How To Name A Boat
Figuring out how to name a boat is a fun, although sometimes frustrating, experience. Naming the boat makes it a more personal vehicle. We'll cover a few different ways of going about naming your boat.
- Location. Some people choose to name their boat based on the location where they are. For instance, in Florida, there are many boats with names such as Floridays and the similar. Some more utilitarian names could just be the name of the city, state or area. For example, the name Key Largo.
- Boat use. One thing to consider when deciding what to name a boat, is what the boat will be used for. If it's going to be used for fishing, you might want to name it something to do with that. Some common fishing related names are Fish Tales, Gone Fishin', Hooked Up, Get Reel, Reel Time, and Reel Therapy. Of course, these are just a few of thousands of fishing related names. Or perhaps the boat will be used to go out to the islands on weekends. If that's the case, you might consider names such as Island Hopper, Island Time, Sun of a Beach, Beach Comber, or Life's a Beach. Sail boats are often named things like Serendipity and Dream Catcher. And speed boats might be named with speed in mind, such as White Lightning or Speeding Ticket.
- Humor. Humor often plays a huge part in naming boats. People use puns, change spellings, and make all kinds of jokes, from the tame to the crude, in their boat names. Some funny boat names: Reel Hooker, Wet Dream, She Got the House, Afrayed Knot, Beer Nuts, Ship Happens. The possibilities are endless. You might want to check with other people first, to make sure it's actually humorous. Otherwise, you could become the joke.
- Something Special. Some people choose to name their boat after something special to them. Obviously, we can't tell you what's special for you; you have to figure that one out on your own. Some people name their boat after their favorite song, after a loved one, or relating to their favorite hobby.
- Water related. This is an easy way to come up with a relatable name. The one thing that all boats have in common is that they go in the water. There are tons of water related names out there. Some quick examples include Watermark, Water's Edge, Seahorse, Sea Wench, Misty Seas, etc.
Posted on: Jun. 08, 2010