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What's in a Name?

It's been almost one week since the accident, and I still feel myself going through the typical stages of grieving for my dead Camry. Since it wasn't practical to spend a couple thousand dollars fixing an old car, we donated it to the Red Cross. It's such a consolation to know that it's still doing some good even after its death. (I came across a great page while trying to find a link to the stages of grief ... click here ... now read the the page replacing the word "pet" with "car." Haha I find it hilarious.)

Sometimes you just need to let go, so I went out and bought myself a new car! Honestly, I still feel pretty guilty as if I was over indulging, but since I spend 1.5 hours each day driving to and from work, I don't feel quite as bad. So here she is, my new 2006 Acura TSX.

The challenge now is to give my car a name. Some people, like my sister, find it weird that I would want to name my car, but isn't it the normal thing to do? People name their boats, their guitars, their pets, their kids, so why not name your car?

I was joking with my friend that I want to name her Delilah, but that would almost be too cruel, even though I like being reminded of that sad story. Here are some suggestions I've got so far:

1) Christine - Clark thinks that it would be very fitting
2) Tyrone - Glo suggests that my car should be a guy instead of a girl
3) Cheech - Rob E. says that it should sound like qi-che (car in chinese)

Send in your suggestions, if I like the name you suggest, I might give you a cookie.

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  • Blogger katgyrl says so:
    2:22 PM  

    who names their guitar!?

    cheech is cute. top

  • Anonymous Rob says so:
    3:13 PM  

    Wow, buying a car was fast. Nice pick, Ken! Now you're riding with style.

    Name? I can't think of one, but pick something androgenous. top

  • Anonymous glo says so:
    10:50 PM  

    Huh, had no idea Tyrone meant "King." Just thought it sounded strong and cool. Names that start with "Ty" sound sweet...what about Tyrese or Tyler? (pretty androgenous i think!) By the way, you are right...most guys name their stuff with female names. Very interesting...and really, what does that say about guys and their relationship with stuff? top

  • Blogger Ken says so:
    11:57 PM  

    what does that say about guys and their relationship with their stuff?
    maybe that guys love their stuff?

    all the girls I know who name their cars name them guys. What does that say about girls and their stuff? top

  • Blogger Matt Mikalatos says so:
    12:17 PM  

    Of course it has to be a girl name. You are going to baby this car, spend a lot of time with it, get to know it, fall in love with it. You could only name it a guy name if it was an old beat up farm truck.

    I would say to be careful with Christine, though, because of the Steven King association... killer car and all that. top

  • Anonymous hebber09 says so:
    4:20 PM  

    Sorry, got no ideas for a name, but I've never named anything in my whole life! Not even my fish, let alone inanimate objects! Haha. top