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EvenKeel
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Default  Posted: 2:55 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My car is blue and German so I hoped the word 'blue' would be something cool in German.

Nope:
blue. blau (blou) - rhymes with "cow"

Therefore, I had to go to option #2 - a German name.

Introducing:

Gretta-the-Jetta


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TattoodChinaDoll
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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Don't have a name for mine. But your name reminds me of someone I know who named his car Rhonda the Honda.


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SurprisinglyOkay
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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

When I was little my Mom had a 1955 Chevy truck by the name of Elma.
Wish I had her now


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DragnHeart
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Default  Posted: 3:22 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

I just refer to our Durango as "my baby". If I was to fce it an actual name, maybe "Moose"? The older style Durangos have a look that reminds me of a moose (without the antlers of course lmao).

Wh refers to his cordless drill as "Betsy".


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Williesmom
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Default  Posted: 3:34 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

I call my Acadia "Moby Dick" because it's huge and white, like a whale.


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

So my mom shortened the name. Her suburban just became the burban. When she downsized to a Tahoe her methodology led to poor results.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 4:22 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

I have a suggestion for her, Moo - my friend who owns a Tahoe calls it the taco. Slightly less scandalous than the previous option.


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click4it
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Funny.

I never had a name for my former car until I didn't drive her anymore - now she's my old "baby". The car I drive now is called "my Dad's car" because it was his and I it still is. I just drive it. and I love it!!

[This message edited by click4it at 4:30 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)]


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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My car was named by her license plate, ADY####.

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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 4:31 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

hell yeah! My 99 Accord's name is Myrtle. She's old and I love her.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 4:32 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Hubby's truck is a Ford F150, fully loaded, lifted, and with big, thick, shite-kicking mud tires on it.
We call him The Beast.

My dainty-by-comparison auto has been dubbed HERcedes.

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Default  Posted: 5:24 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My favorite book as a teenage boy was "The Mad Scientists' Club" by Bertrand Brinley.

They had a character, Zeke, who owned a junkyard and had an old truck, named "Richard the Deep Breather".

It struck me funny, and this was well before I understood the other interpretations for deep breathers.

Nonetheless, I haven't named any of my vehicles. Although my motorcycle, which is a Yamaha Virago, has potential, just based on that name. Google "Virago synonym" to see what I'm talking about.


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woundedwidow
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Default  Posted: 5:41 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Apparently all of my cars have been female, because they've ALL been named "Bessie" - I have no idea why. Also, the two I have now both have vanity plates that begin with KATZ(***) on them, so now everyone knows I'm a crazy cat lady. Actually, I've gotten a lot of compliments on them!


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 5:59 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

One of my high school friends named his car "my pants". It made for endless immature jokes.

They got worse when his stereo got stolen and there was a big hole in the dash and he would talk about the hole in his pants and everything that fit there.


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Default  Posted: 6:27 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My mother also named every one of her cars Bessie

Mine all eventually become 'piece of shit'


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

I haven't named any of my cars... but the family car growing up was a 1972 Gold Dodge Dart... "Goldie"

It was the car I inherited when I started driving in 1984.


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Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 7:24 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

I've always named my vehicles. My dad did, too. That's where I got it from. Now my kids do it.


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Default  Posted: 7:34 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My first car was Fred the Red Dodge Charger


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 7:51 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

We call our Tahoe the hoe. We call my 2001 Mercedes E class the POS. There are more things wrong and broken with that car than I can count and every fix is $1000 even for stupid stuff like the broken cup holder.


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 8:08 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

My first vehicle, at 17, was a big old Plymouth Fury. We called it the Tank. That thing had the touchiest brakes of anything I have ever driven. It probably got 10 miles to the gallon (who really knew back in those days?). You think my Dad was making sure I was safe on the road?!?!


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Clarrissa
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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

We've only named one of our cars. It was a green 1975 Plymouth Fury station wagon. We called it the Big Green Battle Wagon or just the Battle Wagon. It was big, it 3as loud and people got out of its way. H and I still chuckle about the time we were driving through one of the historical districts behind someone who was just lollygagging along, rubbernecking, taking their time. Now the Battle Wagon didn't have much of a horn - what it did have would have embarrassed a bicycle - so H put the Wagon into neutral and gunned the engine. The lollygagger slams on his brakes, looks behind him (at us), gets a horrified look on his face then tears off down the street. Another time I saw someone stopped at a stop sign - a good 5 or 6 feet from the actual corner - they see us coming in this tank of a car and *back up*.


It was a good car, ran like a scalded dog but lots of maintenance issues being so old. We ended up giving it to a friend of ours who entered it in a demolition derby. It came in fourth despite the transmission getting ready to blow.


Oh and jrc... they've reintroduced the Dodge Dart...


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Default  Posted: 8:48 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

Not for my cars but my mowers. I have a push mower (for my landscaping business) that I call "The punter", because it's always acting up and I'd love to just get rid of it. No one likes to use the punter. We all dread when it has to come "out onto the field". But you haveto have a punter on your team so that's why we keep him around.

The rest of my mowers are my kids or my employees. I set them on the trailer in a "starting line up" and sometimes I will text SO "the starting lineup for the day or "injury reports" if a machine breaks down.

I have "The Lazer" (my favorite). "The Toro". And my employee just nicknamed the other machine I have "Reliable Red".

Yes. Working with me is, well, interesting.


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HFSSC
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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday)

We don't usually name vehicles, but I had a 98 Pontiac Bonneville that I called the Green Demon because it was possessed. It was the worst car I've ever owned. I was talking about it once, and my DS who was then about 10, said, "You mean the green turd on wheels!"

He had a point. That was a much better name than mine.


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Default  Posted: 5:28 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)

I used to have a Chevy Spectrum. I gave it to my daughter when she got her driver's license at age 16.

The S fell off from the model name on it. She and her friends always referred to the car as the "Rectum" after that.

(It was fitting for that car; I did not like it).


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Heartbroken1993
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Default  Posted: 6:56 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)

Omg yes I name mine:
'97 dodge avenger was Emma
'01 Pontiac sunfire was Sunny
'04 hyundai santa fe was fifi(fee fee)
My new '13 hyundai elantra is Ellie and is my first car to have a personalized license plate

[This message edited by Heartbroken1993 at 8:47 AM, July 24th (Wednesday)]


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Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

They ALL are named or have nicknames.

The white jeep is Lily.
The old red jeep is Rusty.
The Jeepster is Mandy.
My dd's Cherokee is Goldilocks.
The boat is the Tribiani.
Dh's Suburban is the Burb.
My X5 is Bimmie.
We just bought a broken TJ to fix that I'm lobbying to be called Steely Dan or Blueberry, but nobody is on board yet.
The Camaro is The Hooptie.

Yes, I know. We have a vehicle problem.


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 12:23 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

I have a white ford escape and I call it "Snowball".

Very original.


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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

I've got a light blue 2012 Camry Hybrid I'm thinking about calling "the MLC".


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Default  Posted: 1:27 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

Our family car was a 1967 Mercury Cougar. My Dad named her "Gertrude". We were in a jeep club and had 2 jeeps. One my dad mud raced "Sit on it" was the theme with a picture of an old wooden outhouse on it. No clue how that came about. The other jeep was our off road family jeep that we all raced in and her name was "Broken Lady". My Dad had a tendency to break her axle during races. He was good at flipping her too. She was beat up and always the color of primer fixing the dents. My Dad still has her to this day...

My first car was a 1973 Plymouth Fury. That sucker was huge! I called it "the boat". I also had a 1962 Ford Fairlane that my friends called "Fins" because of the taillight area.


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Default  Posted: 2:26 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

I have referred to all my cars as Bessie. My grandfather had an old car he just loved. He literally had her buried when she just wouldn't go anymore...her name was Bessie and I loved him.


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Default  Posted: 3:16 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

When I was growing up, our green station wagon was the Green Bean. We also had a car that had a door that was a different color and a hood that was a third color. Its name wass Joseph (the Car of Many Colors).

[This message edited by JessicaFL127 at 3:17 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:32 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

I drive a BIG truck
Her name is "big mama"


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Default  Posted: 6:43 AM, July 25th (Thursday)

H and I both have Pontiac G6s.

Mine is Piper. (A g6 is also a plane, so, I went through different planes until I found one that made a good name.)

Aussie's is Hathor, for reasons too long to bother to explain.

We've had a wrangler named Anubis
An explorer sport trac named Dora
A rav4 named Akira
Sally, the mustang
And a Monte Carlo named DaVinci
All the names made sense when we went through the explainations, but just listing them out like this, they look odd.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 AM, July 25th (Thursday)

XH used to have a big, blue Dodge SUV that we called The Tick. At the time, my car - a Sidekick - became Arthur (because Arthur was the Tick's sidekick...)

First VW beetle was orange, so that became The Pumpkin.

My current car is a silver Grand Vitara and I just call it "mi carro" because I'm not nearly as clever anymore, apparently...


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Default  Posted: 9:01 AM, July 25th (Thursday)

My '84 Mustang GT is just the "Mustang".

My F250 work truck is "Beast II".

My Honda CRV is "No Fun" from the license NFN***.

My Toro Zero Turn 44 inch cut lawn mower is "the Z Monster".


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, July 25th (Thursday)

I also call Snowball "You Bitch" if she doesn't run right.

as in "Oh come on, You Bitch, just START!"


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Default  Posted: 7:15 PM, July 26th (Friday)

The 70 is Lil Bird
The 71 is the Big Blue Bird
The 69 is First Bird or The fun one
The 77 Astre is the Parakeet or the Corgi Carrier
The 76 Astre is the "donor"
The truck is simply the Chevy

Yup, we own a few screeming chickens...

edited for ommisions

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two2muchpain
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Default  Posted: 11:51 PM, July 26th (Friday)

I have a blue Honda Civic SE.(Has a little spoiler in the back.) It was my husbands car when he was commuting for a couple of years. Then he got a new car when he put too many miles on it and of course I got his hand me down. But he's a good little car and I love how he zips around easily. I call "him" "Blue Boy". (I know not very creative.)

I also have a 65' Mustang that my husband totally refurbished for me. Stripped it down to the bones. It was originally flat white but I wanted a metallic. He painted it a beautiful metallic white. It doesn't have that pearl sheen,(Didn't want that.), but when the sun hits it, it's beautiful. I call him "My Little Pony".

[This message edited by two2muchpain at 11:53 PM, July 26th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:00 AM, July 27th (Saturday)

A friend calls her red Jeep "Ruby".


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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, July 27th (Saturday)

We had a VW Bug named "Mrs. Mooley" No reason, the name fit.


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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, July 27th (Saturday)

H's 1988 Jeep is KRONK, company vehicle is FINN, Mustang is just 68, and my car, no one likes so it is just the RED CAR, but yes, we name everything in our family, we are weird that way.

My mom has always driven a toyota corolla, they all have the same name and were all the same color, she called it MAHITTABELL, have no idea where that came from lol.

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Default  Posted: 1:52 AM, July 28th (Sunday)

My first car was an old Jeep wrangler. My younger sister took Jeep backwards and since it had two big Mopar covers on the floods she added "mo." Yeah, people just looked at my funny when I introduced Peejmo.


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Rebreather
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Default  Posted: 1:15 AM, July 29th (Monday)

I forgot one.

The army jeep is Margaret.


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