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Does your car have a name?

It has become part of the discussion in another thread but, as someone else suggested, it deserves its own thread. I'll start it off. I've called myself Wheee! on here and that's also what I call my car because it is the happy noise I make every time I drive it. My husband has just pointed out that I've named the car after myself and that's some serious ego. This is why he didn't win the husband of the year award!
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Interested as my car is about to arrive soon and I will need to give it a name.

How do you guys decide on a name and if your car is a boy or a girl?
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Our Cooper is a boy.

We think it looks mean, low and purposeful whereas earlier Mini's seemed to be a bit more chic and almost cute in comparison.

She who must be obeyed has christened our car "Quinn", as in "the Mighty Quinn" because she used to be a fan of Manfred Mann, and Quinn the Min sounds OK.

And it is a mighty car.
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No bloke in his right mind would give his car a girly name or a boys name for that matter. In fact a car is an 'it' and not a flippin' she or her I mean its not exactly an ocean going liner is it? However my wife calls her car cherry as its red, which is fair enough as nearly all girls like to give their cars names, but blokes giving names to their MINIs you cant be serious can ya??!!

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I might call my car "mini", but when I'm using the sat nav I do everything mistress tells me
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Still 3 weeks to go, but I'm already referring to my Mini as "The BRG"
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I can't remember owning a car that didn't have a definite character of its own, good or bad.

Perhaps being a Scottish engineer, we tend to have empathy with machines that others can not understand but I certainly would expect my car to behave badly if I just said I was going out in "the car" or "it", that would be asking for trouble!

My wife has even named our vacuum cleaner but it has never displayed any behaviour traits, good or bad. Just noisy.
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No bloke in his right mind would give his car a girly name or a boys name for that matter. In fact a car is an 'it' and not a flippin' she or her I mean its not exactly an ocean going liner is it? However my wife calls her car cherry as its red, which is fair enough as nearly all girls like to give their cars names, but blokes giving names to their MINIs you cant be serious can ya??!!
How gay! I'm not so insecure in my masculinity that I can't give my car a name, though admittedly I've never done it before. But then I've never had a Mini before either.

Who says "its" can't have names? Ever talked to Siri? I'm thinking of naming mine "Hal" after the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. It seems to have its own artificial intelligence. Now if only it talked like the car in Knight Rider or the robot R2D2 in Star Wars. Would it be male, female or neuter?

When I picked up my car, they said to let them know when I named it so they could put it my Adoption Certificate! BTW, the finance woman at the dealership named her black MINI "Brutus."
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