Wanna name this beast?

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  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Just thought we'd paste online our latest acquisition (proudly sponsored by Stabi-Craft boats and Discovery Channel).

    Expect to see live squid soon :)

    It doesn't have a name yet. Anyone with any suggestions?

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  2. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    :boat: :mrgreen:
     
  3. Sedusa

    Sedusa GPO Registered

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    I think it can only be:

    CTHULHU

    (or some variation thereof... Perhaps Great Cthulhu or Call of Cthulhu or even Cthulhu Cruises...)

    All hail the dead but dreaming lord of all Cephs!

    ...and imagine the confusion at the wharf as they try to figure that one out. :cthulhu:

    Congratulations on the boat!
     
  4. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Hmmm.

    Alecton deux? No, that probably wouldn't fly with American audiences. (Our government encourages us to hate the French.)

    Hell, if Condoleezza Rice can have a supertanker named after her (true story), then that there jet-screamin' Stabicraft vixen ought to named Tintenfisch.

    Clem
     
  5. Fujisawas Sake

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    Clem

    You are kidding about the tanker, right??? OMG....

    Anyway, call the boat the Pequod...

    Hee hee... Just pulling your leg. Hmm.... How about the Maelstrom? The White Squall? The Ancient Mariner?

    About about "Fujisawa's Sake"?

    Yeah, didn't think so...

    Good luck!

    John
     
  6. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow!! Nice!!! How bout Cephlamaniac?

    Carol
     
  7. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Kraken?

    Mesonychoboatis?

    Aulacostephanus autissiodarensis? (a Jurassic ammonite)

    Bostrychoceras polyplocuin? (don't ask)

    Taningia?

    Mr Boat?

    Grendel?

    Schwarzenegger?
     
  8. lotus101

    lotus101 O. vulgaris Registered

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    What about "Nautilus"? From 20,000 leagues (and just a ceph in general?)
     
  9. scarmig

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    Jetceph came to mind.

    Or something more more traditional

    Lady Amphitrite (Poseidon's wife).
     
  10. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Sweeeeet boat!!! Wht not Teuthis or Danae, or maybe Neil if thats more to your liking .The Nautilus also sounds great. :D
     
  11. um...

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    I have to add a vote for Mr. Boat. That's gold, Phil. :lol:

    Here's a few more: (joel started it!)

    Sweet Caroline
    Soolaimon
    Cracklin' Rose
    Desiree
    Midnight Dream


    :twisted:

    Or you could call her Archy.
     
  12. scarmig

    scarmig Cuttlefish Registered

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    You know, the shape of that boat rather strongly resembles our favorite beaks, IMO.

    Beak

    Man o' Ceph

    err... Man O'Shea

    Okay, now I'm just being silly.
     
  13. tonmo

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    What? No TONMO.com suggestions???? :x

    How about Tonmoteuthis Hunter? :P
     
  14. um...

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    Hey, that's a good point. Even just TONMO wouldn't be too bad at all.
     
  15. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Or... TONMOTO

    -- The Octopus News Magazine On The Ocean

    Kinda looks/sounds like :tomato:
     
  16. um...

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    That, sir, is freakin' fantastic. :heee:
     
  17. DocidicusGigas

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    Howzabout:

    A) The Mary Ellen Carter
    B) The Architeuthis
    C) The Monkey (Don't ask)
    D) The (Insert your wife's name here, Steve)
    E) The Dead Sixty-Foot Calamari
    F) The Now these names are just getting ridiculous
    G) The Mesonychoteuthis
    H) The Squid With an Unpronouncable Scientific Name
    I) The S. S. Arrrr!
    J) The Daywake
    K) The Corsair
    L) The Freebooter

    There... a dozen names. (my fingers/brain hurt).
     
  18. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    The Don Estelle?

    This has the potential for a good poll if anyone feels inspired.........
     
  19. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Phil,

    I cannot accept the burden of winnowing down the suggestions to a manageable, poll-friendly number. Got too many enemies already.

    Is Mr. Boat friends with Tugger, Russell Crowe's talking tugboat?

    HMS Scylla
    Steenstrup's Folly
    USS The Sullivans' Squid
    USCGSS Nostonmo
    Ika-Maru
    HMS Mantle (sister ship of the Hood)
    Squid, Ho!

    :boat:

    Clem
     
  20. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Steve, why not name her for this Queen Sheetal you and Colin refer to?

    Melissa
     

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