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    • Former MSE Rebecca
    • By Former MSE Rebecca 2nd Apr 15, 11:46 AM
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    Do you have a nickname for your car?
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    • 2nd Apr 15, 11:46 AM
    Do you have a nickname for your car? 2nd Apr 15 at 11:46 AM
    More than a third of us have a nickname for our motor with Bessie, Monty and Sybil in the top 10, according to Sainsbury's. Do you have a nickname for your car? If so let us know (and post a pic).
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    • patman99
    • By patman99 15th Jan 16, 11:58 PM
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    My Berlingo is Vancarthing. It was given this name by my 24 year old niece a year or so back.
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    • thefrugalite
    • By thefrugalite 17th Jan 16, 6:11 PM
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    My family have always named our cars, sometimes the name has some link to the car like Nelly for our old NL plate fiesta. Our current car, a VW Polo, is called Hans. First name that came to mind when we saw him.
    • building with lego
    • By building with lego 30th Jan 16, 6:05 PM
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    I bought a Fiesta a couple of months ago, my very first car
    I put a little thought into naming it, and when a friend suggested Bette or Gerald (Ford) I realised that I had to name it 'Prefect', as in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy character. Google then revealed that Ford Prefect (the character) was based on the Ford Prefect car (which I had never heard of until then, being so young...), so I have myself a car named after a fictional character named after a car.

    What other 'things' (that ordinarily should would not have names attached) do people give name to ?
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    I name my coats. When one is wearing a turquoise seventies faux-sheepskin coat one tends to attract compliments. A coat like that needs a name, and mine is called Brian, the Sheep Coat. (My other coats also have names but Brian was the vanguard there.
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    • Trina90
    • By Trina90 4th Feb 16, 6:22 PM
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    Plate has letters VRN so it's Veronica/Ronnie the red Clio
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 5th Mar 16, 12:02 AM
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    Not the car but my grandsons call my sat-nav lady Martha for some unknown reason
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    • mum2one
    • By mum2one 5th Mar 16, 2:12 AM
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    This car gets called beautfil...

    SOme of my previous cars have had names..

    1st car - vauxhall chevette - The pig
    a few cars later - ford escort - dlep (from the number plate)
    another ford - roly - the number plate rol...y - when my dad had the car the name stuck. xx
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    • maman
    • By maman 6th Mar 16, 11:46 PM
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    Don't have a name for the car but DH made a great speech at DGD's christening. It was along the lines that he was very happy that parents hadn't followed the Beckham's lead otherwise DGD might have been called Cleo!!
    • alfielibby
    • By alfielibby 5th Jul 16, 3:33 PM
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    Cars have to have names ....
    I have had:
    Eddie the Escort
    Reggie the (red) Escort
    Speedy the Seat Ibiza
    Parsley the Peugeot
    Bambi the Fiat Seicento (it was a dear little thing)
    Rosemary the Rover 45
    George the Rover 25 (husband had Mildred the Rover 75 (sad, I know!))
    I now have Ivan the Terracan (Hyundai)
    I also have an Aprilia Pegaso named Alfie, and all the satnav's are Flo, after the bossy little girl called Florence in the Magic Roundabout :-)
    • bushbaby1103
    • By bushbaby1103 11th Jul 16, 11:35 PM
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    Her name is Suzy Petal
    She's a Hyundai I 20
    I hate this car it's really rickety makes lots of weird squeaky noises when I use the break or drive over a speed bump. She's too low and I have fold myself up like a praying mantis to get in behind the wheel.
    But I love her too she's the first car I haven driven since my brain injury I went to a specialist assessment centre and this model was he one I was tested in. Lots of happy memories trundling about town and not being housebound by my mobility problems. I love and hate her in equal measure
    Prior to this car I had two quashqais the firs was black, so she was called black Betty after the song
    The second one was white called snowflake pearl
    Last edited by bushbaby1103; 11-07-2016 at 11:39 PM.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 12th Jul 16, 9:16 AM
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    First car was a Peugeot 106 called Jacques. Was living/working in Paris so he needed a French name. He was right hand drive, Parisian number plated, a GB sticker on't back with a Play-up-Pompey scarf in the rear window.

    Second car was a Hyundai Galloper [4x4]. He was called Lawrence [of Arabia]. Was living/working in Riyadh.

    Then on to Cyprus. Our Toyota Hilux [4x4] was called Jed, because we'd turned into Hillbillies.

    Back to UK, and I only needed a run-around. What better than a red Ford Ka called Bobby.

    My nickname at school was Dagwood, after a comic character.

    When I was in the RN I was called different names. Scribes, Hookie, PO, or Chief.

    In the Foreign Office it was all boring and everyone just got called by their first name.

    My wife calls me "...Hoy You", and I jump to attention.
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 17th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    My picanto is called Norman GU**NRN
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    • Lucifer99
    • By Lucifer99 19th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
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    No but my Sat Nav is Vera. (When I first got her I was selling aloe Vera products and when the others in the car demanded she have a name I based it on saying aloe [hello] Vera).
    • adom_thomas
    • By adom_thomas 26th Nov 16, 6:04 AM
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    I've red skoda! Nick name is "Angel"!
    • barbiedoll
    • By barbiedoll 20th Jan 17, 12:53 AM
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    When I bought my very first car (at the grand age of, not the car), it was a seen-better-days Vauxhall Corsa.

    After taking it for a spin, my husband named it "Number Two"

    I asked him if he called it that because we were now a two-car household.

    He told me, no, it's because the car is a pile of !!!!!
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    • HoneyOnThePavement
    • By HoneyOnThePavement 4th May 17, 4:01 PM
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    My car's nickname is Karl. So was the name of my boyfriend's motorbike. He wasn't my boyfriend at that time, but we started dating. An got married later)
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 9th Jun 17, 8:40 PM
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    When I bought my very first car (at the grand age of, not the car), it was a seen-better-days Vauxhall Corsa.

    After taking it for a spin, my husband named it "Number Two"

    I asked him if he called it that because we were now a two-car household.

    He told me, no, it's because the car is a pile of !!!!!
    Originally posted by barbiedoll
    Nothing wrong with a Corsa - my mum's got one now, it's a nice blue 1.2l Twinport. It's small, but I think it's nice.
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 11th Jun 17, 9:51 AM
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    all of my husband's cars have been called Bessie - no idea why neither does he
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 31st Jul 17, 8:10 AM
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    None of our cars has had enough character to warrant a name, but our vans have been christened.

    The bright yellow Transit we bought as a damage repair after a major collison with a lamp post, obviously had form. We, being totally naive, didn't realise it had the famous 'banana' engine (what else in a yellow van?) tuned as highly as they could be from the factory, but no optional power steering, brakes or ABS.

    We soon realised why the lampost incident had happened and learned how to drive all over again.

    We never did solve the mystery of why DVLA had 'Buttercup' down as bright red, when she'd clearly come from the works as yellow.

    Bluebell replaced Buttercup, as we naively thought an ex-gas board Mercedes Sprinter would have a bit of attitude. I suppose when she was kitted out with all the gear, like sink and first aid station, power inverter, searchlights etc she did have intersting features, but all that was stripped-out. What remained was just brutal, teutonic efficiency.....and a very soppy, inappropriate name,

    I suppose we might have re-named her Merc(k)el, but it was too late. She does a lot more than Buttercup and she does it well, but she isn't as comfy and we don't love her.

    We love her high view over the Devon hedges though!
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    • Huskydays
    • By Huskydays 1st Aug 17, 12:28 PM
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    My third car was called Skippy, on account that it kept falling out of fifth gear into neutral and it was always full of rubbish.
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 1st Aug 17, 3:43 PM
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    My first car, an Orion, was called Boris. Had no say in naming it, my brother, 2 friends and I all passed our tests within months, brother first, his car was called Doris as for some reason builders we had at work at the time decided my name was Doris. So then along came Boris, Maurice & Horace!

    Had a Focus called Nuts, Reg KPN

    Had an Astra called The Vat Man, as my aunt could never see the correct reg as AVT,

    Currently have a Focus called Winnie, again based around reg number.

    We can be very imaginative with reg numbers & letters!
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