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CarNameFilter: Help me name my car please...

I was lucky enough to recieve my grandmother's white 1992 Volvo 240. I happen to love the cute little car... but I feel like it deserves a really manly name. I was working with The Glorius White ______ (thunder, chariot, etc) but my fiancee points out that my liberal leanings might not want such a... well.... problematic name.

I like strange names like my cats, Little Vinny Vango and Leonardo "Ducttape" Divinci

Any suggestions?!?! I'm pretty sure he is a guy car.
posted by meta x zen to Grab Bag (50 answers total)
 
Moby Dick
posted by unexpected at 7:08 AM on June 28, 2007


The Glorious White Stallion
Revolvo
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions at 7:10 AM on June 28, 2007


You really need to drive a vehicle for a few months to find out what her/his personality is. My '70 Impala is Sally, but goes by "Big Red" for some reason. My truck is Kurt. My CRX goes just by "little red", or when the clutch is acting up, "the albatross".
posted by notsnot at 7:11 AM on June 28, 2007


Ghost Rider
posted by lalex at 7:13 AM on June 28, 2007


The Pussy Wagon

but my fiancee points out that my liberal leanings might not want such a... well.... problematic name.

Don't be a pussy, it's not problematic, it's all in good fun.

Go with a Native American type, something like Great White Streak.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:14 AM on June 28, 2007


Swede Emotion; Whitey Fjord.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:17 AM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


The White Man's Burden.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:19 AM on June 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hey, at least it's better than "Aryan Thunder." If it's a flaky car, call it the "Alabaster Disaster."
posted by adipocere at 7:25 AM on June 28, 2007


Hammer of Thor. Or, to pay tribute to Metafilter, Banhammer of Thor.
posted by adamrice at 7:25 AM on June 28, 2007


The White Shadow.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 7:35 AM on June 28, 2007


I'm pretty sure guy cars from Sweden are named Otto.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:36 AM on June 28, 2007


Volvoldemort
posted by tastybrains at 7:40 AM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


If it helps, Volvos are known to collectors as "Swedish Iron", and the circle-with-arrow logo is an ancient chemcial symbol for iron.
posted by nicwolff at 7:42 AM on June 28, 2007


stormare?
posted by sluggo at 7:43 AM on June 28, 2007


Commodore Night-Flight.
posted by saladin at 7:45 AM on June 28, 2007


KITT, which would make you... a knight-rider?


Or maybe, The Vulva.

Herbie
Derek
Warren
Bazza
Bruce
Baldrick
Horatio
Adolf

What are the license plate letters? Perhaps they would be inspiration in naming it.
posted by b33j at 7:45 AM on June 28, 2007


I have a Saab, so I had the same dilemma. After much thought (ok, 5 seconds) I decided to call it "The Saab." Actually, since it is my only car, and I don't have to differentiate it from any other car, I often refer to it as "The Car." This keeps me from confusing it with "The Bike" or "Walking."

So, I vote for "The Volvo."

But if you want something more quirky, you MUST MUST MUST call it either "Delores" or "Mulva."
posted by The Deej at 7:52 AM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cracker

Waspy "White Devil" Wilcox
posted by iconomy at 7:54 AM on June 28, 2007


(Reference material for my answer.)

For anyone who missed it. All 2 of you.
posted by The Deej at 7:54 AM on June 28, 2007


I change my vote to Mulva. The Deej wins again.
posted by tastybrains at 7:56 AM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Bjorn.

Because, well, all Swedes are called Bjorn.


Aren't they? :-)
posted by Nice Guy Mike at 8:00 AM on June 28, 2007


Bunny --- like the energizer bunny (I hear that 240's just keep going and going and....)
posted by Wild_Eep at 8:01 AM on June 28, 2007


Ingrid, Astrid or Agneta.
posted by Baud at 8:02 AM on June 28, 2007


Gozer the Gozerian
posted by Verdandi at 8:07 AM on June 28, 2007


Honky! (Beep beep!)

or The ABBA Cab
posted by jrossi4r at 8:15 AM on June 28, 2007


I change my vote to Mulva. The Deej wins again.
posted by tastybrains


Wait... you mean I won before? I don't remember that.
posted by The Deej at 8:26 AM on June 28, 2007


Jerry Van Dyke
posted by iconomy at 8:31 AM on June 28, 2007


The ABBA Cab

That. Is. Hilarious. And perfect. Genesis and Abba salute you, jrossi!
posted by iconomy at 8:36 AM on June 28, 2007


Volvoldemort cracks me up. Way to go Tastybrains
posted by Rallon at 8:51 AM on June 28, 2007


Flip through an IKEA catalog until you find a name that suits it.
posted by mendel at 8:53 AM on June 28, 2007


I am said fiancee and vote for Volvodemort as well.
posted by elvissa at 8:53 AM on June 28, 2007


The Glorious White Box
Great White
posted by LordSludge at 8:53 AM on June 28, 2007


Wait... you mean I won before? I don't remember that.

You just strike me as a winner in general, I guess. Mulva FTW.
posted by tastybrains at 8:59 AM on June 28, 2007


Thanks, tatsybrains, but your answer has fans as well.

Oh well, nothing left to do than fight to the death over it. I'll take the broadsword. Here... you get the fluffy pillow.
posted by The Deej at 9:02 AM on June 28, 2007


Steve.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 9:08 AM on June 28, 2007


Haha - I love all of these - but I particularly like The Glorious White Box with Great White as the nick name... Gonna be hard to beat that one.
posted by meta x zen at 9:08 AM on June 28, 2007


Seconding Moby Dick.
posted by equalpants at 9:09 AM on June 28, 2007


(I actually have a friend who drives 'The Vulva," a grey '95)
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 9:09 AM on June 28, 2007


The Albino Brick


The Refrigerator
or
just
The 'Fridge

hmmm...

Kenmore

(FWIW, there are still a few 240s on the race track. They're quicker than you would think, and they're GREAT for drafting behind...)
posted by LordSludge at 9:51 AM on June 28, 2007


Bjorn.
Because, well, all Swedes are called Bjorn.


Unless it's your second Volvo, in which case of course it would be Bjorn Again.

*crickets*
posted by solotoro at 9:56 AM on June 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


I second the IKEA catalog idea. That's one of the funniest things I've read all day.
posted by zephyr_words at 10:13 AM on June 28, 2007


Rosinante (the steed of Don Quixote). If you're planning on tooling around doing foolish but noble things.
posted by frobozz at 10:24 AM on June 28, 2007


Arwed

It's Swedish, and what could be tougher than 'Eagle of the Woods'?
posted by pupdog at 10:26 AM on June 28, 2007


Steve.

Hey, Steve!
posted by fusinski at 11:05 AM on June 28, 2007


Did you see that episode of 30 Rock where Tina Fey's coworker starred in "The Rural Juror"? Say "The Rural Juror" out loud...just do it. The Volvo is just screaming for a "worst illiteration ever" award, maybe something like The White Velvet ReVolvorer

Gosh that's awful. Just go with Volvodemort (you also realize this translates to "Volvo of death" in French, right?)
posted by iamkimiam at 11:06 AM on June 28, 2007


Hahah - I think iamkimiam made the best arguement yet. It is decided. Thank you guys!
posted by meta x zen at 11:08 AM on June 28, 2007


Alter Schwede
posted by chillmost at 11:26 AM on June 28, 2007


I've always referred to my cars as "Millenium Falcon". Right now I'm driving a Tundra, which I think I'll call "The Behemoth".
posted by neuron at 12:15 PM on June 28, 2007


Storm Trooper! Or 'Storm' for short. Y'know, because it's white.
posted by Lucie at 6:46 PM on June 28, 2007


Pasty
Whiteout
Thundarr
Swede Chariot
Thor, Son of Lex*
*Get it, "Thor Luthor"?
posted by rob511 at 11:12 PM on June 28, 2007


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