Until I got married, I didn’t name the automobiles I drove. They usually were referred to by the type of car they were: “Chevy,” “Jeep,” “Ford,” etc.
My husband, however, usually names his cars. There was “Lisa,” then “Adiza.” It always tickled me on those days when “Lisa,” a beat-up Honda Civic that was on its last legs, was said to be “not behaving very well.”
“Why do you always call your cars female names?” I asked him one day.
“Because cars are always female,” he answered.
“How do you know they’re always female?” I sputtered. “Why don’t you name a car a strong male name, like George?”
Somehow after that, the name stuck and we started calling the car I drove George. He said it could be a short form for Georgiana.
Do you name your cars? 🙂 If so, what are your favorite names?