Sublime, full of color, dazzling and eye catching
Refers to a signet ring or a mark of one’s family.
Dream, vision, premonition.
Must see new things-one who requires visual stimuli
The characteristics of a fox
A favorite. From Latin.
A jeweled necklace
The right moment in time. Aligned.
Able or willing to do most anything
Referring to the sea
Refers to the figure eight infinity symbol
Pleasure and pain together
Salt, sweet, bitter, sour.
The product of laborious study.
A lover of wine. Not an alcoholic.
A compulsion to move.
Chess term. German.
The elation that accompanies the moment of victory
Pertaining to two seas
Fair and just government
Water nymph. Like Esther Williams.
Coming to pass. Inevitable.
Pertaining to gypsies
Saline. Salty. (Applies to the boat owner?)
A star that never dips below the horizon.
Equal to angels.
Moving among the clouds.
Pertaining to a star
The wrath of God against evil
Wind blowing towards land
Pertaining to trophies. Many.
Shaped like a wing
The study of wind
The study of whales and dolphins
To sail against the wind
Able to sail close to the wind with little leeway.
An omnivorous reader, bookworm.
Process in which a theory or skill is practiced and embodied
A clear, logical and convincing argument
The matching of two geometric shapes.