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(The Sun)   "Six percent of drivers admitted they put more thought into naming a car over a baby's name" (possible nsfw content on page)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2022-11-29 9:00:42 AM  
I know we put a lot of thought into it.  We also decided to breastfeed our Buick LeSabre, Buicky.
 
2022-11-29 9:08:30 AM  
6%

Someone got a paycheck for writing an article about 6% of car buyers.

That's impressive.
 
2022-11-29 9:10:46 AM  
Smurfie (bright Toyota blue)
Althea
Bertha
 
2022-11-29 9:53:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: 6%

Someone got a paycheck for writing an article about 6% of car buyers.

That's impressive.


That's nothing.  I once got paid for writing about lesbian hyena furries.

6% of car buyers is a much bigger number.
 
2022-11-29 9:57:24 AM  
I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.
 
2022-11-29 9:57:26 AM  
I have never considered naming any of my vehicles. I have friends that do that, but I don't get it.
 
2022-11-29 10:00:19 AM  

Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.


That's a dick joke, right?
 
2022-11-29 10:24:27 AM  
Cary McCarface took me hours to come up with and little Kiddie McKidface said she is moving out as soon as she is 18 and hopes I die in a car accident.
 
2022-11-29 10:27:56 AM  

Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.


EasilyDistracted: I have never considered naming any of my vehicles. I have friends that do that, but I don't get it.


Same here.  I've also never had occasion to name a child (except in fiction writing).
 
2022-11-29 10:32:45 AM  
'The car' is a name, right?

/Actually we have two cars.
//They are 'the wagon' and 'the TT'.
///There must be 3.
 
2022-11-29 10:36:14 AM  
My first car was a Dodge Spirit and by the end I would refer to it as the Ghost of a Chance every now and then. But it didn't have a daily name or anything.
 
2022-11-29 10:38:20 AM  
I have never given a car a name.  Currently we have "the truck", which is a truck, and "the car" which is actually an SUV, but what's the difference nowadays?
 
2022-11-29 10:43:23 AM  

Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.


I tried it once. I named my Saturn Sadie.

It was immediately cringe and I've stopped trying since.

It was especially great because it was the high value low budget car of choice for the era. So I'd pull into my college's commuter parking lot and join the whole row of nearly identical blue 1992 Saturns.
 
2022-11-29 10:43:26 AM  

NewportBarGuy: 6%

Someone got a paycheck for writing an article about 6% of car buyers.

That's impressive.


It's the Sun so it's not like it counts as a real news article.
 
2022-11-29 10:58:11 AM  
I've named all of my cars after rock songs:  Brown Sugar, Rosalita (Rosy), Crimson & Clover, Blue Moon, Champagne Jam, and Black Betty.  I named my child carefully and they have already changed it.  Easier to get a new car than a new child.
 
2022-11-29 11:40:02 AM  

brap: I know we put a lot of thought into it.  We also decided to breastfeed our Buick LeSabre, Buicky.


I had a Buick LeSabre, named it "Battle Buick" because it looked like it had been through a war.  Bought it through a Post Office vehicle auction for $1600.  It had 115,000 miles on it and I put another 108,000 on it with no major repairs, and then sold it (cheap) to a friend.  She later donated it.  Great car, got me through a lot.

Currently driving a 2005 Buick LaCrosse with 85,000 miles on it.  Nickname: Silver Bullet
 
2022-11-29 12:27:54 PM  
When the movie Cars came out my wife was driving a light blue Civic. After seeing the movie our then four old daughter named the car Sally (she was the Porsche) since both cars were the same color.
 
2022-11-29 12:28:07 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.

That's a dick joke, right?


I named some of my tools.

Big air hammer I called Big Bertha.
Impact wrench I called it Mean Emma Jean
A large dead blow hammer I called Twisted Tea.

I called my lawn mower Dobby

Somebody kidnapped Dobby....
 
2022-11-29 12:49:09 PM  
What percent of drivers have never had a reason to consider what to name a baby?  My guess is that it's somewhere in the vicinity of 6%.
 
2022-11-29 1:09:49 PM  
Mine have been

Miss Mazeppa (named after a stripper in a movie, because she had a slightly bent axle and would "shake her chassis" when you braked)
Bernard (boring car, most boring name I could think of)
Godzilla (big and green and once smashed a deer)
 
2022-11-29 1:15:35 PM  
My cars don't have names just call them by model. The ATS, the XT4 and the Impala.
 
2022-11-29 1:27:00 PM  

wage0048: What percent of drivers have never had a reason to consider what to name a baby?  My guess is that it's somewhere in the vicinity of 6%.


Oh, I think it's higher than that.  I mean, you have to pass a test to drive a car.
 
2022-11-29 3:13:14 PM  

brap: I know we put a lot of thought into it.  We also decided to breastfeed our Buick LeSabre, Buicky.


I'm pretty sure that was Taylor Swift.
 
2022-11-29 3:15:21 PM  

Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.


The only time I named a car (truck) I own was because some friends were picking on it, to which I borrowed a line from Romancing the Stone and said "You mean Pepe, my little mule?"  It kinda stuck after that.
 
2022-11-29 3:16:28 PM  
My current vehicle is the only one of the half dozen or so I've owned that actually got named.

It's a Chevy Avalanche in orange.

I dubbed it "The Great Pumpkin."
 
2022-11-29 4:34:51 PM  
Had one of the small Ford Rangers which I called "The Love Goat".  Does that count?

/ Standard trans. basically bottom of the line, dependable as hell
 
2022-11-29 6:28:11 PM  
I've put more effort into naming a D&D character than into either.

Which partially explains why I don't have kids.
 
2022-11-29 8:46:17 PM  
I'd suspect that in far more than 6% of the cases, one parent has VERY strong opinions about what to name their baby while the other just goes with the flow?

As opposed to cars, where exceedingly few people bother with a name at all, and 99.9% of the people doesn't give a flying fark about what their significant other wants to name their car?
 
2022-11-29 9:05:30 PM  

NewportBarGuy: 6%

Someone got a paycheck for writing an article about 6% of car buyers.

That's impressive.


1. There's ~2 billion English-speaking people on the internet. 6% of that is 120 million. Even if we assume that only 1/4 of them own a car, that's STILL 30 million, and that's almost certainly a lowballed number. You can serve a niche that would never work in a city with a kiosk, but have a huge following online. It's one of the really cool things about the 'net - all sorts of communities exist that otherwise couldn't when they have the entire world to find members, and you can produce all sorts of weirdly niche stuff that even a fraction of a percent of people would like, and be hugely successful doing so.

2. Articles about unusual people are often the ones that others are interested in, whether that's a good thing (unique talents, strangely weird business ideas, people that simply inspire curiosity), or a bag thing (mass murderers and the like). Such people, both on the good and bad side of that, have ALWAYS been a major part of the news, whether that's on paper, TV, or computer.
 
2022-11-30 8:33:03 AM  

wrenchboy: NewportBarGuy: Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.

That's a dick joke, right?

I named some of my tools.

Big air hammer I called Big Bertha.
Impact wrench I called it Mean Emma Jean
A large dead blow hammer I called Twisted Tea.

I called my lawn mower Dobby

Somebody kidnapped Dobby...


It's only the "go to" tools that get names.  My framing hammer doesn't have a name but the 5# mini sledge is Persuader.

67 Impala was Jenny though...
 
2022-11-30 11:13:56 AM  

wrenchboy: NewportBarGuy: Ethertap: I've never named a car I own, I feel like it would be the same as a carpenter naming his hammer.

That's a dick joke, right?

I named some of my tools.

Big air hammer I called Big Bertha.
Impact wrench I called it Mean Emma Jean
A large dead blow hammer I called Twisted Tea.

I called my lawn mower Dobby

Somebody kidnapped Dobby....


He was freed when his kidnapper accidentally gifted him a sock
 
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