We are named after the iguanas found on board Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The boat was purchased by founder Dave Lincoln and his young son wanted a name that mixed a character in his favorite book – a steamboat called L’il Toot, and his dad’s “personal friend in Cuba, Iggy the Iguana.”
They are resiliant creatures and generally quite harmless.
We are non-denominational, but you might see a small statute on board L’il Iggy. There is a small shrine on the main drive of NS GTMO and another near the base chapel to Our Lady of Cobre. She is a depiction of Mary venerated in particular by Cubans. The story is that Cuban fisherman were at sea in a storm and she saved them. While you need no particular religious belief, it is a small reminder of a country and base that had a big impact on the founder.