Sunday, 22 May 2011

What's in a name?



There has been a new arrival down at the Ancient and Venerable.

Our little Sailfish was delivered from its hideaway in Wiltshire and launched down under the Itchen Bridge where access is a bit better than at the Club.

She was escorted up river by our "Gentlemen's Launch" and is now sitting on the pontoon waiting for her new moorings to be laid. 

We've decided we really need to change her name.
 All the club boats are named after birds, but in any case we thought LORAX sounds a bit like toilet cleaner. 

Any Suggestions?    

7 comments:

doryman said...

At the far end of town
where the Grickle-grass grows
and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows
and no birds ever sing excepting old crows...
is the Street of the Lifted Lorax.

Port-Na-Storm said...

Thanks Doryman, I am enlightened!

My childhood reading didn't stretch as far a Dr Seuss, more of an Enid Blyton kid myself.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Given the subject matter of the Lorax, and also the hideous bad luck involved in re-naming boats... I'd leave the name as is... :)

http://rebeccamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/lorax-clean-coal1.jpg

Anonymous said...

I suggest you might add a dash while preserving any adherent luck:
'Lora-X'; alternatively just scrape off the X: 'Lora'

The anonymous Chris W

Gavin Atkin said...

Congratulations Graham - you didn't mention you'd joined the band of brothers and sisters sailing small plastic boats with convenient roofs!

I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Even in the high winds we had this weekend, my pal Jim and I were made to feel welcome and among friends both at Conyer and Faversham, which made up for having to motor more often than sail...

Gavin Atkin said...

PS - We changed the name of our boat (it was Gin Grin) and we haven't dried up or gone bankrupt yet...

PPS - I'm sorry but I can't offer a name. Birds' names and women's names have been over-done, positive attributes (Patience, Grace) seem a bit Edwardian or earlier, and any sort of humour just seems crap. Why not search maps of places you like for place names that might do it?

Graculus said...

I have a feeling i may be working on your original Cygnet which has had name changed.