Your MINI's Name - How Did You Pick It

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  1. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    We have a thread for Screen Names, but I don't believe I saw one for car names. If there is, then delete this one. If not, then lets hear your MINI's "name & story".

    Jim
     
  2. KC Jr 54

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    My MINIs name: DamnMINI

    Story: Had just spent the 5 straight day repairing something on the car, and while on the phone with my dad a few choices words started coming out about the car. Since then "DamnMINI" has stuck, and surprising the car has been much better behaved... I think it just wanted an official name, and it acted out until it got it.
     
  3. Justa Jim

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    My sister and her husband bought a brand new yellow VW Bug convertible, with a black top, back when they first got married. My other sister (passed away now) had just returned from Germany (husband was in the Army) and named the VW Gleb Vogeline ("Little Yellow Bird" in German, so the "V" is pronounced as an "F"). They shortened it to "Fogie" (Fo-gie, not Fog-ie, which is why I added a second "G")) and the name stuck. That VW lasted through both of their daughters growing up and taking it to college, so the name was kind of a household word and everyone knew the car. When my sister saw my MINI, the first words out of her mouth was "Fogie". Everyone else reacted the same, so my MINI had a name. Now, "Little Yellow Bird" is not exactly a "guy" kind of name, so when I saw the dragon graphics on the AC site, I figured "Dragons are birds. They fly". I then placed an order for the first yellow dragon roof graphic.

    Now, oddly enough, all this happened BEFORE I had any idea what MOTD was. Never heard of it or RT-129. When I did learn about it, I thought it was cool that they had a event based around my car.

    Jim
     
  4. Nathan

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    This IS The Yellow Bird

    Ruf CTR2

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    Name: GTiki

    Story: I am a Jimmy Buffett Parrothead and an avid beach and tiki bar fan. I was thinking about TikiCar, playing off of Tiki Bar, but figured the PoPo would enjoy pulling me over WAY too much with that one. I love GT and sportscar racing and ended up with GT and Tiki combined. Fast little party on wheels. :)
     
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    Name: RDNZL

    I have been a huge Frank Zappa fan since the mid 70's and RDNZL is a instrumental song that starts off slow, builds intensely with just about every instrument and then winds back down much like a twisty back road. Just like the MINI. Homage to the master......
     
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    Name: the mini

    It distinguishes it from the other two vehicles in the driveway named the audi and the truck.
     
  8. Justa Jim

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    That is BIG BIRD, Nathan. :D

    Jim
     
  9. ScottinBend

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    If it don't come when I call it, then it doesn't deserve a name.

    :D
     
  10. Crashton

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    Mine is Blu & is a Brit car.

    My cat & my kid don't come when I call them. :p
     
  11. Justa Jim

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    Neither do my wife or my horse and they both have names. :lol:

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  12. Nathan

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    The origin of GNAT

    Way back in the early 80's I would visit some friends attending the local college fairly often. One had to sign in at the front desk of the dorm. One of said friends worked the desk and soon tired of trying to write my full name in the very small block provided on the sign in sheets. He started writing gnat fberg. One drunken eve the story of why gnat was revealed. One has to realize that at that time in my early 20's I was quite the obnoxious cur. From that, my "small" stature and that Nat is sometimes slang for Nathan we had gnat.

    When the interwebs started I took on gnatster as my long term nic most places.

    It just makes sense for the MINI too...it's quite small and buzzes around.
     
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    That's because you don't give them treats when they come when they're called! :lol:

    Gromie is short for Grommit because we love Wallance and Grommit and Wallace is such a DA that we didn't want the car to feel unloved.
    Maddie, short for Madonna, because she's blue, she's a Prima Donna, and because we rocked the stereo with American Life when we first got her.
    Huntley, because GP Huntley was a relatively well known British actor on stage and in early movies and it just sounded cool!
     
  14. Redbeard

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    Darth MINI. It's all black. It's generally evil. It's a MINI.

    There you go. LOL. :biggrin5:
     
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    Daphne. The hot redhead in Scooby Doo.
     
  16. T8rChick

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    Daphne - cuz we both like Frasier and Daphne is pretty, British & a little wacky!

    (We have a cat named Niles too!)
     
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    My Mini got her name from the magnificent way she tried to self destruct. Whilst driving home one day in the Mini I came up to a stop light and she puttered out. I tried to restart her but nothing happened. That's when someone in a car behind me shouted that there were sparks erupting from under the car. Then smoke started leaking into the cabin. I grabbed my fire extinguisher (it's an original so it's needed) and hopped out. Luckily there was no fire. Found out the main battery lead had come out of it's clips, rested on the LCB (header) and melted the insulation causing the light show and burning up the battery. Her name is now Sparks.

    Shawn
     
  18. maacodale

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    The first weekend we took the Clubbie out, the wife and daughter watched the movie Gremlins on the TV. Daughter like the Gremlin Gizmo, so she named the Clubbie.

    Now how the boy child came up with Archibald for his 07 MCS I ain't got a clue
     
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    M1N1M0X1E....because my mini has a lot of moxie as defined by Merriam-Webster

    1) Energy, pep

    :D
     
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    Poco, means small, little, in Spanish

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