We’re getting the feeling that all of these names are going to be puns. I guess you could call it… A sinking feeling.
Water U Lookin’ At is an interesting name, to say the least. It has a drop of ocean humor — if you can call it humor. It also seems to be needlessly antagonistic, and if the Coast Guard comes calling, then hopefully tempers won’t rear their ugly heads, especially since bullhorns make it a little bit difficult to distinguish someone saying a name of a ship from someone just shouting angrily. No, we aren’t going to apologize for that sinking feeling pun. It’s better for you to get used to it now.
Should Have Seen It Coming
Has this person never heard of tempting fate? The Titanic went down to the icy depths more than a hundred years ago, but the story is still with us. This boat owner decided to add his modest ship to the long list of sea-faring vessels that have borne this legendary name, and then the predictable happened.
Titanic II at least had a lower body count. While the original ended up being the final trip for over fifteen hundred people, this disaster was somewhat smaller in scale, resulting in zero deaths and a couple of pretty funny pictures.
Ahead of Its Time
The owner of this boat must have some experience under his belt. Not a lot of boating experience, if the name Uh-oh! gives us any indication, but he at least has experience of his own history out on the water, which may be why he chose to paint this name upside-down.
That's not the kind of name you forget, especially if you see it right-side-up. Hopefully, the owner has a couple of life jackets, a flare gun, and an inflatable raft stashed away in there. The seas are often rough, which means that this name might end up being prescient.
A Friend Indeed
Now here's a name that you might not think twice about. But when given a few moments, you will notice the many layers that came together to create Friendship.
So, first off, the word ship is in the name. That right there, that's a pretty good starting point. But let's dig deeper – does the name state that the ship itself is a friend? Is the name supposed to exclaim the owner's love for one of life's simple joys? Maybe, in fact, the owner likes to spend his time with friends. Whatever the underlying message, we bet this boat has been the spot for plenty of parties.
Think About It
Plenty of boat owners have had trouble coming up with a good name for their new vessel. It has to be clever, it has to be nautical, and it has to be unique. This is where we got the name Knot Shore, which also has the added benefit of giving us some insight into the owner's difficulty in christening his addition to the marina.
It's a good name, it's a conversation starter, and it's punchy enough to stick in mind in a good way. There's also the fact that it's a great way to start a “Who's on First” style running gag, though hopefully not too often, or the owner will start to lose friends.