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Naming ones vehicle - boys names vs girls names

Naming ones vehicle - boys names vs girls names

Poll: Naming ones vehicle - boys names vs girls names

Total Members Polled: 172

I'm a GIRL and my car has a BOYs name: 1%
I'm a GIRL and my car has a GIRLs name: 1%
I'm a BOY and my car has a GIRLs name: 20%
I'm a BOY and my car has a BOYs name: 9%
I've swung both ways over the years: 10%
I'm a hippy and apply gender neutral names: 0%
I use stuff like Blue Flash rather than names: 12%
Don't be ridiculous, it's just transport: 42%
I drive a manly van, names are gay: 5%
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brotherharry

Original Poster:

245 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Prompted by this getting christened 'Jenson', wondered what the PH collective has to say on the topic of naming your pride and joy 'appropriately'.

Eighteeteewhy

7,246 posts

77 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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I've never named a car until my Eunos.

She's called Venus, because the front is always covered in dead flies. hehe

brotherharry

Original Poster:

245 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Eighteeteewhy said:
I've never named a car until my Eunos.

She's called Venus, because the front is always covered in dead flies. hehe
Love that. Layers of meaning and suitability.

S0 What

2,701 posts

81 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Choice missing !!!
i call em all , covers all areas i beleive wink

toon10

2,860 posts

66 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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The only car I named was my cousins Vauxhall Viva. It was electric blue with alley cat wheels. It was known as "Saturday Night Viva" although the local mechanic christened it his kids college fund ;-)
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marksx

2,562 posts

99 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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My wife is of the opinion that male names for cars are bad luck. I am of the opinion it is a stupid idea. She called the Monaro Sheila. Say no more.

Captain Muppet

8,524 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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marksx said:
My wife is of the opinion that male names for cars are bad luck. I am of the opinion it is a stupid idea. She called the Monaro Sheila. Say no more.
other wives are available, terms and conditions apply

ShawCrossShark

2,508 posts

143 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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toon10 said:
The only car I named was my cousins Vauxhall Viva. It was electric blue with alley cat wheels. It was knowns as "Saturday Night Viva" although it was known as the mechanics college fund to him ;-)
I had an Astra called Lavista
Then a Sierra called Leone

Have always gone for the alliteration since then

Currently running Paul the pug - the diesel is a lower voice hence the boy's name. Previous 306 was called Polly!

If it helps the kids engage and attach to cars as more than just transport then it's done it's job

I also talk to my cars and apologise if I have abused them in some way in some ridiculous attempt to make sure they don't get me back biggrin


brotherharry

Original Poster:

245 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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marksx said:
My wife is of the opinion that male names for cars are bad luck. I am of the opinion it is a stupid idea. She called the Monaro Sheila. Say no more.
Bruce, the Monaro couldn't be any name other than Sheila.

Mr E

17,187 posts

168 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Always female.

Lotus is called Beyonce.
Saab is called Lisbeth.

tucks

556 posts

73 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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my monaro is called "The monk". i dont rememeber where this name comes from, or when it was first given it. it was before i was aware of monkfish performance(the monaro tuning lot) too. monks are male, so i guess its a boy.

brotherharry

Original Poster:

245 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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ShawCrossShark said:
I had an Astra called Lavista
Genius.

DanDC5

10,971 posts

76 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Where's the option for 'naming cars is just fking stupid'?

doogz

26,534 posts

96 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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All our cars have names, but it's Laura that names them.

The A4 was called Hans, the yellow and black MINI was Bumble, the blue and white one, Smurf, my 106 Rallye is called Sally, the quad is called Fred, the horse box was called Skippy (was a skip lorry prior to being sent to a coachworks to be converted) etc.

Vocal Minority

5,892 posts

61 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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My MR2 is call two-san

brotherharry

Original Poster:

245 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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DanDC5 said:
Where's the option for 'naming cars is just fking stupid'?
Some hybrid of the final two options possibly?

Is that because like raising sheep/chickens/cows you shouldn't name them because at some point you're going to eat it?

mikeplayer

186 posts

57 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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My first car was a VW Polo, she was called Pringle.

To this day I have no idea why, it just stuck all my mates knew her as pringle too!

Triumph Man

4,115 posts

77 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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I called the Triumph "Sienna", being that it is Sienna Brown, and during any fast driving/overtakes I tend to encourage it by shouting "come on sienna!"

Vitorio

2,794 posts

52 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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doogz said:
The A4 was called Hans
Lol, i drove an A3 for a while, called it Heinz

For me it all depends on the car, the chipped A3 TDI had nothing feminine about it, so clearly that was Heinz, my Alfa Mito was much more shapely, called her Nera (not strictly a girls name, but my own version of female black in italian)

Havent named my Focus yet though, given its role as family mule i'm inclined to go with Donkey

brotherharry

Original Poster:

245 posts

192 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Triumph Man said:
... "come on sienna!"...
A sentiment many of us might share