There used to be a boat on the Hamble called LEG, the VHF call would go “….. This is LEG OVER”
I also remember a boat on the Forth called SLOPPY THE SECOND
I don’t think there is any restriction on what you name the boat (as you will see below). In fact the reason we are allocated a call sign is due to the fact that boats can have the same name or unpronounceable name. That said according to the Wireless radio telegraphy act you may not use profanity when broadcasting or transmitting by marine VHF,
This thread prompted me to have a look at the ITU MARS database, (global list of ships that have registered for a marine radio license).
It appears there are no less than 14 boats registered called FUCHA, they are all German or Austrian
There is also one called FUCUS which I found quite amusing
Searching further I found there fat to many to count (about 100) that stated FUKU…,. Would be interesting to hear
“XYZ Coastguard, XYZ Coastguard, XYX Coastguard, FUK U Over”
There is a French boat called BOLLAX
There is a US boat called CUM CUM
There is a Danish boat called TIT and 3 called PRIK
There is one called DICKE LIPPE (also German)
I quite like an Irish one called SUCKIN’ DIESEL
There are about 20 called WET DREAM or WET DREAMS, mainly American but a Dutch and UK one- what were they thinking with that name.
My absolute favourite however is a Brazilian ship called WANKA TANKA imaging that on your CV as ships Master
They are all genuine.