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Car Nicknames

paullowther Nov 9, 2013

  1. paullowther

    paullowther Member

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    A fun one. What is your car nickname history? I've only ever had a Renault Clio called Chloe and a BMW 1 series called Bella! I'm still deciding on the S3! I have a feeling that it needs to be a name which conveys power more so than the other 2, so I was thinking Elenor... from gone in 60 as I'm probably never going to own a 67 mustang!
     
  2. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    JOS3F FRITS3L
     
  3. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    Good question.

    We only tend to name ours dependant on what reg we get.

    My wife's first training car (she's a driving instructor) was UMU, or ooomoo as we called it, and my current mini is FNZ so it's the Fonz.

    No real others of note. S3 - surely it's a Lucy isn't it?
     
  4. Leeber

    Leeber Active Member

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    My fiesta was called Dudley because it was small and from Dagenham, like Dudley Moore. MR2 was called Roxy because the reg started with RX, Focus was called Fergus no idea why (wife chose that one). I had a Datsun stanza called Sushi, because it was Japanese and smelled of fish (long story) many years ago. We currently have a Mondeo called Granny (because it's reg ends with GRX which is the airport code for Granada in Spain, we work in aviation) and a Nissan Micra called Myrtle (wife's choice again).

    Strangely we've always struggled to name my Audis. I've owned an A4 avant, an A5 and as from March '14 an S3. I was thinking maybe Keith?
     
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  5. Leeber

    Leeber Active Member

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    that made me roar with laughter!
     
  6. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    The wife calls the A4 alfred......
    Called the bora before it betty.......

    FFS:lmfao: dont you just love em!:wub:
     
  7. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    It's because of the power down below....


    The rev range....
     
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  8. Danners78

    Danners78 Member

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    We've had a few names for our cars

    Peugeot 206 was called Polly, my Alfa Romeo was called Alfie, my wife's A3 8P is Audrey. I've got a Mazda 6 at the moment and haven't named it as it was always a stop gap whilst waiting for for S3 to be released.

    Naming my s3 is really hard I've actually thought about this more than I did for our children. Haha. #donttellthewife current thought is Esther.
     
  9. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    You give your car names!? :think:









    :tocktock::tocktock::tocktock:
     
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  10. VeeDubDan

    VeeDubDan Active Member Team Monsoon

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    Have you honestly spent so much time on this forum that you've run out of sensible things to talk about lol?!
     
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  11. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    My wife names cars!!!!

    Does "THE CAR" count as a name, if so, so do I
     
  12. 97catalunya

    97catalunya Active Member

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    Ha ha I like fun threads :D

    One of our neighbours named ours for us, "Archi" the Audi ;)
     
  13. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Black Edition Team Brill Red

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    I called my old S3 'the ungrateful one'
     
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  14. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    All our cars have names usually relating to model colour or colour or number plate.... over many years we've had

    Eric (as in Bristow) was a Golf GTi R '180' ***
    Bridget 'the Midget'
    Fudge FFG reg
    Marvin because the car 'sighed' like Marvin in Hitch hikers guide
    PIG PGL reg
    Roxy RXY reg


    I could go on... but basically I reckon if you love your car s/he has to have a name!
     
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  15. Leeber

    Leeber Active Member

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  16. PembsA3

    PembsA3 Active Member

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    BMW R1200GS motorcycle = 'Fritz'
    Last 2012 8P = 'Deutsch'
    Series 3 Land Rover = 'Dirty Gertie'
    Current Golf V6 4motion = 'Rolf' (Golf with Rrrrrrr!!!!!!)

    New 8V SB TDI 184 S line Quattro S line due March... The jury's out...

    (I blame the wife... I never used to name cars...) 😣
     
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  17. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member Audi S3

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    The wife's jaguar is called "the Jaaggg"
    My S3 is called "the Audi"

    Not particularly original I know.
     
  18. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    That wouldn't work for us, in recent years we have had at least 2 Audis !! Hence the names.
     
  19. 97catalunya

    97catalunya Active Member

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    Previous 2 cars:

    4.7Ltr V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee, "Tinx" as in Tinkerbell (Irony) lol

    1997 Subaru Impreza Catalunya edition, "Cat"

    This is also the reason for my username on here as I was heavily involved with the local Subaru club and had the same username ;)
     
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  20. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    ha ha ha.
    You lambast those that want to have a private plate on their car, but openly admit to giving your car ridiculous names........

    :tocktock:
     
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  21. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    I don't see the connection... I just think PPs are totally pointless and more fitting for BMW's and Chav mobiles... Some of our car names are established from the Reg no... RXY = Roxy.. BUT I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one... Just take a look at the sort of vehicles with PPs and you will get it!
     
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  22. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    You've got some strange ideals and stereotypes.
     
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  23. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    I just love my B&O .....
     
  24. paullowther

    paullowther Member

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    I was in Monte Carlo last year and parked outside the Casino was a DBS with the number plate 007... CHAV
     
  25. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    Recently bought my financee one of her Christmas presents...Miranda season 3. On the till receipt it was itemized as Miranda S3....don't think I'll be calling my car after some clumsy gaint oaf!
     
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  26. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    I have seen the very same car in the car park of a hotel I stay in regularly near Darlington in County Durham, got a pic of it somewhere, and thought obviously got a personality disorder or something if they have to spend a small fortune pretending to be someone else.
     
  27. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Miranda S3 like it.. although hardly a little racer.. Abby maybe??
     
  28. JohnM100

    JohnM100 #teamSepang VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    True. And better than "The Audi"
    Glad I am not alone in this quirk.

    In a vein similar to Leeber, mine is call Linford as when I first picked it up and was getting used to the S-Tronic box, it had a real habit of sprinting out of the blocks at junctions. Usain didn't have the same ring to it.....
     
  29. aemac66

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    My glacier white 1.8 A3 has been called "Snow" since 3 months before she was born. She is gorgeous and my wife is very jealous.
    Andy
     
  30. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    I've just called mine 'NUP'
     
  31. Leeber

    Leeber Active Member

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    Ok, excuse the resurrection of a very old thread but starting to think about this again as D-day is on the horizon. I've ordered an Estoril blue S3 so currently thinking that 'Esther' might be somewhat appropriate. Only problem is that SWMBO has a cousin of the same name.

    Anyone else naming their new rides?
     
  32. Angry Beaver

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    My wife called her Audi "Audrey"
     
  33. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Will need to see the new arrival first and what reg no we choose. W * 14 ***
     
  34. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    My daughter named mine weasel on account of its registration number...
     
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  35. BGS

    BGS Active Member

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    Hah, my girlfriend named mine Wussell, guess we must have very similar reg's.
     
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  36. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    Guess so...
     
  37. Daz Auto

    Daz Auto Active Member

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    My wife named both our cars...

    Her TDI is called TruDI.

    She calls my GTD GerTruDe. :/
     
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  38. marshalld

    marshalld aka dazzler Audi S3

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    Don't think I added mine.

    Suzi - after Suzi Quatro ;-)
     
  39. CraigI

    CraigI Well-Known Member

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    You are selecting a specific reg?
    Surely you'll just take whatever is allocated by Audi rather than have a personalised selection?
     
  40. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    They have a selection. Not really fussy but sometimes there is a nice one. Wouldn't pay for one though.. ;-) hope you're not trying to wind me up CRA 1 G ??
     

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