So, Bob’s current official name is Melgarbi II. The previous owners chose this name and it is an amalgamation of the first names in the family. It’s fine, but it isn’t meaningful for us so we’re looking for another. We’d like one that’s meaningful for us, sounds nice, is not too long and difficult to say or spell out over radio, and may be acceptable to any future owners.
I like Seadragon. The Weedy Seadragon (and it’s cousin the Leafy) is one of my favourite underwater creatures, along with the Harlequin Ghost Pipefish (too long) and the Frogfish or Anglerfish (too boring).
I also like Emma’s nicknames; ‘screwdle’ and ‘noodles’ but for a yacht…?
I’m really interested in any suggestions you have! Thanks.
I thought the names suggested through PollyDaddy would show up but they didn’t. ‘Rogem’ was suggested in the same spirit as Melgarbi, but probably less melodic!
UPDATE: During our first weekend aboard recently we had a couple of pelicans flying around, gliding in and splashing down. Em came up with the name ‘Pelican Bob’ and it has such a ring to it that we’ve decided that Pelican Bob it is!
Of course, it will be a good while until we have her repainted, officially renamed and complete all the necessary administration and prostrations to Neptune, so until then it’s purely unofficial. But we’re looking forward to the time everyone knows her as Pelican Bob!