-Victoria circa April 2010
We started our naming process with brainstorming. A page (dated April 5th 2010) in my notebook lists the following words:
|Elemental (Earth, Wind, Water, Fire)||Strong|
We made this list one evening and then came back to it over the course of a few nights. Somewhere in the next few days we started to orbit around convivial as an apt word to describe how we wanted our floating home to be perceived. I spent some time trying to make convivial into a noun and arrived at convivia. Thinking that it would mean “with life” in Latin, I took to the interwebs. I was surprised to find that it was actually a latin word meaning a banquet or party. Both definitions, we decided, were perfect.
So whether you take the origin word (convivial: cheerful, jovial, friendly), the connotative Latin word (convivia: party or feast) or the denotative Latin (convivia: with life), our boat name conveys the joux de vie that we have found since moving aboard.