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libertyshiplad
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« on: March 08, 2016, 05:38:36 pm »

Does anyone have a name that for some reason stands out,or is always remembered ?
Mine is "Tropical Morn",conjures up an atmosphere so well.
Or the other extreme-"Time is Money" !!
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 06:52:50 pm »

A personal favorite for me has always been the 2002-built bulker CRUX, or more specifically, it's original name of FRAGRANT ISLAND. Though, the yacht DUMB LUCK cuts a close second.

Other names I have seen such as WIDE CHARLIE, NEW HISTORY and MORNING NINNI have been on the amusing side as well.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 06:54:19 pm »

PYATIDYESYATILYETIYE SOVIETSKOY GRUZII
See: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2421511
a real mouthful
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 08:55:56 pm »

I have a soft spot for the WOOLLOOMOOLOO: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_imo=9584499

as well as the classic FLIEGERSKOSMONAUT DER DDR SIGMUND JÄHN: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1019423

also the motor yacht IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE gets a vote from me: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_imo=5145673

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 11:12:43 pm »

All I could remember (Except the WOOLLOOMOOLOO & those already mentioned long-namers) were:

FUNNY GIRL - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1380755
CRAZY ME - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=crazy+me&x=0&y=0
CRAZY CAT - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=780899
TITAN URANUS - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2200903
FART - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=961862
KISS THE SKY - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1060164
FOLLOW ME - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1073098
MY LIFE - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1061148
MY BOAT - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=My+Boat&x=26&y=13
MY GIRL - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2325907
METALLICA - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2364651
FULL AHEAD - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=61091

And, of course, my favourite one I still remember seeing - OOSTERSCHELDEBORG - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=429011 I mean how do you pronouce it as one word?  Which letter is under emphasis?  Could had no problems with it if it was just written just OOSTER SCHELDE BORG. Grin


Beside all that, here are more creative names:
http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2014/03/20/25-of-the-funniest-boat-names-of-all-time/
http://thechive.com/2013/06/05/there-are-some-clever-boat-names-out-there-29-photos/

And http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3533682033_85bc395ec0.jpg  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 03:55:36 am »

I have seen various odd names .especially on yachts, but the best one for me was a small motor cruiser named AFTER YOU, when I enquired about the originality of the name with the owner, I thought he will tell me that because his boat was just a small one  he gives way to larger ones, but the answer was quiet different and unique.
When he meets some girl,to impress he just tells her that ne named the boat "After you"....what do you think, smart and witty...eh.
He wouldn't have to rename the boat when he embark on a new love venture.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 11:08:11 am »

CRAZY HARRY http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=202086
COOL GIRL http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=995431
BUM KEN http://www.fotoflite.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=NULL&product_id=229188&category_id=20&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1
DAY OUT http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=35883
DAY IN http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1789903
NEVER ON SUNDAY http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1699

..And many more :-)
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 11:56:12 am »

ASPREY - http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=385043
Asked why a rather obscure Greek owner operating small tankers in West Africa should choose my name, Unibros told me that it had no particular significance.  They had merely asked their London agent to choose a name "with a bit of class" - in this case the royal jewellers in Bond Street, London.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 02:22:01 pm »

everytime I mention that Willy [IMO 9268241] is due in, it makes my daughter snigger and give a sly grin to my wife!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 02:25:19 pm »

Allan:
Better make sure your daughter doesn't see this photo.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2421395
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 03:45:51 pm »

Also a couple of old hits ---LOVE ME TENDER  and  PLEASE PLEASE ME.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 04:17:56 pm »

There was a British skipper-owned coaster in the 1970s called ONTIC. A play on the slang phrase "on tick" meaning on credit. His next ship was called MORTIC (More tick)

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2180742
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2179452

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 09:19:16 pm »

wow Bob, thats a monster

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2016, 01:45:24 am »

This is one of my favourites just because it's so ironic. A woodchip carrier called Forest Creator.
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1811386

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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2016, 02:40:37 am »

What a wonderful thread!!

Here is one of my favourites for a lack of modesty.  One of the first pics I uploaded to the site

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=504221

I cannot think how Immensity could not be great
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