: Does your car have a name?



CountryCaddy
12-11-09, 07:11 PM
Since bringing home my first Cadillac (a 99 DeVille L'Elegance) a few weeks ago, I've been calling her Big Bertha. I love that car!! :D

I'm curious if anyone else has named their car? (Please, God, don't let me be the only one...LOL!)

Jesda
12-11-09, 07:21 PM
Been through so many that I stopped naming them. If I had to pick one for the Mustang, it would be Betty White. Old and wrinkled (literally...) but down to earth good fun.

orconn
12-11-09, 07:27 PM
Been through so many that I stopped naming them. If I had to pick one for the Mustang, it would be Betty White. Old and wrinkled (literally...) but down to earth good fun.

I've known Betty White since I was a kid of 8 years ... she would approve!

orconn
12-11-09, 07:37 PM
I've had Roccinante the Jaguar XK150 drophead, Passionael von Climax (Posh for short) the Lamborghini 350 GT, Moby Dick a white 1962 Cadillac convertible, Samantha (Sammy for short) a 1975 Phoenecian (sp?) Ivory Seville, "Oh Crap Not Again" a 1985 Audi 5000S Avant, and Grey Wolf the '95 Seville STS. There were several more but I don't remember their names off the top of my head!

gdwriter
12-11-09, 07:39 PM
Been through so many that I stopped naming them. If I had to pick one for the Mustang, it would be Betty White. Old and wrinkled (literally...) but down to earth good fun.:histeric: As Sandra Bullock said in that Funny or Die video, Betty White is an effin' national treasure.

gdwriter
12-11-09, 07:40 PM
My cars have always had names. See above for the current ones:

CountryCaddy
12-11-09, 07:48 PM
:D

http://img.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/final-pix-betty-white__oPt.jpg

CountryCaddy
12-11-09, 07:50 PM
I've had Roccinante the Jaguar XK150 drophead, Passionael von Climax (Posh for short) the Lamborghini 350 GT, Moby Dick a white 1962 Cadillac convertible, Samantha (Sammy for short) a 1975 Phoenecian (sp?) Ivory Seville, "Oh Crap Not Again" a 1985 Audi 5000S Avant, and Grey Wolf the '95 Seville STS. There were several more but I don't remember their names off the top of my head!

"Oh Crap Not Again" :D

itschrome
12-11-09, 07:51 PM
My cars have always had names. See below for the current ones:

you mean above??

any ways , the Seville is half heatedly named the USS battleship chrome. not so much for the chrome on her but because thats my nick name. I had an 86 dodge aries years back with broken back springs called the rally K since i drove it like a rally car, but mainly because no matter the surface of the road it felt like you were off roading. my 86 wagoneer was the urban terrorist(pre 911) in part due to the urban camo paint job and the counter strike logo on the hood. :D.

Night Wolf
12-11-09, 08:40 PM
Only a few of my vehicles have had names... the first, was my first car, '93 Coupe DeVille. I was never, ever going to sell her, but she was stolen. Her name was Madison, tho she hardly went by it.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/cadillac-deville-1985-2005-including-1985/16859d1137565623-so-coupe-before-pdr_1009.jpg

More recently, of which she often goes by is Noelle, a 1990 BMW 325i Convertible, she's got quite the personality and is now undergoing a long term performance/maintenance update.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e363/InoventionsEast/Florida/101-02-09054.jpg

Then the newest addition is Ashleigh, a 1992 BMW 318i Convertible, shes the daily driver, brought up to date on maintenace but just with stock-equivalent parts. She has her own personality too.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e363/InoventionsEast/BMW92/12-9-09/IMG_0040.jpg

The Jeep is just.... Jeep. Too new to really have the old vehicle personality thing. The others didn't have names.

gary88
12-11-09, 09:00 PM
Seville - The Caddy
335i - The Bimmer

creative huh :alchi:

RightTurn
12-11-09, 09:06 PM
creative huh :alchi:
Kudos.

Rodya234
12-11-09, 10:32 PM
When talking to other people: "The Caddy", "The Deville", or "My Car".

When talking to my family (who all have Cadillacs): "The gray one"

93DevilleUSMC
12-11-09, 10:44 PM
Then the newest addition is Ashleigh, a 1992 BMW 318i Convertible, shes the daily driver, brought up to date on maintenace but just with stock-equivalent parts. She has her own personality too.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e363/InoventionsEast/BMW92/12-9-09/IMG_0040.jpg

The Jeep is just.... Jeep. Too new to really have the old vehicle personality thing. The others didn't have names.

My newest desktop background. :drool:

93DevilleUSMC
12-11-09, 10:46 PM
My Deville is named Cathy, which was randomly chosen by my friend Josh. Josh owned, and still owns, a 2003 Suzuki Aerio Sport named Tsunami.

Night Wolf
12-11-09, 10:55 PM
My newest desktop background. :drool:

SRSLY!? My $1,650 old BMW?

I've got the full size, well I think 1600x1200 pic if you'd like....

gdwriter
12-11-09, 10:58 PM
When I bought my Impala in 1999, I asked the previous owner if she had a name. He said her name was Betty; I liked it and thought it fit, so I kept it. The DeVille I named after my favorite Disney villan, Cruella DeVil from 101 Dalmations. Sabrina is one of my favorite female names, and it's also inspired by the Audrey Hepburn movie. She was beautiful and sophisticated, just as the Seville is.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-11-09, 11:02 PM
The regal is Dominique, named after Dominique Francon from The Fountainhead. The S320 was Bianca, the deVille was Angie and I never named the Roadmaster.

gdwriter
12-11-09, 11:15 PM
^^ I thought the Roadie's name was Ruby?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-11-09, 11:16 PM
Kinda, but I only named it that after I sold it.

sven914
12-12-09, 12:10 AM
I named my Cadillac Barbara, after the Beach Boys' song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3rGMpSc0j4"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3rGMpSc0j4

That song always made me think of the music of the 1950's, and the huge cars people drove back then. With the (Fleetwood) Brougham being America's largest regular production vehicle, the name seemed fitting.

ga_etc
12-12-09, 01:11 AM
Been thinking about calling the ETC Kathy, after Kathy Griffin. Red headed and crazy. My car likes to do whatever it feels like at times lol.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
12-12-09, 02:27 AM
No names for my cars, but I have named many of my friends cars. Henry The Hatchback was my friends 1981 Pontiac Phoenix. Another friend had a 1994 Mercury Topaz that went by the name Mortimer. One of them also used to own a 1988 Volvo 240DL that we called Snood.

97cherry
12-12-09, 06:09 AM
Ah yes,
Well, my first and best caddy, pictured in avatar, was affectionally known as "Cherry Belle Gomez" (gomez was first owners last name, and very fitting forher. (lost her one year ago. :( )

The current Caddy is named "Opal Pearl White"...Goes by Pearl. Or Pearly Girly, as I call her sometimes..:)

So, not only do I name my rides (and other people's rides, i.e. my bosses bmw's I named for him, Gretchen (gone) and his new one is "Heidi"...)....I give my cars first, middle and last names...Very much like a person. I care for my cars that much.....(and I'm not a mother, so it's ok, I'm not neglecting anyone)

Need to take pics of Pearl....still mourning Cherry though...always will :(

CountryCaddy
12-12-09, 09:14 AM
You all are quite creative! Makes my "Big Bertha" sound so dull.

Betty seems to be a popular name. She must really get around... :D

Ranger
12-12-09, 11:21 AM
My '02 Crimson Pearl SLS was Ruby. Just seemed appropriate. My daughter has her now and the name lives on. Never could come up with a name I liked for the White Diamond DHS so she lives unnamed. I probably should call her Liz after Elizabeth Taylor for the "White Diamond" perfume commercial.

bjv
12-12-09, 10:58 PM
I've never named my cars, I just call them "silver car" or whatever.

When my CTS-V starts up it says "Monica" on the display. We can't decide if that is the previous owner's name or the name the previous owner gave to the car. I haven't gotten around to changing it yet, but I think it would make an interesting name for the car.

93DevilleUSMC
12-13-09, 08:38 AM
SRSLY!? My $1,650 old BMW?

I've got the full size, well I think 1600x1200 pic if you'd like....

Sure, I'd love it.

I mainly like the background and the way you set the photo up. The photo works so well not as much because of what you showed of the car, but what you didn't show: the wheels, for example, are almost blacked out by the low light, but the hood and trunk are lit up, which gives a good view of the car's profile.:thumbsup:

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
12-13-09, 01:37 PM
My BMW was nicknamed The POS German Thing as it was constantly breaking down.

The VW Golf didn't have a name and neither did the Ford Puma.

My Ford Focus was nicknamed Sue-y bya friend of mine as the letters portion of the licence plate spelt SUEY.

I don't really refer to the IROC by a name...

The STS was nicknamed the USS Nimitz by my mechanic as it was grey (well silver) and the size of a battleship...

The Jeep doesn't have a name yet...

orconn
12-13-09, 04:04 PM
My BMW was nicknamed The POS German Thing as it was constantly breaking down.

The VW Golf didn't have a name and neither did the Ford Puma.

My Ford Focus was nicknamed Sue-y bya friend of mine as the letters portion of the licence plate spelt SUEY.

I don't really refer to the IROC by a name...

The STS was nicknamed the USS Nimitz by my mechanic as it was grey (well silver) and the size of a battleship...

The Jeep doesn't have a name yet...

How about "Hedgehog" for the new Jeep?

greencadillacmatt
12-14-09, 02:32 AM
I named my '84 DeVille Frank (as in Frankenstein) because of the impending engine swap this spring, and I named the '90 Brougham Jeeves, because it seems like a very stately car. My '97 Cavalier is just called the 'Lier (like the Leer Jet). 173,000+ miles and counting!

billc83
12-14-09, 09:21 AM
I named my '85 Eldorado "Jaime" but I have no idea why. The '93 Thunderbird was referred to as the "Teal-Mobile" for its color.

Now, my cars just get called "The Mazda" ('04 Mazda3), "The Cadillac" ('99 Deville Concours), and "The Allante" ('88 Allante) to avoid any confusion to which Cadillac it is.

Submariner409
12-14-09, 05:39 PM
No, not really.......but after one or two of my rural country road runs to 130 and a few twisties I take the time to pull off in a field road, get out and unwind before driving back home. Then the STS gets a pat on the butt and a "Good Car !".

Just like Karen What's-her-face (a 10+) in the red CTS ad of last year, when I turn my car on, it returns the favor.

gdwriter
12-14-09, 05:43 PM
No, not really.......but after one or two of my rural country road runs to 130 and a few twisties I take the time to pull off in a field road, get out and unwind before driving back home. Then the STS gets a pat on the butt and a "Good Car !":histeric:

So I'm not the only one who does that! I usually just pat the steering wheel, though.

slk230mb
12-15-09, 09:00 AM
My Deville never had a name, but the Escalade is Sasha. (Scrubs fans out there will get the reference)

CountryCaddy
12-16-09, 09:14 AM
I think I'll change Big Bertha's name to Miss Daisy.

I'll be the little old lady you blaze past (and curse at) on those rural country roads. :D

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
12-16-09, 09:31 AM
I'll be the little old lady you blaze past (and curse at) on those rural country roads. :D

^ The really sad part is if you tried your Cadillac could leave both of my cars in the dust.

Yeqon
12-16-09, 10:10 AM
Lillith... as in the first wife of Adam and first demon depending on your religious affiliation. It works well with the plan for the PESTLNT license plate. As well as my screen name for almost everything. 'Yeqon' was one of the five first fallen angels and was one who helped to teach writing, science, medicine, and warfare. Also brought brought disease and death. So with a background in Chem/Bio weapons defense I just love that screenname!... I also attended Seminary for two years so it really fits. :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-16-09, 06:31 PM
The Astro I use for work has two names. The bangbus (naturally) and The Wolverine, as in "when you put me on the Wolverine up to Annandale", from Steely Dan's "My Old School".

ryannel2003
12-16-09, 06:43 PM
Never named my car. I'd probably call it Sterling (the name of the paint color) just because it's a name you don't really hear. You either see me patting the dashboard because it's been a good car and provided me with fun, or knocking on the Zebrano wood praying something doesn't break.

93DevilleUSMC
12-16-09, 08:04 PM
You know, for a while there, my `93 spent so much time in the shop that I just started to call it f%ck, d*mnit, and sonofablankingblankingbleep.

ryannel2003
12-16-09, 09:00 PM
I've lovingly referred to my Seville on several occasions as a "stupid piece of shit" or "you piece of junk". All in love, of course.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
12-16-09, 11:33 PM
:yeah: The Lincoln is often referred to "My piece of sh!t car" as well.

1964CoupeDeville
12-16-09, 11:51 PM
I think I'll call my Caddy Auto and Trunk Bumpers, because it's been there so long.

gdwriter
12-17-09, 12:17 AM
My '74 Celica started having what I called a nervous breakdown in the summer of 1986 as it approached 100,000 miles. It seemed like every week or so, something else would break. I started referring to it as StupidlittleJapcar. I kept it going for another 2 1/2 years and 30,000 miles though.

EcSTSatic
12-17-09, 11:00 AM
My wife and her sister have always been in the habit of naming their cars



white dodge shadow - sis-in-law called it Penelope. I called it the golf ball after the softball size hailstorm did it's bodywork
Mercedes Benz 240D (diesel) - wife called it Sadie (cedes). More like sado-masochism with that stinking 4 cyl diesel!
Mercedes Benz 450SEL - she said it was a brawny boy car, hence "Ben"
'88 Thunderbird TurboCoupe - ThunderChicken
'93 Aerostar - VanGo
'95 Escort wagon - EscorGo (escargot, snail, slow, get the picture)
'99 STS - I don't know what she calls it. It's just the Seville or STS to me

CountryCaddy
12-18-09, 06:44 PM
My wife and her sister have always been in the habit of naming their cars



white dodge shadow - sis-in-law called it Penelope. I called it the golf ball after the softball size hailstorm did it's bodywork
Mercedes Benz 240D (diesel) - wife called it Sadie (cedes). More like sado-masochism with that stinking 4 cyl diesel!
Mercedes Benz 450SEL - she said it was a brawny boy car, hence "Ben"
'88 Thunderbird TurboCoupe - ThunderChicken
'93 Aerostar - VanGo
'95 Escort wagon - EscorGo (escargot, snail, slow, get the picture)
'99 STS - I don't know what she calls it. It's just the Seville or STS to me


:D

Very clever! Love the VanGo and EscorGo!

Destroyer
12-18-09, 09:49 PM
I never named a car. Well I don't know if this counts: my van is "the van", my RAM truck is "the truck" and my '67 Cutlass vert is "the Olds". I go through cars quite frequently and I'd feel terrible getting rid of something I named. :rolleyes:

Night Wolf
12-18-09, 10:04 PM
My wife and her sister have always been in the habit of naming their cars



white dodge shadow - sis-in-law called it Penelope. I called it the golf ball after the softball size hailstorm did it's bodywork
Mercedes Benz 240D (diesel) - wife called it Sadie (cedes). More like sado-masochism with that stinking 4 cyl diesel!
Mercedes Benz 450SEL - she said it was a brawny boy car, hence "Ben"
'88 Thunderbird TurboCoupe - ThunderChicken
'93 Aerostar - VanGo
'95 Escort wagon - EscorGo (escargot, snail, slow, get the picture)
'99 STS - I don't know what she calls it. It's just the Seville or STS to me


A friend has an '81 300D, I5 non-turbo diesel. That thing is pretty darn slow - as in I thought he was just casually slowly accelerating everytime we took off from a light, but it was wide open. I can't imagine what the 240D was like! Solid cars tho, thats for sure.