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Old 11-06-2018, 05:19 PM
 
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Onion
Liver
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Exploder
Haha! I'll bet driving "Exploder" was a treat!
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Yep. Cars, bicycles, and motorcycles/scooters all get names.

My Equinox is called "Sunshine" 'cause she makes me happy and she glows like sunlight on water.

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Old 11-06-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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I have an older Rav4 that is my work car. I bought a Jaguar hood ornament and put it on the SUV and now call the vehicle a Ravuar.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Back in 1971 I had an English Ford named "Henry".

Following Henry I bought a VW convertible which was named "Adolph".

After that I drove company cars that were replaced frequently and did not have names.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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'67 Volkswagen Beetle: "The Green Machine"
'93 Geo Prizm: "The Red Car"
'87 Honda Accord: "The Crate" (because when it got old, it developed squeaks and rattles)
'16 Subaru Crosstrek: "The Green Goddess"
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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My previous Honda was Hondasaurus. My current Honda is Honda-san. It was very funny to hear my mechanic ask me what I needed done on Hondasaurus when I brought it in for service. We also had a Truckasaurus, which was an F-150.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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No, it's just too silly to do.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:17 AM
 
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I hope old Elmer starts up quick this morning.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Back in the day (or even after) did you ever give your car(s) a name?

Don't know if this was a regional thing or not, but I'm curious how widespread the practice was. Recently I mentioned it to an email correspondent of the same age (late 60s/early 70s) and she claims never heard of anyone ever naming their car. She grew up in a farming community in California; I grew up in a NYC suburb.

I always thought it was a Baby Boomer generation thing but maybe it was indeed regional?

One of the kids on my block had a yellow 1960 Buick that he named the Big Banana, and a 1970s co-worker had a red Ford Pinto that she named the Tiki Torch after the whole exploding gas tank thing started (morbid, yes, but funny.)

The funny thing is that I never named my cars back in the day (60s, 70s, etc) but I did name my 2002 Lexus "Lexie" (how unoriginal, right? lol) after I'd had it about 8 years (kept it for 15.) However, my new ride which is a 2017 Honda was named Athena during her first week.

Anyone else who either did or still does name their car(s)?

No, I've had hundreds of cars over the past 60 years, and have never named one of them. I had a girlfriend who called her Volkswagen some name, but I forget what it was. I had a friend who had a 50 Ford, and he named it the Duke of Oil. (Play on the Duke of Earl)


I guess some people do name their cars though.


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Old 11-07-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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No car....just GPS. Susan. Same voice as DH`s co-worker. Always barking orders, or directions, that are not accurate.
^agree.

Ive never named a vehicle. My OH used to.

I call the GPS (female) voice "Rhoda Roadmaster", though.
Seems fitting.

Otherwise i dont name inanimate objects. Only pets.

Rhoda Roadmaster, is not Always correct though......

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