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Misha
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I did. And I know many people do, and they get very creative in this. I’m probably just less creative by nature, so names of my cars mostly resembled their makes without much of a deviation.

My first car, which was 84’ civic, was dubbed “Hon’ka” – something like honny, feminine form. My former wife’s first car did not follow the suit and was called “Maika”, which is Russian female name, friendly version of “Maya” (has nothing to do with Maya civilization, btw) Mr. Green . This was after the month we bought it in – May. Her second car, which eventually became mine after the divorce, was named “Basya”, being one of the possible short names for “Mitsubishi” and, again, Russian female short name, too.

Interestingly enough, I stopped giving names to my cars when I moved to US. Don’t know why, probably because my first car here was Honda, too, and “Hon’ka” was already taken by my first Honda, which I still owned at that time…


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My wife's first car was named Zule after a bad fridge demon in Ghost Busters. I never named a car. Come to think of it.. I've never named an object. My pets however, always get official names that I never use. For instance my 'special needs' cat is named Melville but is only ever refered to as Monkey. The other cat's name is Hydrox and I can't write his nickname Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I know. But for some reason I get attached to my cars. I know some other people love their cars, too. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

HEY NOW

don't you go accusing a guy of not loving his car Razz

and for the record, I do talk to it, make it promises, and pat the dashboard lovingly Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey, don't by shy and give it a name then Very Happy

What's interesting, though - I always call my cars "it", while many English speaking people call their cars "she" - this looks sort of controversial to me, I mean both naming a car and calling she "it", and not naming it and calling it "she" Very Happy People are paradoxical by nature I guess Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

My last three cars have all had names, the Alfa 156 was Millie, the Sportka was/is Lottie, and the Mondeo is Sally.

Like a true parent I get the names mixed up though - I'm always referring to Lottie as Millie.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It has become common in naming their own cars. My car is HUNK and i named it so that it remains a part of my family.
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