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Got a new pup coming this week. Thinking about names now and trying to go with something nautical/sailing related. Any ideas/suggestions?

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Genoa - "Genny" for short.  

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Series of dogs....over many years.....spanker (Spanks), Genoa (Genny), Spinnaker (Spin).

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Male or female  and breed

cleatus   Bob    Hal    coral    hank     bitt    boomer   tillie    traveler   marque    watch as n dog watch    bear   ivan    davy      derrick    jack    lubber   mae  as in Mae West

 

before you settle on a name  go out in your yard and yell the name as loud as you can several times while feigning exasperation or frustration.  Just to be sure it rolls off the tongue nicely..

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Marcjsmith said:

Male or female  and breed

cleatus   Bob    Hal    coral    hank     bitt    boomer   tillie    traveler   marque    watch as n dog watch    bear   ivan    davy      derrick    jack    lubber   mae  as in Mae West

 

before you settle on a name  go out in your yard and yell the name as loud as you can several times while feigning exasperation or frustration.  Just to be sure it rolls off the tongue nicely..

 

 

 

 

 

Had an ex that wanted to name our new dog Romeo, it was a firm no from me with visions of wandering the neighborhood calling "Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo"

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1 minute ago, Poodle56 said:

Scupper.

Don't take that dog near a Thai restaurant..... They'll think you're calling it "supper"....

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24 minutes ago, EastCoastHustle said:

Skipper is up there for sure. Also considering Halyard (we’d call him Hal) Rudder, and schooner

Vang seems almost too easy. Skipper is nice.

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Rum. Calling him/her back to you may bring rewards.

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Not nautical, but if I ever do have another dog it will be named Clivus.

The duty stations at my ski area have these.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clivus_Multrum

Some day you'll be yelling"Clivus get your ass over here" and someone somewhere will get a chuckle.

 

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Maxi

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Starboard.

 

Gives you the opportunity to shout it out loud on land. Might be interesting to see how many other dog walkers are sailors.

On an un-PC note, a family member wanted to name one of our dogs "Syndrome". I know, I'm going to hell.

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All of our dogs have had nautical names: Scuppers, Mizzen, Skipjack, Pinafore (as in H.M.S. also only small dog we ever owned), Burgee and Compass Rose (goes by Rose).

Skipjack, Burgee and Rose were/are Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. 

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13 hours ago, See Level said:

"Lil Murray":D

 

 

 

 

 

I burst out laughing at that one! :D

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47 minutes ago, captnjoe said:

All of our dogs have had nautical names: Scuppers, Mizzen, Skipjack, Pinafore (as in H.M.S. also only small dog we ever owned), Burgee and Compass Rose (goes by Rose).

Skipjack, Burgee and Rose were/are Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. 

Burgee is a good one, trying to sell it to the family 

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Boaty Mcboatface??

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14 hours ago, Navig8tor said:

 

Figger (eight knot)

Please forgive me for noticing it, though, this might not pass the "holler repeatedly at full volume outdoors" test, in certain neighborhoods at least..... 

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Whidbey....after Whidbey island race week....nothing but fun

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The poor dog just wants to be loved...... Don't give it a name that'll make it neurotic, like...... I dunno..... J28, or Saorsa, or...... (Ok I'll stop now......)

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My son (then aged 2) named our dog Telescope - he had just learnt the word and liked it.  The dog has been called Scopey ever since (still going but riddled with Arthritis and continually traumatised by our 2yr old dog who wants to play). 

 

The son wants to call the next dog Naked, so he can tell his friends that he walked Naked through town.......he's 18 now.

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Knew someone who had a pair of lap-size yappy dogs. Names were Bimini and Dodger.

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On 4/14/2019 at 8:12 PM, Marcjsmith said:

 

before you settle on a name  go out in your yard and yell the name as loud as you can several times while feigning exasperation or frustration.  Just to be sure it rolls off the tongue nicely..

 

 

 

 

 

+1 on this.. my lab rescue was named Cappie. Short for Cappuccino. never could come up with any good reason to hang another name on her and add to her confusion. 

 

Friend in Annapolis has a dog named Bait. makes me laugh every time I think about it.

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Mizzen, a Corgi.  Shortest member of the family...

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We had a schnauzer once. My then 4 or 5 year old son named him scratch, because looked scratchy.

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The possibilities are endless:

  1. Cunningham - Cunny for short
  2. Leech
  3. Clew
  4. Chine
  5. Chop (as in choppy water)
  6. Overlap
  7. Carbon - if he's all black
  8. Quantum (sails)
  9. Cockpit
  10. Luff
  11. If you had two dogs, you could call them Port and Starboard

And my favorite "Hike, bitches!"

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8 hours ago, jerseyguy said:

Knew someone who had a pair of lap-size yappy dogs. Names were Bimini and Dodger.

Dodger is a good one.

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Not quite nautical, but considering the drinking abilities in this group.

Scotch, Soda, lime, cubalibre, black n tan, tonic, dark and stormy, you get the point... ;)

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55 minutes ago, shaggy said:

Not quite nautical, but considering the drinking abilities in this group.

Scotch, Soda, lime, cubalibre, black n tan, tonic, dark and stormy, you get the point... ;)

Shooter

Boilermaker

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"Stay".....

Poor thing'll be a neurotic mess by age 1.....

"C'mere Stay!"

 "Stay! Stay!"

 "Heel! Stay!"

"Go fetch!Stay!"

 "You're a good boy, Stay! Hop on board Stay!"

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Bobstay - Bob for short.

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Had a friend with pair of cats named Mylar and Kevlar ......

Lots of potential names with sail material names and cuts:

Stratus, Delta, Nordac, Technora, Taffeta, Airex, Tapedrive, TriRadial, Fusion, laminate, code zero, ...   

Although 'cross cut woven polyester' ..  probably not one of them ...

 

 

 

 

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Sailor

A friend has a 1yo dog that is named this.

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2 hours ago, WCB said:

Sailor

A friend has a 1yo dog that is named this.

"This"?

 

 

 

 I had a friend who had a dog named "The"...... But I guess "This" works too....

 "Who's dog is this?"

He's mine.

 "What's his name?"....

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WTFAYD

What the Fuck are you doing? 

Hard to pronounce I know but it is nautical  

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4 hours ago, atoyot said:

Dawg.

 

That has a nice ring.

Something every boat has, a Clevis Pin for a Shackle. So just call the mutt "Clevis" or "Shackle"

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Sailor.. He was a good dog.. Took him everywhere..all the sailing lessons as well  when he was a pup because I couldn't leave him in the truck because  I'd get hounded by the dog police . Not really the best choice for a boat dog being a Great Dane but it's how it turned out due to circumstances.. He had great balance and could jump into the skiff from the deck and never flip it.  Good security as well just because of his size.   Dane's are pretty much couch potatos so he was fine just laying around the boat...  now he chases the wind

 

One thing you need to remember about dog names that's important is you will be calling  that name out loud so don't pick something that's sounds funny like Spanker

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....or "Gawdphukindammit" or something that could be confused for Tourette's Syndrome.

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A buddy of mine named his dog “cat”. Claimed it was for his catamaran.......I knew him better and sure it was to confound/amuse others.

BTW - Speaking of cats........Prindle would be cool.

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How about "Cleat".

 

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On 4/14/2019 at 5:32 PM, Cruiser2B said:

Meet Skipper!

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Coulda named one of those "Tugboat"....

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6 hours ago, WCB said:

How about "Cleat".

 

Bull Rail would be better.

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8 hours ago, familysailor said:

Coulda named one of those "Tugboat"....

THUD!

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you coude go 'famouse sailores' roote; Ulyses, Jason, Tristan, Joshua, Ferdinand, or Robin.                  :)

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17 hours ago, Mrleft8 said:

THUD!

No offense intended. Both of those beasts looked strong and stout... Like a tugboat.

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On 4/23/2019 at 9:31 PM, captpiratedog said:

you will be calling  that name out loud so don't pick something that's sounds funny like Spanker 

I suppose that takes blooper and windfucker off the list then.

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6 hours ago, familysailor said:

No offense intended. Both of those beasts looked strong and stout... Like a tugboat.

I was thinkin' mushroom mooring anchor.

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Fucker as in Down-Fucker, In-Fucker, Out-Fucker - all Bona Fide nautical terms in common everyday usage!

May not pass the midnight back porch test.

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4 hours ago, Mrleft8 said:

I was thinkin' mushroom mooring anchor.

Well... I guess that might work too.

 

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On 4/17/2019 at 11:53 PM, Shootist Jeff said:

The possibilities are endless:

  1. Cunningham - Cunny for short
  2. Leech
  3. Clew
  4. Chine
  5. Chop (as in choppy water)
  6. Overlap
  7. Carbon - if he's all black
  8. Quantum (sails)
  9. Cockpit
  10. Luff
  11. If you had two dogs, you could call them Port and Starboard

And my favorite "Hike, bitches!"

I also wanted Richie Cunningham- no go with the family.

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On 4/15/2019 at 8:32 AM, Cruiser2B said:

Meet Skipper!

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Nice!  I had a Eng bull terrier once named her Gypsea .she hated the boat always seasick and the poor thing would panic whenever someone would jump in the water whereas she would jump in to "rescue " them only to have to have herself rescued because she couldn't swim for the life of her.  Great with kids and babies but would kill a dog real quick 

 How about Monkey Fist or Ketch

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On 4/14/2019 at 5:03 PM, EastCoastHustle said:

We’ve been talking that one, definitely in the running 

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That dog should be called Baggywrinkle.

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