I understand that kayaks are typically not named vessels, but calling it “the boat” or “my kayak” seems so cold and impersonal. My kayak is a Hurricane Santee XL that I play on local lakes and rivers with. I am looking for something shortish, somewhat cryptic, perhaps with a pirate-y feel.
My brother (quite the white-water kayaker) gave me the suggestion of “Mr. Paddles,” but I’d go with “White-Water Slasher” or “Rapids Raider,” or “Stone Ripper.” If it was a Dagger I’d say “Demon Dagger,” but seeing as it’s a Hurricanee I’d have to go with “Death Twister.”
Wonderful! Fred is my family’s default name for pets and pretty much everything else. My mom currently has a Fred the Betta (fish). In my family, the “Fred” imprimateur dates back to a Steve Martin routine in which he made reference to “Fred’s Bank” as a name with insufficient gravitas to inspire confidence.
I, on the other hand, favor the name “Zelda,” after both one of my dogs and Zelda Fitzgerald, who was both talented and unpredictable. Also, I’ve always wanted to name a boat “Foamfollower,” but people will probably assume that it is a reference to beer (it’s the name of a seafaring Giant in Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever).