I'm going to need a name for my new car

  • Timbales

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    Jan 16, 2008 4:19 AM GMT
    My first car was a white Mercury LN7. His name was Pokey. That was an unfortunate name to choose.

    My second was a dark gray Plymouth Horizon. His name was Peppy - see, I learned.

    My third was a black VW Jetta. I named him Dieter.

    My 4th was a tan Toyota Corolla. It was a poor choice for me, I bought it fast because I had totaled Dieter. I named him Yoshi. I traded him in about 7 months later for....

    My 5th car, a charcoal gray Toyota Matrix and named him Crighton, after Ben Browder's character on Farscape.

    I am trading my 05 Matrix for an 08 - same features and build - but he's silver. I got great deal and lowered my monthly payment, so it was win-win. He just needs a name, now.
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    Jan 16, 2008 4:52 AM GMT
    I'm not the only one! I have an 1990 Old's 98 - her name is Rosie (mostly because when I bought her there was and still is a plaque that reads, "Rosiemobile").

    Maybe Orson, or Lynch - famous morticians (the matrix kind of reminds me of a hearse)

    Lurch, Gomez, or Morticia would all be appropriate too...
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    Jan 16, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    Gary
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    Jan 16, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    Bender

    from fut-o-rama

  • geebus

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    Jan 16, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    Speaking of which, I'd refrain from calling him "Fry", I call my Toyota Yaris "Angel"...same name as my cat ^_^
  • Artesin

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    Jan 16, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    How about.... car. Just state the blatant obvious : P
  • geebus

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    Jan 16, 2008 5:15 AM GMT
    killjoy! lol jks jksicon_razz.gif
  • Artesin

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    Jan 16, 2008 5:28 AM GMT
    What can I say? I'm to cynical for my own good... I blame pop culture !!!

    But if the car was a run down cadilac that reeked of exhaust smoke then killjoy would fit that >.< .

    Seriously though, what is the point of naming a big hunk of metal, plastic and fabric ?
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    Jan 16, 2008 5:31 AM GMT
    Death Dodge.. a car named Christine wants to have a word with you...
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  • Artesin

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    Jan 16, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    SOrry I'm dense that term means nothing to me lol.

    However I will speak to mustang sally.
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    Jan 16, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    Since you've had good luck with that model and you like Ben, how about Cameron or Mitchell? That's his new character on Stargate SG-1. The other obvious choices are NEO or Orpheus, since it is a matrix.icon_idea.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jan 16, 2008 11:48 AM GMT
    Most of my cars only had a name when they didn't run

    ...... "F**kin' piece of Sh*t"!!!!
  • MikeHunt

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    Jan 16, 2008 12:20 PM GMT
    I have a good friend who refers to his car as a male, and I find it interesting that
    you refer to your car as male also. I thought my friend was the only one, but now I
    see that there are others as well. That's cool.

    Maybe its straight culture, but it seems historically automobiles have always been described in feminine terms. I've also noticed in other languages the words used for automobile often have feminine spellings.

    Anyway I was gonna suggest what Fitguy mentioned. NEO or ORPHEUS.
  • Warren

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    Jan 16, 2008 12:24 PM GMT
    my 1989 Mit Galant was called Willis. I don't know why, my lesbian friends named him...

    I would go with Cameron or Mitchell too, but I also love SG-1...

    you could also be all geeky and name it after the guy who coined the term "matrix" According to Wiki:

    "The term "matrix" was coined in 1848 by J. J. Sylvester."

    Sylvester maybe?
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    Jan 16, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    I 2nd "Sylvester" - an excellent choice.

    My first was a 1930 Ford "A" Tudor - "Lord Alfred"

    along the way a 1951 Cadillac - "Victoria"


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    Jan 16, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    Naming the Edsel (from the Wikipedia):

    In 1955, [modernist poet Marianne] Moore was informally invited by Ford's David Wallace, Manager of Marketing Research for Ford's proposed "E" car project and co-worker Bob Young for input and suggestions. Wallace's rationale was "who better to understand the nature of words than a poet."

    Moore, a loyal Ford owner, submitted numerous lists which included: "Silver Sword," "Thundercrest" (and "Thundercrester"), "Resilient Bullit," "Intelligent Whale," "Pastelogram," "Andante con Moto" "Varsity Stroke," and "Mongoose Civique." (One name she suggested, "Chaparral", later coincidentally was used for a racing car.) Against the strong objection of her brother, Moore also submitted the name TURCOTINGA, which was a play on the Cotinga (a South American finch) and the color turquoise; however, she noted in her letter to Wallace that it was simply a suggestion; that if he wanted to go in the direction of nature she had several volumes of works that she could review. In a letter dated December 8th 1955, Moore wrote the following:

    Mr Young,
    May I submit UTOPIAN TURTLETOP? Do not trouble to answer unless you like it. Marianne Moore

    All these outside ideas were rejected, although Miss Moore received two dozen roses and a thank you note affectionately addressed to the Top Turtletop, which Moore found amusing. In her reply to Young she regretted that she could not have been more help, and noted that she was looking forward to trying out the vehicle when it was introduced. While Moore's contributions were meant to stir creative thought, and were not officially authorized or contractual in nature, history has greatly exaggerated her relationship to the project. The car was finally christened "the Edsel."
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    Jan 16, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    I've had my Alero since 2002 and haven't named it yet. As of July 07 I actually own it out right. I think I'm scared to get close because my cars seem to go bad when I get comfortable with them. icon_cry.gif

    Timberoo- what about The Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
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    Jan 16, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    If it's a Matrix then call it Keanu. icon_lol.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 17, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    fitguymike saidSince you've had good luck with that model and you like Ben, how about Cameron or Mitchell? That's his new character on Stargate SG-1. The other obvious choices are NEO or Orpheus, since it is a matrix.icon_idea.gif


    I was thinking Cam or Mitch.

    Or maybe Mr. Anderson.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 17, 2008 12:48 AM GMT
    __________ saidI have a good friend who refers to his car as a male, and I find it interesting that
    you refer to your car as male also. I thought my friend was the only one, but now I
    see that there are others as well. That's cool.

    Maybe its straight culture, but it seems historically automobiles have always been described in feminine terms. I've also noticed in other languages the words used for automobile often have feminine spellings.

    Anyway I was gonna suggest what Fitguy mentioned. NEO or ORPHEUS.


    My reasoning is slightly misogynistic, but I do mean it in a joking manner. I want my car to reasonable and straightforward, so it's always a guy and not a woman. ;)
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    Jan 17, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    My friend had a car that seemed to have a mind of its own. We named her Christine.icon_twisted.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 17, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    spryte21 saidI've had my Alero since 2002 and haven't named it yet. As of July 07 I actually own it out right. I think I'm scared to get close because my cars seem to go bad when I get comfortable with them. icon_cry.gif

    Timberoo- what about The Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)


    That's worth considering as well. I'll need to drive him for awhile and see what he wants to be called.

    I'm weird, I know.
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    Jan 17, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    Timberoo said

    My 5th car, a charcoal gray Toyota Matrix and named him Crighton, after Ben Browder's character on Farscape.

    I am trading my 05 Matrix for an 08 - same features and build - but he's silver. I got great deal and lowered my monthly payment, so it was win-win. He just needs a name, now.


    Another Farscape-inspired Matrix? How about Scorpy? icon_razz.gif

    My first car was a silver 1991 Isuzu Trooper. I called it The Brave Little Toaster. It was slow, it was boxy and appliance-like, but it just kept going.

    Second one is a willow-green (official color, I swear) 1996 Mercury Mystique. I call it GayFace, because a friend burst out laughing once and said "Mercury Mystique" was the gayest sounding car name ever.
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    Jan 17, 2008 1:17 AM GMT
    zdrew78 wrote:

    a friend burst out laughing once and said "Mercury Mystique" was the gayest sounding car name ever.

    I think "Pastelogram" and (ahem) "Varsity Stroke" beats that (see above, naming the Edsel), but Mercury Mystique is pretty close.

    And then there's the "Probe".
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    Jan 17, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    My car is also a male because with the turbo charger, he definitely has balls.
    He's a Jetta and initially I named him Simon, then when I replaced the engine I rechristened him Josh, then when I replaced the turbo charger (again) I re-rechristened him Fawkes--because he keeps rising from the ashes.

    There are some that would say get a new car, but the car was fine until I took it to a particular dealership in Omaha. They turned it into a lemon. I now take it to the other dealership whose Performance has been great. Now it's just routine oil changes. 170,000 miles and going strong icon_smile.gif