Monday, September 24, 2007

What's In A Name?


Or more importantly, perhaps. What's in a font? We are contemplating new names for "the boat." Frankly, "Koru" just doesn't do much for us. We've looked it up and while the name may have significance to some (like maybe someone living in New Zealand), it's a little new-agey for us and just not very pretty, imho. But even if Koru was a fine word, what's with this font? The bottom line, it's ugly and it's not "our" word. We wish to change it. I know some of you out there have opinions and I am interested in hearing them. What font would you use on a boat? And what about a name? We'll entertain all suggestions, but I have already vetoed "My Mistress." ;-)

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At 5:54 AM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Rach said...

Koru does make sense to me but then I'm one of those New Zealanders hehe. I don't think I would use it on your boat though. If I did, I'd definitely have to put the text in green and put a Koru next to it. Demonstrate the beauty and all...

If you were wanting something similar to that, I'd go Karakia (which means prayer).

You could also just name the boat 'spirit' which would be the English equivalent.

As to general names - I'll leave it to the more experienced hehe.

 
At 6:02 AM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Ellen said...

Maybe backward... (Urok - read it "you rock"). Wait. Maybe that's not such a good thing for a boat...

;-)

 
At 8:00 AM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Ellen, I agree...maybe not such a good thing. ;-) The other boat we seriously considered was named "Roll Over." We didn't get that. At all. 8-}

Rach, that is a great suggestion...and the word itself is much prettier off the tongue than Koru, imho. Thank you!

 
At 2:39 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger DarkoV said...

With the simple singluar usage of "^" and "č" and addign two letters, you can rename it "Korčula", birthplace of Marco Polo. Now your husband can truly pretend he's Dalamtian and get no argument from me.

 
At 3:06 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Darko, that would be easy enough if these were magnetic letters. ;-)

I keep telling my husband, who wants to name her "Dubrovnik," that a place is not really a name for a lady. But "Dubrovnik" or "Korčula," either one, would make for a mighty fine Port of Call. Unless, of course, you're really a Primorac. ;-)

 
At 4:19 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger beth said...

I don't have any name suggestions, but honestly, I don't think the font is all that bad. However, I suggest you enlist our resident font expert, Eric. He's a veritable font of font knowledge. :)

 
At 4:25 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger beth said...

Oooh! I just had a brainstorm: DANCING QUEEN

That is an awesome name for a boat.

Other fantastic options include:
Mamma Mia
Chiquitita
Fernando (if you decide the boat is male)

 
At 4:48 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Eric said...

Font for a boat? Thought you'd never ask!

TheNautiGal.

It's a pretty good boat name, too.

Anything else I can help you with? ;-)

 
At 5:02 PM, September 24, 2007, Anonymous Jim said...

Possible names?

The Salty Blog

Gwynne's Pet Sailboat (GPS)

On Sail

Horizon Catcher

Sunken Assets

 
At 5:24 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Heh. You guys are good.

Beth, you're pushing it. Really, you are. Did I mention that every one who volunteers a name is also volunteering to serve as a deck hand? The position responsible for emptying the holding tanks, whatever that position is called, is still open. ;-)

Eric, thanks, I knew you were good for something. ;-) I'm off to check it out.

Jim, The Salty Blog would be a great name to adopt here, once this blog goes offshore. On the other hand, Sunken Assets is a little too true in one sense and ominous in another. ;-)

 
At 6:43 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger beth said...

I can be a deck hand - that's the dealer, right? If you're expecting swabbing or something though, well, only if I get a parrot.

 
At 6:44 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Janie said...

I'm in the game late.

I'll have to think about it.

Until then...

"Schedule C"???

 
At 7:01 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Janie, that made me laugh! We had thought about calling it The Office, but not actually giving the IRS a roadmap to where they might find the deductions on our return. Funny. :-)

 
At 7:02 PM, September 24, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Beth, I think I know where we can get a parrot. ;-)

 
At 9:20 AM, September 25, 2007, Blogger Foo said...

Maybe the name should be "Shallow End". People would never be quite sure whether that was the name of the boat or an advisory label.

 
At 9:37 AM, September 25, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Heh. And I was actually contemplating "Deep End." ;-)

 
At 4:27 PM, September 25, 2007, Blogger beth said...

Cool - parrots are good! Will swab for parrots. :)

I like Schedule C a lot - though I would probably do Schedule Sea. ;)

Deep End is also very good.

I'm sitting here trying to think up accounting and/or painting puns and having no luck. So...swabbing it is!

 
At 10:54 PM, September 25, 2007, Blogger Janie said...

Schedule Sea...yup, I like that one!

 
At 2:52 PM, September 26, 2007, Blogger Foo said...

Deep End actually makes a lot of sense, in a "That first step is a doozie" sort of way. The problem is that every time someone asks you the name of your vessel, the exchange inevitably take this tack:

"So, does your boat have a name?"

"Deep End."

"Depends... on what?"

"No, I mean it's just Deep End."

"It just depends? You change it periodically?"


Maybe it's just me.

 
At 3:26 PM, September 26, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Maybe it should just be Depends then, which is probably what I will need to be wearing when we sail off into the Deep End. ;-)

 
At 6:06 AM, September 28, 2007, Anonymous Jim said...

Take A Chance On Me.

Beth already took the good Abba names.

 
At 1:56 AM, September 30, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

I'll give it some thought, Jim. >:-)

 

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