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National Name Your Car Day – October 2nd

Today is National Name Your Car Day.  I was unable to locate a history of any kind for this day, but doesn’t it sound like fun?

According to a Nationwide poll of more than 1,000 car owners, 25% of respondents named their cars.  Of them, 18- to 34-year-olds were most likely to name their cars (36%) and women were more likely than men to don their vehicles with names.

I, personally, have a history of naming my cars.  My very first car was named “Velvet”.  She was named thus because Velvet was a favorite character of mine in some books I had read written by David Eddings.  Velvet was also the name of my Dungeons & Dragons character.

I had another car that I had named “Alice” during my “Twilight” phase of life.  And my current mode of transportation is named “Michael” after a very dear friend of mine.

Here are some of our thoughts in selecting an appropriate name for your car (as borrowed from holidayinsights.com):

  • Don’t select wimpy names. That might give your car a personality complex and it will perform accordingly.
  • Do give a strong, aggressive name to sports cars and cars with powerful engines.
  • Sleek, sexy feline-like cars savor names that begin with “lady”.
  • Old junkers are proud just to be around. You can call them just about anything. Try “Tramp”, or “Old Yeller”, “Old Blue”.
  • Pick names to reflect your personality.
  • Pick-up trucks must have country names.
  • Don’t give common names (like Joe, Mike or Sue) to luxury cars. They beam over names like Reginald, Archibald, and Crystal.

Some famous car names:

  • Bumblebee from Transformers
  • Herbie from The Love Bug
  • KIT from Knight Rider
  • Lightning McQueen from Cars

Does your car have a name?  If so, what is it?  Please leave your comments below and have a wonderful National Name Your Car Day!

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Picture is of my “daughter” Semira with Herbie the Love Bug at the O’Hare Oasis in Illinois.

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