There's a Rain Captain? Can we get him fired or something? We've had enough rain, and we aren't even close to The Mississippi!
I never named mine. But after learning about a mythical beast in High School Spanish classes, our younger daughter named my bass dulcimer "Chupacabra." She said it was the biggest dulcimer she ever saw, and thought the name fit. I don't see it that way, but I didn't bother to argue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupacabra I think she named her fiddle, too. (Dad! It's a VIOLIN!)
Beth, be sure to tell us when you decide on a name- that dulcimer is so lovely!
I like naming things. I name my bicycles, and i name my beehives and my apiary. I named my mandolins and my banjos. I named my Galax dulcimer The Merrimac after the Civil War iron-clad ship....but oddly i haven't named my beautiful curly maple Keith Young dulcimer! Can't figure out why.