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A Woman in a Boat

There’s a woman in a boat, on a lake, wearing a coat.
If you want to know her name, it’s in the riddle I just wrote.

What’s the woman’s name?

“Theresa” is the woman’s name. (There’s a = Theresa)

An alternative answer is “There”.

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46 Comments on "A Woman in a Boat"

Debbie says
July 20, 2018 @ 09:58

That is just stupid!

Julia says
February 15, 2019 @ 10:46

A better answer is Nina, because it can be found in “womaN IN A boat”

cooper says
January 30, 2020 @ 11:52

funny really funny

Sherry says
July 30, 2022 @ 08:59

Ona Lake makes more sense
(on a lake)

Dan says
July 30, 2022 @ 11:38

The reason “there” works a little better is because you can replace it with a woman’s name and it still makes sense. “Hilda is a woman on a boat”. You can’t do that with nina or ona lake.

JP says
July 30, 2022 @ 12:12

“Theresa” ‘There is a’

Genius angel says
July 30, 2022 @ 13:45

It should be Anna Lake as in there was a woman on a boat “Anna Lake”

Joeyyyy says
July 31, 2022 @ 10:49

It’s Theresa – There’s a

Peter says
July 31, 2022 @ 12:38

My answer was Theresa….There-is-a. I guess I was close! LoL 😀

Johnny STRAWS says
July 31, 2022 @ 16:16

The woman’s name is ‘Theresa’

There’s a woman

Anon says
August 6, 2022 @ 13:34

Additional answer is that her name is “in the riddle I just wrote”. If you can use something stupid like “there” you can use this too.

Jeff says
August 7, 2022 @ 15:52

there is also eve if said aloud ..IF..can be said as eve but terrible riddle blain the train would have crashed the gunslinger for sure

Joe says
August 7, 2022 @ 19:29

Theresa is her name

Dan says
August 8, 2022 @ 10:19

Thanks for the comments. Theresa is much better than there. I’ve updated the riddle!

Ashley says
August 11, 2022 @ 07:53

This is beyond dumb. I get that in terms of spelling theresa works but phonetically it fails. Very poor riddle. If you tell someone a riddle they should be able to work it out with either knowing the object (the candle riddle for example) or they have to get the phonetics for hidden word riddles.

Rev. Billy says
August 12, 2022 @ 21:31

Anna Lake is far better than Theresa.
Let’s vary things slightly to clarify my point.

1. There is a woman on a boat, Anna BLake wearing a coat.

2. There is a woman on a boat, Betty Boop wearing a coat.

Just the way I see hear it of course.

TJ says
August 15, 2022 @ 19:37

That answer is wrong as the riddle was incorrectly written – The correct way that this is to be written out is There Is a woman in a boat, on a lake, wearing a coat.
If you want to know her name, it’s in the riddle I just wrote.

What’s the woman’s name?

NOT THERE”S, that is why the answer is not making any sense.

TJ says
August 15, 2022 @ 19:43

The answer to the riddle is NOT TERESA

It is THERE the woman’s name is There

Brian says
August 16, 2022 @ 19:01

How about What…is her name

Bob says
August 20, 2022 @ 17:49

Miss use of comma’s and appostrophe. Should be There, is a woman … I realize that ruins the humor, but who cares?

Tarcia says
August 25, 2022 @ 01:39

What is the Real answer is it Onna

Goodnews says
August 25, 2022 @ 17:30

Until the riddle is asked the right way, there is bound to be some varying responses.

From most popular searches, It is supposed to be: There is a woman in a boat, on a lake, wearing a coat.

Knowing her name according to the riddle is in reference to the riddle itself.

In answering, go straight to the noun or subject position of the statement, ask yourself this question: Who is a woman in a boat, on a lake, wearing a coat? You’ll see an answer…it doesn’t really matter if the answer isn’t your regular name type or suggestion.

You can decide to keep that first word of the riddle unknown or as “dash-meaning empty” then you read the preceding words after which you come back to fill the blank space with a word IN the riddle that pops up in your mind as most suitable for an answer, here you’ll discover its the same word “THERE”

Strongly, I believe it is a matter or the part of speech and necessarily not stereotypes of names. A lot people are saying THERESA because it’s known as a name, and we disagree to “THERE” as a possible answer forgetting that the answer is to be found in the riddle itself. Tell me please, Is there any such word as THERESA in the riddle? Do you now have an answer?
Love y’all.

chan-go says
September 3, 2022 @ 11:52

Ona Ina Theresa

Matt says
September 9, 2022 @ 05:23

It is Theresa ” on a” does not = Anna. Ona and Ina are not names and it is said the answer is in the riddle they just wrote so you cant use the sounds you need to use the written letters to find a name. I could possibly be Nina because that can also be found in the written letters.

Patti says
September 29, 2022 @ 11:52

You are mistaken, Matt. Ina IS a name. Check it out:

pat says
October 1, 2022 @ 07:23

What is her name? ( her name is what)

Joseph says
October 1, 2022 @ 14:38

I’m sorry but, I can’t agree with that answer like most of the people are telling you that’s just stupid. The real answer is Anna lake. Think about it. Read it again. Anna Lake, is wearing a coat.

Joseph says
October 1, 2022 @ 14:44

This poem was meant to be heard not read. The answer is “Anna lake”. But when you write it out it loses something in the translation. (Anna Lake is wearing a coat…)

Mack says
October 3, 2022 @ 00:38

If you want to know her name, it’s “Indie Riddle”
Indie Riddle is the answer

joe says
October 3, 2022 @ 14:50

it could have been Ina, Nina, Theresa, Oman,

Brenda says
October 3, 2022 @ 16:04

Theresa or Ina or Nina or What or There

Mitchell says
October 4, 2022 @ 00:41

I believe the name is:
…wearING A coat…

Ann says
October 4, 2022 @ 12:41

It tells you What’s the woman’s name

Lana says
October 5, 2022 @ 14:05

I’m my mind, the correct answer should be, “Ina Boat”. It’s the only way it reads correctly!! “There’s a woman Ina Boat on a lake…”. If the answer is Theresa as you say, it doesn’t make sense as reading it; “Theresa woman in a boat…”. And yes, Ina is a real first name!

eric says
October 5, 2022 @ 18:01

Since we are just tossing out the contraction and sticking a sentence together, her name is “What” “what, is the women’s name”. She also plays second base for the New York Yankees according to Abbot and Costello

Linda says
October 6, 2022 @ 15:18

@ Matt Ida is in fact a real name that was my grandmother’s twins name. My grandmother’s name was Anna Maye and her twin sister’s name was, Ina Faye.

Joseph says
October 8, 2022 @ 06:29

My answer is “Naboth”
Think about it ……
There’s a woman *in a boat* = Naboat = Naboth

Ella says
October 8, 2022 @ 10:44

To the person who said “This poem was meant to be heard not read…when you write it out it loses something in the translation,” the riddle says “If you want to know her name, it’s in the riddle I just WROTE,” not “the riddle I just SAID.” So it was meant to be written out. “Anna Lake” also doesn’t work for most English speakers outside North America. “Anna” is usually pronounced with a short “a” sound (as in “apple”), and the word “on” doesn’t have a broad “ah” sound as it does in North America. So “on a lake” and “Anna Lake” sound quite different.

Melissa says
October 8, 2022 @ 21:46

I was taught her name was Inna Boat. But some said it might have been Onna Boat.
But over the years someone forgot how it truly went and came up with a different version .but it is ment to be heard not read

Melissa says
October 8, 2022 @ 21:52
Seems the answer is There or Theresa.
I found a different answer on a riddles something page but can’t find it

Melissa says
October 8, 2022 @ 21:58

Those of you who seem to think her name is What, really need to look at how it’s written..
What’s the woman’s name?? Notice the question mark?? There for her name can not be what. Or the sentence would end like What’s her name. But still it does make since that There would be her name. As it starts out with There is a woman on a boat in a lake. Not a traditional name. But they use There a lot in reference to a person’s name a place ect in riddles

Zugo says
October 30, 2022 @ 05:10

You all got WAAAAY too much time on your hands…

Anita says
October 30, 2022 @ 09:32

I think the answer is Inga. Solve it like a cryptic crossword clue. “There’s a woman” is the definition, the instruction is “in” (says where to look) and the clue is “a boat, on a lake, wearING A coat.” No reason why it can’t be a lake in Denmark!

Nicolas says
November 14, 2022 @ 11:19

That riddle sucks in my opinion. there is nothing hidden in the riddle or cool twist.
The only answer I would have come up with would have been “in the riddle I just wrote” but that’s not even a name… and I prefer my sad guess than the intended answer.

Aldo says
November 22, 2022 @ 22:37

There’s also Erna :)

Jill says
January 1, 2023 @ 15:10

Mother nature because a woman=fire (nature)/ boat =wood (nature) / lake = water (nature)/ coat=air i.e. blanket of air (nature)….earth,air,fire,water the 4 elements

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