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Whats your car called?

More than just a car, but a part of the family, whats your car called?

I have a Citroen called Francoise, and my Director Graham has an Austin called Frank, its surprising how many of us name our cars.  Interestingly, and according to AA Driving School, four out of ten people have given their cars names, that’s 39% of drivers!  However unsurprisingly more women name their cars than men.  But it’s the young drivers that are really in touch with their cars, drivers between 18 and 24 are far more likely to name their cars, in fact a whooping 70% have.

Why do we name our cars?

Car Names - Herbie

Famous cars influence our names

We spend so much time in our cars that is no surprise that we become emotionally attached to them, especially if they are our first car.  We all remember our first car, its like a first kiss or our first love.  Your first car signifies freedom, independence, maturity and is a real bench mark in your life.

How do we choose a name for our car? 

Car names are usually created from the cars registration for example JCK could influence the name Jack.  However, many will give their car a name that suits the cars personality, with a further 1% naming their car after their spouse or friend.  Make and model also play a large role in name choice, I have a Citroen DS3 and she is called Francoise, a perfect name for my little French car.

Celebrity influence

Of course, we will see many beetles being named Herbie, and I am sure there will be a few Kits driving around somewhere.  But it’s not just celebrity cars that influence us, its celebrities themselves, I’m sure there are a fair few Britney’s and Rihanna’s driving around also.

Car Colours

It is reported that 8% of us will name our cars because of their colour, I wonder how many Blue Boy’s, Black Beauties and White Lightnings are gracing our roads.

Car Names - Britney

Many of us name our cars after celebrities, not sure how Britney feels about that!

According to the AA-Populus research the most popular names were-

  • Names with Blue in them
  • Fred, Freddie or Freda
  • Betsey
  • Babe or Baby
  • The Beast
  • Penny or Penelope
  • Names with Little in them
  • Bertie or Bess
  • Bertha
  • Katy or Katie
  • Names with Old in them

If you are looking for a new car to name but have an adverse credit history take a look here we have all makes and models ready for you to name!

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