Monday, May 9, 2011

Drumroll please...

... We have a name!  After much tossing and turning and debating and researching and hemming and hawing and getting tons of advice from all sorts of willing contributors, we have officially sent in our USCG paperwork to change the name of our Tartan to Kintala.  For anyone interested, part of Tim's heritage is gypsy so the name Kintala is especially appropriate.  It is a Romani (gypsy)  word that means "a state of balance" or "karma".  Being firm believers in John Vigor's Black Box Theory, the name becomes even more appropriate.  (And then there's always the fact that we have a narrow stern and need a shorter name...)  So sometime soon we will have the renaming festivities at the marina to appease the sea-gods and undoubtedly copious amounts of alcohol will not only be offered to Neptune, but to all The Assembled as well.  Now if we can just decide on a font...   Care to vote?



6 comments:

Ed said...

Deb and TJ, Congrats on your newfound 22000 lb, 504 inch, Tartan named Kintala. Can you fit this on the petite stern with your hailing port?

When we did our renaming ceremony, my wife invoked all the usual suspects (Poseidon, Zephyrs, etc.) but also some of the gods from her Baltic heritage. Do the Romani have a sea\wind god(s)?

ed

Sabrina and Tom said...

Congrats on finding a name!

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Deb said...

Ed as far as I can see, they kind of adopt the cultures of the location where they are living. They seem to have a goddess of fate named Kali (interestingly that is also my granddaughter's name) who is carried to the sea each year in May for some ceremony.

S/V Veranda said...

Great name. Easy on the VHF, one of a kind and some personal meaning....Have you considered applying the name to the quarters rather than the stern. Then you can pick any font size you want........

Anonymous said...

#1 would look best.

Sergey Koltunov said...

Gypsy theme is my favorite as you may remember from our Bahama bash with JK. Kintala - very nice name! And what a surprise with Tim having gypsy roots... he was hiding it back on Quetzal? LOL! A bottle of champaign with a new guitar and purple silk shirt is on me guys when we meet next time.... :)
I vote font #2 if it is not too late. It looks more appropriate to translate gypsies FREE life. I am so surprised they have a word for 'state of balance'... THEIR BALANCE IS IN CHAOS AND FREEDOM