Do You Name Your Car?

I can distinctly remember my first car. My mum and dad bought it from a friend. It was a Datsun 180b estate – rather large for a first car but I still loved it. It looked a bit battered and bruised but this gave it character and I used to drive it to HMV in Guildford where I worked. I would also give my brothers and sisters lifts and, it was my sister, Harriette, and I that started to call her Greased Lightning! She was also named Bertha after Henry’s car in the programme ‘Neighbours’.

My next couple of cars didn’t really have a name. They didn’t have enough character really. But then, I became a driving instructor.

When I branched out on my own, the name of my driving school was ‘Made Easy Driving Tuition’ and my first car was beautiful. It was a Mini One Diesel in a lovely shade of blue. To do this day, it remains the best car I ever had and I was so sad when I had to sell it.

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It was one of my students who said that I should give her a name so, over the course of the following week, I asked all the people I was teaching at the time for their suggestions. A week later, and the original student came up with the best name. MeMe (pronounced Mimi). Not only did it sound a bit like mini, but it was also the initials of my driving school name.

When I went back to teaching, I purchased a red mini. Not quite the same as the blue one and it was certainly not as reliable. She was the last car I gave a name to though and that was Ruby.

Co-op have now launched The ‘Name Your Ride’ tool to enable you to create a ‘name’ for your car, by answering some simple questions associated with your vehicle and who you are. After answering a short selection of question’s, a personalised registration plate with the ideal name for your car is presented – and I had a bit of fun using it!

I decided to enter the details for my blue mini and see what it would come up with, and this is what I got! 

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I think it is perfect! Do you name your car? If so, what is it?

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Co-Op Insurance

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5 Comments

  1. October 17, 2015 / 10:15 am

    Victoria, there must be something in the air this week! I’ve just written a post about learning to drive on my blog, and I was about to hit ‘publish’, I received an email notifying me of your blog post here.

    I have never named any of my five cars, but I can tell you that my fourth car – a SEAT Leon Cupra Mark 1, was my favourite ever car. I mourn the loss of that car (I had to give it up for something more ‘sensible’ when my family went from three to four).

    Your link has named that wonderful machine of mine ‘Jonah’. It has named my current car is ‘Colin’. Brilliant! xx
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