Thursday, 18 October 2018

Name The Car


Back to Going Gently of old....today is a bit of a quiz with an actual prize!!
What shall I call the new car?
I think it deserves a name, I really do as  Vauxhall Agiva doesn't quite fit the bill.
I picked it up today and we all piled in for a vet checkup. 
Winnie has some minor neurological deficits but the joy of a car ride perked her up quicksticks.




So name that car ! 
The sillier and funnier the better

236 comments:

  1. Paw Pool? Paws R Us? One name hubby always liked was Fizz Gig, or Fizzgig.
    Glad the first ride was a good one.

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  2. Mine was similar but shorter, Blueballs. It's a lovely colour.

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    1. Snap, I just read back through all the comments after suggesting Phoenix

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  4. Anonymous3:32 pm

    How appropriate John, you are such a giver and you have A Giva car! Excellent colour choice too - my favourite.
    hugs

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  5. Ermintrude or Dougal from the Magic Roundabout.

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  6. Anonymous3:42 pm

    Saphira

    mary in maryland

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  7. Anonymous3:44 pm

    The Blue Wiener...

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  8. Morag3:51 pm

    The Dogmobile, or Dogmo for short..

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  9. Cobie, short for Cobalt. Or, Fred (no reason).

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  10. The Little Blue Beastie Bus....

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  11. Enzo if it’s a boy, Fernanda if it’s a girl, if it’s gender fluid It

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  12. Stitch as in Lilo and Stitch :)

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  13. Bette the Bluemobil….or the Snotcarriage….Muttley Mover?

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    1. Newbie - for new beginnings

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  15. Anonymous4:05 pm

    Raul

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    1. Love to understand this one

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  16. Oh, that's a cute car! Harebell. That's a pretty blue flower, but might should spell it Hairbell instead.

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  17. From Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals: Bum Trinket

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    1. Oh that made me snigger!

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    2. Wasn't it Larry that named gerry's boat the Bootle Bumtrinket? That's my inspiration for this post

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  18. When one of my daughters was about five, a friend had a "name the truck" contest. My daughter suggested Chuck. Chuck the Truck. She won. In that spirit, I will suggest Star. Star the Car.

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    1. Ha, that made me remember when my youngest was learning to read/spell. He had to think of words beginning with "ch". So we had "chalk", "cheese" and so on, and then his face suddenly lit up and he said "I've got one - chtruck"! Ah God love him.

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  19. A friend once had a vehicle with a similar silhouette. At the time we felt it looked a bit like a space capsule. We ended up calling it "Wedgie."

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  20. BB . . .
    For
    Bella Blue . . .

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  21. Velocity! (It's a 'she', right? And it sound posh!)

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  22. Looks like a Pawmobile to me

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    1. I have a friend called vince

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  24. How about WILMA....for Winnie/William, Mary,Albert?

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    1. Oh, that is a good one.

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    2. But we can't leave George out

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    3. Oops,back to the drawing board.Sorry George.

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    4. Anonymous6:50 pm

      Gwilma then.

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    5. Nice one.I also considered Thistle.....as in 'Thistle do till the Ferrari arrives'

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    1. I thought of that too, as a contraction. Great minds, etc. :)

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  26. Barbara Anne4:44 pm

    My Blue Heaven! Beautiful car and the color is lovely. May you and the family have many joyful and safe hours of travel, here and there, to and fro, to the beach, and anywhere else you choose to go.

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  27. Saffie for Saphire as she looks like a sparkling Jewel.

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  28. Hemitana my Maori follower sent these

    Hotrod Woofington or The Woofington Hotrod
    Winnie's Wheels
    The Smurf or Smurfette
    The Blueberry
    The Blueberry Bomb
    Le putt-putt
    Vroomzilla
    Carzilla
    The Jabberwoofee
    The Swanky Tank

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    1. ackkk I was going to say carzilla

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    2. Ah, Le putt-putt, that's my favorite!

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  29. Anonymous5:01 pm

    Daryl

    Rose,USA

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  31. Bippity boppity blue.

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  32. "Toodles"....as in "Toodle oo!" and here is the definition I found online:

    What's the meaning of the phrase 'Toodle-oo'? A colloquial version of 'goodbye', now rather archaic. The British term 'toodle-oo' is a fellow-traveller of various terms associated with walking or departing in a carefree manner - toddle, tootle and their extended forms toddle-off and tootle-pip.

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  33. 'Agiva' is almost an anagram of 'Viagra', so I think the new car's name should be 'Stiffy'.

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    1. Dirty girl 😇

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    2. This has my vote!,lol

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  34. Valhalla or Val for short. You've obviously found yours.

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  35. Violet Beauregarde
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkH4UgIJRmA

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    1. Because she looks like a blueberry. :-)

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  36. Effing: I know it won't but in years to come if it breaks down or needs repairs you can say 'effing car cost me...'. So pleased all well with Winnie and all the pack.

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  37. Anonymous5:24 pm

    mine.

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  38. It's a beauty, John. three suggestions:

    Blue Buggy
    CC Rider (canine car rider)
    Wild Thing - because you move me

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    1. Simple another good one

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  40. Bluebell
    Bleu - a long time ago we had a blue standard poodle so I had to name him Bleu
    Betty Blue
    There actually is a town in Pennsylvania called Blue Balls.

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    1. There is a little town in Tennessee, USA, named Blue Goose. Your suggestion reminded me. Hadn't thought of it in decades.

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  42. Nope - never got this thing about giving objects like cars names....

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    1. It's called frivolity darling x

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  43. Anonymous5:52 pm

    The Blue Dog Taxi or Bluey, Donna@gather

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  44. Carrie, care, Mc-carface, to steal a name, remember boatie

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  45. Anonymous5:52 pm

    Call the car Bago as in Winnibago
    Tess x

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  46. the moment i looked at it i though blue ball.

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  47. Anonymous5:53 pm

    Stanley or TinCan
    KJ

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  48. Kharsie/Carsey ( with a nod to Julian and ‘is friend Sandy )

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  49. From your own blog: Queen Mary's Hooter or just Queen Mary

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  50. Scotch egg wagon. Let's be honest it's gonna see a few.

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  51. Anonymous6:02 pm

    Whiz or Whizy because now you will be whizzing by with your new wheels. Goodbye to transportation woes! Susan

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  52. We would say The Blue Thunder Roadster, but some of the comments above are some really good guesses. Hope everything goes well with Winnie. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

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  53. Debi.6:13 pm

    The Blue Dwangmow...It sounds better if you say it with an American accent,as opposed to a Welsh or Northern one.And its got ALL your initials in it..da da !!!!,xx

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    1. Debi.7:36 pm

      I also meant to add..The Blue Dwangmowbile...which also sounds much better said with an American accent as opposed to a Welsh or Northern one...Although you could say it with a Liverpool one...a bit like John Lennon...and that would sound acceptable too,xx

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  54. I think Phoenix would suit her very nicely... Fee for short.

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  55. Anonymous6:22 pm

    We await the naming ceremony with bated breath John. Assume you will be dashing a bottle of Blue Nun against her side (assuming it's a she?). Any favourites so far?

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    1. I've short listed 6 so far

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  56. She's a beaut John I like Linda's suggestion Paws r us.
    The dogs look really proud in their new car, here's to fun times.

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  57. Elektra, Spunky, Hot Shot, the (S)wagger Wagon, Wild Thing, Willy Wonka

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  58. I think Gladys to honour aunty Gladys. I love the name Gladys and you'll certainly be glad of it. x

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  59. The mutt putt putt. Janxx

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  60. Nurse Johns' Blue Thruster x

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    1. Hehehe that was one of my cleaner thoughts! x

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  61. Wilgefortis, my favorite saint.

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  62. What about Delilah? Tom Jones sang about her........

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  63. She's quite a sassy car (mine;s a Vauxhall too John) = what about Blue Streak, although that might suggest you break the speed limit too often.

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    1. Debi.7:42 pm

      Mmmmm...Weaver,that could suggest also that John runs naked through the village in the Wintertime!.I cant get rid of that image in my mind now!,xx

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  64. Blue Bomb (or Double B)
    Big Blue Bus (or Triple B)
    Missy
    The Chariot
    The Dame

    Many excellent suggestions above! Looking forward to seeing what you decide.


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  65. Russell, or perhaps Crowe.

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  66. Anonymous6:59 pm

    The Blue Bear?

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  67. Anonymous7:00 pm

    Lots of great ideas here but “Gladys” just brought a tear to my eye. Emma

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  68. 1. Babe the Big Blue Box
    2. Dixon (after Daryl on TWD)
    3. Jezebel
    4. Heels on Wheels
    5. Harriet
    6. Lola

    This is fun and I love the color!!
    XO,
    MissFifi

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  69. She looks like a Peggy to me X

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  70. MaggieB7:35 pm

    Beano........term used in the “old” days for an fun outing to the seaside (in those days by coach). Also name of children’s comic book.

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  71. I dont know if anyone has already said it but I go for Blue Thunder. As it is going to see a few toots!

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  72. MaggieB7:45 pm

    Manual gears....... so how about Quickstix (quicksticks)?

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  73. Anonymous7:45 pm

    Viagra... as being out in your blue car with your doggies will raise your spirits!
    Pauline

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  74. I'm sure you'll be happy with this car, we have the same on in red and they are sturdy and reliable.
    Briony
    x

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  75. Young Gerald
    This is fun - I just started reading your blog - I found you through Mary Moon. Such a lovely, kind man you are! :)

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  76. It's not Japanese so I guess that Fukumi is an inappropriate name. How about HORNY JAG or JAG for short? HORNY JAG is an anagram of John Gray. Mind you to me your new car looks like a COLIN!

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  77. Waggy
    Wedgey
    Woody (oh ah!)

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  78. Anonymous8:28 pm

    How about Joy for all the good times it will make possible for you and your doggies. I presume Albert shuns car travel. Pat

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    1. Hes followed the dogs a few times necessitating a trip back home

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  79. 'Wol' as in William Wallace, as having the Agila will give you back your 'Freeeeeeedommmmmm'! X

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  80. 'Meriel' ( Bright Sea)

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  81. ART (The Running Alive) in reverse.

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  82. HAZEL Dxb8:54 pm

    Quite simply "freedom"

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  83. I can't think of a name but it could be useful for fleeing the zombie apocalypse one day!

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  84. Anonymous9:10 pm

    Hesperus?

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  85. Bootle bum trinket, I wanted to call out boat this but my beloved refused!

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  86. Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man. Best article I have ever read

    Keep it up!

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  87. The Bluebird of Happiness!

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  88. Andrew9:36 pm

    I think it is actually and Agila is it not? At least according to google there is no such thing as a Vauxhall Agiva (so go ahead and call it Agiva?). Or... Bluesmobile, Bluebottle or just Blue

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  89. After seeing the top pic it's got to be Mary's 'Joseph' :)

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  90. Long time reader first time commenting
    Zoolander
    Windbreaker ;0)

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  91. Bluey McBlueFace.......or Blouie, for short.

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  92. I just feel she's a Vivienne !!

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  93. Charis9:58 pm

    The Matron. So that when you hit a bump you can say "Ooh Matron!"

    The Batchmobile.

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  94. Grace....after Grace Jones' version 'Pull Up To The Bumper Baby'.

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  95. Evelyn...sort of Jason’s daughters Evie & Liv..

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  96. I am very surprised that nobody has suggested T.A.R.D.I.S. (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) yet. After all the car is blue and carrying quite a few dogs inside, it must almost be like a clown car when the doors are opened and your doggy entourage pours out!

    I am not a Dr Who fan but I will admit they knew how to name things well. :)

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  97. Fabulous suggestions above...my contribution.. what about Scotch!

    Jo in Auckland

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  98. Basil if its a boy car( I do love faulty towers) and betty if its a girl. I love it when people name their cars.
    I have Bertie the big blue bus( a transit dormobile)
    titch the micra and The beastie, a 2.4 litre 7 seater.

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  99. I don't know why, but my son's name for everything is Gerald. We had a statue named Gerald.
    Maybe just Little Blue? Perhaps just Blue. -Jenn

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  100. Anonymous11:11 pm

    John - end the suspense!

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  101. I'm not good at picking names for cars so I won't suggest one. However, I must say that it looks remarkably like the blue Toyoto Yaris that I drive! Enjoy your new set of wheels and the freedom they bring!

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  102. The Dogmobile. That's what my vehicle is always called because it's the dog's transport.

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  103. No good reason here: If it's a girl, then Margo, or Henny-Penny. For a boy, how about Barry?

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  104. Shoshana11:40 pm

    Blue Flasher as it drives fast

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  105. Anonymous11:50 pm

    Rover, Jo

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  106. Anonymous11:50 pm

    How about Blue Bomber?

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  108. Glad to hear that Winnie seems to be progressing! Welcome back, old girl! Morris sounds good for your car name. Maybe Albert would like a ride once in a while.

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  109. I deleted my last comment as it had already been suggested. How about “The Winnebago “

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  110. The color reminds me of Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, so you could try calling her Cookie...or you could head in a totally different direction and just bite the bullet and name it Daryl, then you can truly claim you've been driving Daryl...oh my 😆 that's awfully naughty of me, isn't it lol...sorry, not sorry 😉

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    1. It's too neat and square to be Daryl!

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  111. How about Daryl ?
    Don't know if someone said that.

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  112. " The Chariot" for your royal entourage.

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  113. We had a blue Standard Poodle and we ended up naming him BLUE .. my ole dawg blue .. except being a poodle, we spelled it Bleu :)
    My car is named Su ... sue ... It is a SUbaru lol

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    1. Mrs trellis' dog is called blue

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  114. My first car, a Datsun 510 wagon, I named Gertrude, Gertie for short. Your lil' blue car looks very nice. I hope it handles well.

    Hmmmm...I haven't scrolled through the comments, so I may come up with something already contributed. I'm partial to the names of 'yesteryear', so what about Horace or Maurice? Or maybe something silly like Frisky Biscuit?

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    1. I learned to drive in a green Datsun called Gertrude!

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  115. Newbie - for new beginnings!

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  116. BOB - simple and easy.
    Grab the mob for a ride in Bob.
    Or go to your job in your Bob.
    Bob's the one to get you there.
    Bob will take you anywhere.

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  117. Barbara Anne1:27 am

    Aww ... 'Gladys' stole my heart in honor of Auntie Glad. Methinks I won't scroll back up, up, up to find who suggested that. I'd rather have dinner!

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  118. My old auntie named every car she owned Hepsebia. Don't know why but the name suited every car she owned. Your car is more elegant, maybe Audrey?

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  119. How about Liberty Belle?

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