Do you name your cars?

cheerful1_gwAugust 28, 2006

We've given our cars names over the years. It almost makes them part of the family. It may seem silly to some, but I think it's nice. Has anyone else done this?

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johndeere

Yes back a few years ago we drove old cars.We named them we had a Mercury station wagon named War Wagon Also a Pontiac 6000 wagon with wood look sides.Its name was Woody.I had several rusty beaters named Rusty.Also a Oldsmobel named Olsmobeater.There was a Ford Pickup named Chester and a Chevy truck named Sparky.I had a Ford car that broke down along the road a lot.Its name was Sooner.Because I would sooner leave it home then take it anyplace.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2006 at 5:36PM
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buffylou

Absolutely! Actually my '94 325i convertible came with one - The Princess - and she is, most definitely. She gets the one-car garage, and the other two sit outside. My '99 Saab is the Kemosaabe, and DH's 2001 Cadillac was The Beast. He now has an Accord, which is way too bland to even think up a name for. My mom's Buick Roadmaster is the "Master Blaster". DH had a Maxima once that we called the "Black Max" (it was black - duh).

    Bookmark   August 28, 2006 at 8:11PM
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azzalea

Not usually, but DD always names her cars--regular girl-type names. Forget what she's calling the current one.

However, if you've seen the Voodoo Blue FJ Cruiser, you can probably understand why we refer to my new car as the Cookie Monster (and it doesn't hurt that I'm a cooking teacher and recipe contester--LOL)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2006 at 10:48AM
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reekola

I only give them a name (some sort of cuss word) when they're not working right.... or a nice name, when I'm trying to get them somewhere off the road when sputtering or something.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2006 at 5:21PM
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jemdandy

I had a Model-A Ford (in my youth). Called it "Betsy", and when the radiator leaked, it was "Betsy Wetsy".

    Bookmark   August 29, 2006 at 10:48PM
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lellie

HAHAHAHAHAH!! I love this!...thought I was the only person on earth that names her vehicles.

My '88 560SL's name is "Benny"
The Land Rover's is "Larry"
My Deuce is "Miss Pearl"...and my 1940 Flathead is "Cy" (short for Cyclops) LOL

I need a life...or more pets. *snork!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2006 at 10:09AM
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photobob

Not usually, but I did own an '87 Town Car that I often referred to as "The Imperial Star Cruiser"...

    Bookmark   August 30, 2006 at 12:51PM
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cheerful1_gw

Our '96 red Explorer's name is "Nick"
Our new white Accord's name is "Snowflake"
Our '04 blue Dakota's name is "Popeye"

I just realized we're a patriotic family!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2006 at 12:51PM
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bill_h

oh yea, all 3 have names-- overpriced P.O.S. NO 1 overpriced P.O.S. NO 2 and overpriced P.O.S. NO 3! hows that for names?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2006 at 8:11PM
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shelbyscott

79 impala wifes dad's car "big Ben" his name was benny
85 nissan 720 "little bob" my Dad's name
53 Ford Crown Vic - "Nellie Bell"
2001 S-10 "Little Eldie" My uncles former truck & his name
All the above are memorials to those who have passed away

    Bookmark   August 31, 2006 at 2:20AM
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eggafooz

Pick-up named Elvis
BMW named Lou

    Bookmark   August 31, 2006 at 10:04PM
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webhome

My Prius's name and license plate is MYLORAX. Only people with children or grandchildren get the connection.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 8:13PM
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thebadseed

Yes, and I get it from my mother, who like JemDandy, calls all of her cars "Betsey" and talks to them on steep hills. Anything grey (was '93 Saturn, now '02 Hyundai) is "Silver Machine" - the '90 Toyota that stalls in the rain is "Red Deathtrap."

    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 10:16AM
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valtog

One of my sons used to call my old rabbit diesel "the clown car":)

    Bookmark   September 14, 2006 at 11:55AM
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suzyqute

Yes, have a 1959 Morris Minor Named "Chuggie" pre-named by person who left it to me. former car - Pontiac Bonneville was "Bonnie" (Natch) and current Pontiac Torrent is "The Streak" number of cars over the years all named (especially if they were not running well !

    Bookmark   September 14, 2006 at 6:00PM
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nine7xbam

No , but I once had a car named Anita . Anita exhaust system ,anita brake job , anita wheel alignment , anita paint job , anita head gasket ....well you get the drift .

    Bookmark   September 17, 2006 at 1:30PM
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westranch

I have a friend who said they used to call their '73 Lincoln Town car, the "Lincoln Town House."
I've named my black Grand Marquis, "Black Betty."

    Bookmark   September 17, 2006 at 3:42PM
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vacuumfreak

My 87 Ciera is Veronica... always called her that, though it seems a more voluptuous car should have that for a name.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2006 at 8:56PM
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alkasun_my_uri_edu

YES!
my first was an 88 mercedes - named "sadie"
Next came the yellow ford escape - "sunny"
Then was a mini van that I called - "Big and Bold"
I drove the van in place of my P.O.S. red volvo that didnt have ac and was an awful unattractive faded red color. So naturally I called her - "Red Hot"

And finally I have a nice car, and 08 Corolla S - Yet to be named!
Everyone keeps giving me suggestions but they havent been the right fit - Ill know it when I hear it! lol

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 9:21PM
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