Name my car!

As of today, I am now the proud owner of a 2002 gold Mazda Protogé. Having never had a car before, I don’t really know how to go about naming it…but I do know that my car HAS to have a name. Any suggestions?

Gold? Well, the first thing that popped into my mind was “bling-bling.” How about mo’Bling? autoMObile or mo as in more + bling for gold. It even sounds like mobiling (syn: motoring) which is what you’ll be doing in your new baby. Congrats BTW!

Sorry, it’s the best I can come up with now…

I have a red 1994 Ford Aerostar without a name. I could use some help too.

My ride has a busted headlight assembly on the driver’s side (from being backed into), a darwin emblem on the back door, a sun decal on the back window and by vanity plates read CINMN GL. Any ideas?


James Bond,Matty Hayes,Goldy Hawn,Vincent Vegas,Vegas,Mariah,Jay-Z,Don,The Don,Tony Pro,Elton John,Mobster,Gold Standard,Mafia,Rolls-Royce,High-Roller,Bentley

This is off the top of my head :smiley:

My friend tried to name my white 1980 Volvo 245 “Moby Dick.” Needless to say, it didn’t stick.

How about naming a burgundy 95 Subaru Impreza wagon?

Beyonce. It just sounds right.

I just got a new car too. An '02 Nissan Sentra. Nice dark green color. I think I shall call her Heloise.

I agree with the previous poster though, Beyonce works for your gold car. Very fiesty.

Hmmm…I am usually good at this but this one is difficult…I am the proud owner of Silvie…She is a silver honda civic. Everyone knows her as this and even refer to her asking how she is when she was in alittle fender bender…it is pretty funny! :slight_smile: My boyfriend had a Hot red jetta VW and his name was Bruno. That car had personality. It was the perfect name. Now my BF has an accord we think has nooooo personality and named him Brian cause we have an acquaintance Brian who also has no personality. Hmm…a Gold Mazda Protoge…I would have to say maybe try and find a name from the color…GOLD
The Anglo-Saxon word “gold” (the origin of the symbol Au is the Latin word “aurum” meaning “gold”) In chemisty on the periodic table of elements Gold’s symbol is AU…so maybe name her Audrey…or Auria or something like that?? Just a suggestion…If I think of anything else…I will let you know…

Are there any ‘quirks’ in the car that you’ve noticed yet? That’ll help with the naming: things like the front passenger seat squeaks when someone sits in it, it never likes to start in the rain, etc.

And, to jump on the bandwagon… I’ve got a '95 Miata that I’m stuck on the name. Mom keeps wanting to call it ‘Pee-Wee’ :rolleyes:. It’s black/tan (leather package, for those who know the difference), decent sound system, doesn’t like it when it’s cold (below freezing: takes a bit more gas to get it to go into first, etc.), and anyone bigger than me needs a shoehorn to get in and out of the car. I’m tempted to get a personalized license plate that reads “My Size” for it. :wink:

I was leaning towards Half-Pint, but ehh… that doesn’t quite fit.

Let’s see here… red Aerostar van. Is that the blocky looking version? Would ‘Brick’ work? :smiley:

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Your car’s name is either Shirley or Jill. Shirley Eaton played Jill Masterson, the girl who got painted gold in Goldfinger.

I’ve always thought that Fatima is such a nice name for a car.

Car quirks are good because it individualizes the car making the name more descriptive of that particular quirky car as opposed to just any gold protege. BTW, I kinda like Pee-Wee.

Well, it’s not as blocky as a conversion van since it bit of a has a slopey nose, but not as slopey as more contemporary minis. I’m not sure about Brick although it drives like one (last year Ford built these on truck chassis, I’ve heard), but it doesn’t take into account it’s other oddities such as it’s messed up left eye. Incidently, I just noticed I’ve been referring to my ride as ‘it.’ Maybe that’s part of the problem; no gender. I’ve decided then, it’s a girl!

Is it an Outback wagon? Surely, a nine-year old car has some distinguishing characteristics to assist in the name game… My SO drives a dark blue/silver 97 Subaru Impreza Outback wagon. Aren’t Subarus great?

Nope, Impreza. It’s the exact same thing as an Outback but with different tires and a monochrome paintjob instead of the Outback’s two-tone.

Mmm. A bit of cosmetic damage, sloped nose… red. Drives like brick. If it wasn’t for you deciding it was a girl, I’d be tempted to find the name of a boxer who either has a red face or is known for wearing red.

Aiee! It makes me think that my car is going to be wizzing all over the road, like an untrained puppy. (And no, my car doesn’t have any leaks.)

Hm. The pics I’ve seen of this kind of car make me think of a lump of clay, of all things. But, I know it’s also used for rally racing. Hm. Must think upon this.

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I named my 2003 Audi A4 after my mother-in-law, Sheila. Like her, it’s petite, beautiful and elegant. I think it’s the ultimate complement but somehow neither my wife or I can bring ourselves to tell her. I’m relatively new to the family and don’t want that many strange looks.

Most names of cars I’ve known have reflected age: Lurch, Studders, Old Paint.

I did have one called The Bronze Baby and one was The Palomino (a gold-tan horse)

Had a '65 T-bird that was call the Bat-Mobile because it had futuristic scooped seats and dashboard.

The classic names of the Roaring Twenties were Betsy and Lizzy.

Isn’t “gold” just a euphemism for “beige”? :wink:

Geez, alla youse guys are waaaaay off.


wait for it …

“Mazda Protogé”

I mean, gee, she gave away the answer in the OP!!! :stuck_out_tongue:

The Wreck of the Ella Fitzgerald.

No suggestion, but my favorite was the Chevy Impala with it’s name on the license plate: Vlad.

I have no qualms with giving my girl a masculine name. Hell, she is built, ya know! :wink:

That slayed me. You’re right, but if your minikin ever does spring a leak…you have my blessing!

Pokey was a lump of clay too (and red), but he certainly was ready for rally racing…

Still working on a Gold Mazda Protege… Digger comes to mind :smiley: