Wednesday, 21 May 2014

What's in a name?

This might be a good time to explain how Katie became Kalliste and then ultimately R Kalliste'.   Although the name Katie was very special to her 1st owners, it did not hold any significance for us.  Katie was purchased by her second owner, moved to Wisconsin and registered as Daedelous but never launched - she remained on the hard for 2 years until we found her.
Now if you know your Greek mythology you will remember that Daedelous was the carpenter father of Icarus. Daedelous built the infamous wings of feathers and wax that melted as Icarus flew too close to the sun causing Icarus fell to his death.  Really? Somehow that seemed a bit unlucky for a boat name.  Although we are not suspicious people we do understand what they say about changing a vessels name.

Our solution:

Keep all the letters of the name Katie
Keep with the Greek mythology theme
She was built in Quebec - could we add a french flair?

Kalliste'  is the french spelling of a greek female name meaning "A thing of beauty"

So where did the R come from? When we attempted to register Kalliste' with the Canadian Vessel Registry we found the name taken! Oh No!!!! After all that!
We had options though...we could add numbers 2 or 3 or 4.... however that just didn't seem right. She was our Kalliste'......hmmm....Our Kalliste'....R Kalliste'.
And so she became R Kalliste'.

Thank you Tom Freeman! 
What a beautiful job you did creating the perfect lettering. 
She is really becoming our thing of beauty!

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