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Name for our car

Posted by Ali W 
Name for our car
March 11, 2016 01:35AM
We are the very proud owners of a beautifully restored 1963 Morris Minor. White with a red pinstripe and red leather seats.

Somehow we have the urge to name it - not something we usually do, but our daughter had a Morris Minor as a teenager and called hers Ernie Morris.

I am wondering about Edna - assuming she is a girl! How would one know? Ha.

Any suggestions?
Re: Name for our car
March 11, 2016 04:04AM
Great car smiling smiley There is a wood paneled Morris estate living near us.. it has the name "Doris" painted across the back -- my boys have loved that car for years, so when naming our new chicks last year, one became Doris after the Morris winking smiley

I think Edna is pretty good..
Re: Name for our car
March 11, 2016 07:45PM
I love EDNA!

However some other options might be

BETTY (my grannys name)
Clancy — This Irish surname name meaning “red-haired warrior”
POPPY (red flower)
RUBY

In terms of finding out if its a girl.....have you looked under the bonnet?
Re: Name for our car
March 11, 2016 08:33PM
Milly Minor?
Milly Morris
Milly Morris Minor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2016 08:34PM by Dawn.
Re: Name for our car
March 11, 2016 09:46PM
Milly Molly Mandy....guess you'd have had to be a fan to get that one!
Re: Name for our car
March 11, 2016 10:06PM
Oh heck Griz, is that what was in the back of my mind when I ended up with Milly Morris Minor - I knew there was something. What about Milly Morry Minor then?smiling bouncing smiley
Regards,
Dawn.
Re: Name for our car
March 11, 2016 10:53PM
Yes Ingrid, I did look under the bonnet, and thought "where's the rest of the motor"? It sure is basic compared to modern cars!
Re: Name for our car
March 12, 2016 07:44AM
I like it!
Re: Name for our car
March 14, 2016 04:18PM
Ali, you possibly already know that in England they nicknamed them 'Moggie' (but I don't know why). Our daughter has a 1955 model and she calls hers Moggie. It is painted bright yellow and she's very proud of it!!!
Regards,
Dawn.
PS. Another suggestion for yours could be Gladys after Gladys Emmanuel - the nurse who drove a Morris Minor in the old TV comedy "Open All Hours".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2016 04:21PM by Dawn.
J1
Re: Name for our car
March 14, 2016 06:07PM
Doris and Betty sprang to mind but did in other minds too. Then Freda (just in case a sex change is necessary at some point, although Edna performs nicely on that point too).

Just in case you want to stick with "E" names but happy to consider alternatives: Elva, Esther, Edith, Eberta, Elspeth.

Happy tootling.
Re: Name for our car
March 14, 2016 07:35PM
Or even Dinah, the Morry Minor.
jj
Re: Name for our car
March 15, 2016 03:41AM
Minnie?
Re: Name for our car
March 18, 2016 09:06AM
Doris after Doris Troy who had a chart topper in 1963 with the song "Just One Look"
Just one look that's all it took! Could be your road trip song?
Re: Name for our car
March 20, 2016 02:22AM
We finally decided on a name - after seeing a stylish young woman on tv the other night - her name is Molly - we looked at each other and thought "yes".

So this afternoon we took a glistening Miss Molly for a spin. First stop the petrol station and a scruffy looking barefoot young man walking by glanced at her, did a double take and called out, thumbs up, "I love your car". We hope it gives others as much pleasure as us to see her tootling along! And you should hear that peppy little horn!

Thanks for all your input.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2016 04:59PM by Ali W.
Re: Name for our car
March 20, 2016 04:13AM
Love the name Ali! Well done! thumbs up
Regards,
Dawn.
Re: Name for our car
March 21, 2016 08:44PM
Love it - very CUTE!
Vanessa
Re: Name for our car
April 17, 2018 10:40AM
I have never created a name for a car
J1
Re: Name for our car
April 18, 2018 05:00AM
It's interesting that this thread was able to be brought up from 2016 and added to. A lock was put on threads a couple (?) of years ag0, preventing new messages being added to them if they were more than six months (?) old. I remain ambivalent about it's merits; maybe it's gone rusty...

Ah, no, I did a bit of sleuthing and the lock is for anything older than two years or thereabouts.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/2018 05:12AM by J1.
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