Boat naming

11/03/2011 11:57:56
Tim Fells
Faced with the exciting prospect of naming my first new Merlin, how do I make sure I choose a name that has not previously been taken?

11/03/2011 12:04:12
Chris Rathbone
Dear Tim,

Hopefully you've signed up as an Association member and should have our Year Book giving names. That should remove any danger of duplicates-I think the RYA ask for three names in case someone in the pipeline may have gazumped you!

11/03/2011 13:02:34
Tim Fells
Thanks Chris - I am a signed up member but have yet to see the year book.

11/03/2011 13:28:45
Tony Lane
If you would like to e-mail me with your favoured names I will check them for duplication in the Year Books.

11/03/2011 13:40:23
Tim Fells
Thanks Tony - they are on their way!

11/03/2011 14:23:27
Mark Nicholson
I could think of a few for you Tim...!

11/03/2011 16:05:04
Tim Fells
Thats very kind of you Mark but I was thinking of something longer than four letters!

11/03/2011 16:19:57
I am sure that no one has had Parental Guidance or Tales from Topographic Oceans

11/03/2011 16:22:26
How about a Shakespear quote - "One fell swoop"

11/03/2011 16:22:29
Tim Fells
David - seeing as how you and I can have our own personal reminiscence...she might end up being called Fragile :)

How's the trawler?

11/03/2011 17:58:59
he might get duffed up on that Shakespear quote.
But Merlins are all pretty ones.

11/03/2011 20:04:49
If it's a Canterbury Tales, then shouldn't Chaucer get a look in rather than that upstart Will Shakespeare?

11/03/2011 21:52:47
mark nicholson
Bear in mind you have to dress up as the name!

14/03/2011 08:43:31

The Canterbury Tales Characters:
Fragment I(A) General Prologue, Knight, Miller, Reeve, Cook
Fragment II(B1) Man of Law
Fragment III(D) Wife of Bath, Friar, Summoner
Fragment IV(E) Clerk, Merchant
Fragment V(F) Squire, Franklin
Fragment VI(C) Physician, Pardoner
Fragment VII(B2)Shipman, Prioress, Sir Thopas, Melibee, Monk, Nun's Priest
Fragment VIII(G)Second Nun, Canon's Yeoman
Fragment IX(H) Manciple
Fragment X(I) Parson

So what is your favorite name that is still available. We could do an online vote!!!!!!

Wife of Bath with a pun on the name could be a good one.

14/03/2011 09:00:01
I think your list is 'second to nun'

14/03/2011 10:58:30
David Child
"Pilgrim" ?

14/03/2011 16:30:43
Barry D
Fallen Lady!

14/03/2011 23:12:55
Tim Fells
Blimey, what an erudite bunch you all are.  Seeing as how most of my previous vessels have been named after body parts / functions, this is quite some step up for me!

Good to see Barnsie has discovered Wikipedia :)

16/03/2011 22:09:06
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