A challenge a few days ago asked for “freedom” and a photo of a ship popped up on my screen. It got me thinking on names for ships and boats.
Ships named after concepts: Freedom and Vici (Latin: I conquered).
To be fair, the last one could be a girl’s name. Traditionally girl’s names have been popular for boats: Jessica and Tim. Not necessarily confined to girls nowadays, it seems.
More girls: Susan, Emma, and Rose. Or appropriate for Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare characters: Hamlet, Othello, and Puck.
Boats can be named after friends or indulgences: The Black Cat and Laphroaig.
Foreign or very local: Subito (Italian for fast) and Kurpfalz (both travelling on the river Neckar).
From further afield: South Carolina and Atlanta – both to be found on the river Rhine.
Not to forget star signs and plays on words: Aries and Seas The Day.
Linked to I’m a Fan of … #71. More fanatical photos can be found here.