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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Ah yes. Hence the Gurkha reference, remember my dad talking about his time in Burma with great respect. The conjunction of "Minn" and "Bluebottle" as suggested by MoodySabre seem very good....
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

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    photodog is offline Lord High Commander of Upper Broughton and Gunthorpe
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Well clearly a proper name is required, something with heritage.... I vote “Mars” given her colour and history.

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Given the propensity of red Awlgrip to oxidise to pink, and a happy few years working for Swire Pacific Offshore, the nickname of our worst craneship, the “Pacific Installer”, known to her officers as the “Pink Pig”, does hover at the back of my mind..

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    I don't think you have to worry about changing the name! The traditional Gurkha blade is a noble weapon - I've seen boats called Scimitar and Cutlass , for example - Kukri is simply the name of a type of blade. You're not in any way claiming a Gurkha association - merely alluding to something sharp, pointy and elegant - which your picture suggests is a good fit!

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmalade View Post
    I don't think you have to worry about changing the name! The traditional Gurkha blade is a noble weapon - I've seen boats called Scimitar and Cutlass , for example - Kukri is simply the name of a type of blade. You're not in any way claiming a Gurkha association - merely alluding to something sharp, pointy and elegant - which your picture suggests is a good fit!
    Thank you. That’s encouraging.

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    +1... The name is short and easy to spell phonetically... I also like the warship approach , probably due to seeing that class of BR locomotive extensively as a kid, but I'd stick with Kukri
    Larry Botheras

    Colvic Victor 35 "Gladys"

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmalade View Post
    I don't think you have to worry about changing the name! The traditional Gurkha blade is a noble weapon - I've seen boats called Scimitar and Cutlass , for example - Kukri is simply the name of a type of blade. You're not in any way claiming a Gurkha association - merely alluding to something sharp, pointy and elegant - which your picture suggests is a good fit!
    I'd agree with all that, a good name and no need to change unless you want to start afresh.

    Nice looking boat too.

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmalade View Post
    I don't think you have to worry about changing the name! The traditional Gurkha blade is a noble weapon - I've seen boats called Scimitar and Cutlass , for example - Kukri is simply the name of a type of blade. You're not in any way claiming a Gurkha association - merely alluding to something sharp, pointy and elegant - which your picture suggests is a good fit!
    Or even Sabre
    I don't like the name Sabr but it is short and easy to pronounce and spell phonetically. That's why I stuck with it.
    Not all who wander are lost

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Stork_III View Post
    Beautiful, and for what it is worth, stick with Kukri.
    My veg come from Kenya, where do yours come from?

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