I know that, Carolyn, but I kept a private google map when I was transcribing ships that didn't believe in giving us lat/long readings, putting markers on a saved map. I found it very useful when I wanted to search historical charts for names shaped liked the scribble, and knowledge of where we came from the day before or were going the day after that helped pin it down.
There are many ways to keep track of your ship's location, very few of which are grounded in the specific day's transcription since they get used as backup when that is less than helpful. I offer this as a possibility.
You are right, Randi, I forgot to search the discussion thread for new names. Being polite bird-lovers (truth!) doesn't seem to dent our sense of humor much, nor our ability to do it while maintaining family-friendly vocabulary.