|Ok, maybe this is a little over-the-top for picking a boat name.
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Thank you, all of you who contributed and offered your feedback.
Our friend Reed suggested the name that was chosen as the winner.
|This is the Survey Monkey boat name results.
Additional votes came in from Facebook and in email, the winner was still the same.
The winner is Gallivant—traveling for Pleasure.
|This is the graphic treatment we’ll use from BoatUS’s options.
We’ll order the stencils once we look at what size we have to play with on the boat.
Special credit also goes to . . .
Chris of Scintilla, who offered a staggering amount of terrific names. Chris, you get partial credit for one of the top three, as you suggested MoonSong and Luna Canto is that in Spanish.
Steve and Patty, as Kelefesia—many islands—also made the top three. It will always be a winner in my heart even without making its mark on our transom. After all, you led us to Kelefesia, and it will remain one of the most magical places we stopped at, and one few cruisers will ever see. We’re delighted we spent our time there with you.
AJ and Deb, for getting your family involved in the project and coming up with an impressive quantity of quality names.
The names that cracked me up the most with their naughty cleverness: Deb’s Over Exposure and Susan’s Buck.
Anna wins the prize for the most melodic names, especially those in Spanish. Vela Desanuda and La Soltura definitely were in the top ten.
Seriously, there were a crazy amount of great names. If you want to see the entire list of names suggested, let me know and I’ll post them.
Ultimately I went with a name that was short, simple, unique enough, and fits both us and the boat. It also rolls off the tongue well when we’ll need to say it three times in quick succession over the VHF radio.
As for Wayne, he’s just glad I finally picked a name so he could fill out the paperwork, register our EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), etc.
We’re currently in Fort Pierce. The boat we’re about to purchase is in Jacksonville. Our haul-out will be in Green Cove Springs. All are in Florida, on the Eastern/Atlantic side.