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What's the name of your car?

Just curious, have you named your car? What is it, and why?

Originally I named mine Ninja for stealth, speed, and black. It went cold as it's not personable.
Then I named her Stela, same letters as Tesla, and famously linked with the word DESIRE
When I got the car, the size and power simply do not match the name Stela.
This morning, I like the name Nelson - Nelson Mandela is in SA as EM was from, he's black :-) and he changed the world; Nelson Piqué was an F1 driver, and he's fast.
Hope this one sticks.

How about you?

I've never named my other cars but I do call my MS My Sweet Ride.

My family started calling it the "Batmobile" for obvious reasons.

I think this story is probably back on page 243 of these forums, but I'll repeat it for this most appropriate thread, thanks Cindy.

My wife convinced me that cars are female, like seagoing vessels. The she convinced me that they need names. She left the rest up to me.

This was basically a third of the cost of our home, so I took it somewhat seriously.

It's Telsa, Nikola Tesla. What is the female version of his name? Americanized? Hmm...a cool TV show that I watched had a bad-ass female agent, Nikita. There we go!

Unfortunately, after applying a couple times for common forms N1k1ta, NYk1ta, I got rejected by the CA DMV.

Back to the wife for help and she is NKYTA.

We are all hoping not to meet up with @jbunn, don't want to witness the ensuing cat-fight. ;-)

@Mireille & Conan
Yes. I'm here. Very clever. But Ruth was the smallest dragon - shouldn't that be name for a Roadster? Well, maybe once the X's come out, you'll be set.
I wouldn't be surprised if an owner of a black MS name theirs Killa. :-)

@NKYTA +1, but we don't have a Roadster :(
She is smaller than the minivan she replaced (height-wise at least)

I am a little surprised there aren't more dragon names. Maybe they just haven't posted yet.

Hengist Branfell Tesla. Translates to "Brown-mane Stallion". Clearly has not been neutered.

Mine will be The White Shadow, 'cause she's so quiet. It's a shameless knockoff on the TV show of two or three decades ago. Alas, she won't be born til October. But, why do we name our Teslas? I have never named a car in the past...

White Lighting

My kids say "daddy do the rocket ride" 4 3 2 1 blastoff!

'Wohpe' Because I have solar panels and the superchargers will someday be offset by solar energy I went looking for a good sun name. I thought it should be native american since my Tesla was born in America. In Lakota mythology, one of the most supreme deities is the Solar God Wi. Wi and the Moon had a daughter named Wohpe. Wohpe means meteor (think "fast") and is the goddess of Peace.

Nikola, like my license plate says.

And, of course, underneath that is 'Tesla' in the plate holder.

Tess and she is beautiful.

It's the wifes car (70 miles back and forth to work every day). She has officially names her back beauty "TESS". # P17424

She has had a nice car all her life (BMW, Porsche,Land Rover) yet, she has never had this kind of reaction/relationship to a car. The woman adores this vehicle.

My bride may love it more than me ;)

I am not allowed to name the car. My wife, daughters and sons (6 against 1) all think it too weird. So just to irritate them I sometimes call it (her) Tessie. Then when I really want to irritate them I refer to it as my "Totally Electric Sleek Luxurious Automobile".
+1 for Joules - very clever

We've not even confirmed the car, but it'll be all black and named "Night fury" as per How to raise a dragon :)

I usually don't post on whimsical threads, but this one has a disarming charm to it.

I've never named a vehicle before, but I must confess to an unprecedented emotional attachment to this car ... precisely because it is so charged with hope.

We have twins, so I guess we'll have come up with two names.

White S85 --- "white lightning"

@ Mark K

How about This One and That One

My wife named mine. "The Hovercraft".

I just got my personalized plates in the mail last week:
it means electricity or lightening in Hindi

Just saw a video from the TMC site, in which the guy called his red MS - Ginger Teslarosa! LOL

Are cars always female?



Hey, its your car so you can call it whatever you want :), but I do buy into the cars-as-ships female thing. All my cars have had girl names. Most nav and audio control prompt use female voices, so that reinforces it. :)


Amped - my wife's Range Rover is "Grover". Yes, I know... Grover the Rover (he's also blue)

Ours is known as "The Telsa". When we get an X, we will probably call them "The S" and "The X".

I thought for sure there would b a few Carmen's .

Cleopatra Schwartz (from the Kentucky Fried Movie).
Sexy as a Nubian goddess but sensible like my Jewish accountant.

Our P85 is "Lunokhod".

Hate to be boring, but as soon as we got her, it was obvious: she is Tessie.
(And my teenage daughter refers to my key as "Baby Tessie")

Tessie as well. Wife's Leaf is Electra.

Call ours Frankenstein - plate says FRNKNSTN. Get a lot of favorable responses to the plate.

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