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Old 22 October 2014, 02:42   #11
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If you stuff it, would it then be a Subbuteo?
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Old 22 October 2014, 04:54   #12
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A name for a small inflatable needs care...

Bird of Prey seems to me to be along the lines of Whispering Wind, Dragons Flight, Misty Morning and the like that suit £250k+ yachts.

Names like Terminator and Renegade suit craft you expect to maintain 40kts in a force 6.

And of course Seaduction for the 32ft plastic wannabe gin palace.

Keep it short and modest for a SIB.
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Old 22 October 2014, 04:58   #13
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If you stuff it, would it then be a Subbuteo?

.....Matt h May grab that one!
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Old 22 October 2014, 06:19   #14
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A name for a small inflatable needs care...


Nimrod
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Good advice chaps. Thanks.
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Ha ha yes I was aware of the unintended secondary meaning but it is an inherited name and you are the first person I've come across who's known the obscure "down with the kids" meaning. Even my Uni age teens had never heard that use.

I do have a spare set of name letters though so I could go for Mordin... which doesn't search too badly.

You can find anything there if you look... can't you Willk... if you will forgive me...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=willk
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"Seek and ye shall find" is my motto, so of course I forgive you. I looked because I thought than a man with a little rubber boat called Nimrod probably shouldn't have been throwing stones in his own glasshouse
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Well when the name first came to us I did ponder on the suitability of its main meaning... but thought well I've got an air rifle so it's fair enough!
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If desperation strikes, there are always the random adjective-noun generators on the internet. Most of the pairs are rubbish but a nugget may arise.

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PS. Keep looking upwards. I took a photo with twelve buzzards in the same frame last year at Springhead Hill!
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Old 26 October 2014, 15:00   #20
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My first was called Tompot - after the tompot blenny, a small and characterful fish often seen on inshore dives.

The second was Vital Spark, after Para Handy's Clyde puffer. I spent a lot of time around the sea lochs.

Vital Spark was chewed to death by mice. The new Zodiac has just been named "Mousetrap".

On the whole, naming a boat after a predator seems to go best with big fast ones. I agree with the other poster upthread. For a SIB, I think something slightly low key and possibly ironic works best.
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