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"

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 :)

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