What's the name of your car?

What's the name of your car?

Just curious, have you named your car? What is it, and why?

Originally I named mine Ninja for stealth, speed, and black. It went cold as it's not personable.
Then I named her Stela, same letters as Tesla, and famously linked with the word DESIRE
When I got the car, the size and power simply do not match the name Stela.
This morning, I like the name Nelson - Nelson Mandela is in SA as EM was from, he's black :-) and he changed the world; Nelson Piqué was an F1 driver, and he's fast.
Hope this one sticks.

How about you?

UPDATE: The above was from summer 2013. Fast forward to December 31, 2016. I just traded in Nelson for......

NELSON II ( pronounced Nelson the second, like Henry the eighth)

When the comment was made about needing to make up my mind or it would not come if I called, I had no idea that "the dog" would actually come one day!

For a moment, I had the weakness towards a white one, would have named it " Princess Leia " referencing the first outfit & hair; but white did not survive the test of time. Here I am, with another black one, with its enhanced sophistication, capabilities and the cup-holders that the male customers screamed for, but without the innocence, sense of adventure, adorable flaws, and teen-age-like excitement , that was Nelson the first.

DTsea | November 18, 2013

I call it 'my car' or to differentiate from the other car 'the Tesla.'

It's funny how people name inanimate objects- how connected we become to them.

dfritz | November 18, 2013

Jamie Lee, as in Jamie Lee Curtis, because the car is just like her back in the day. Sexy with a great attitude and tremendous headlights!

Mathew98 | November 18, 2013

Elektra - As in the ninja assassin in red outfit from DareDevil fame. Her signature costume color matches my MC red and the name fits the bill too.

C-NRG-GO | November 18, 2013

Nicola Tess LaCarrée

DanD | November 18, 2013

Samantha - Do you know any Samanthas that aren't sexy? And from Bewitched - magic.

RonaldA | November 18, 2013

Mr. T., I pity the fool that doesn't buy one

Mathew98 | November 18, 2013

@RonaldA - You ought to put in a black strip on the top of the roof to emulate the mohawk for Mr. T.

Roamer@AZ USA | November 18, 2013


gwstephens | November 18, 2013

Lil' Sheeba

PapaSmurf | November 18, 2013


LV2SF | November 18, 2013

Lucy. She's red and I Love Lucy. Plus Lucy Lawless is Xena Warrior Princess!

Longhorn92 | November 18, 2013

Batmobile (black on black)

rfriess | November 18, 2013

The Red Car

AmpedRealtor | November 18, 2013

Sebastian :)

Panoz | November 18, 2013

Mine would be "Second Mortgage"

NKYTA | November 18, 2013

@Panoz "Mine would be "Second Mortgage""

Recently paid off my first car loan ever - most of the cash came from TSLA, but holding the rest long and bought some more today.

Panoz | November 18, 2013

Interesting factoid: all Panoz automobiles are named at the factory. You can even call the factory, tell them your car's name, and they know you. My car's name is Leslie.

AoneOne | November 18, 2013

Elsa after the lioness (or li-ioness).

It's a quiet, powerful, quick cat.

mggurley | November 19, 2013


Brian H | November 19, 2013

Yeah, a stiff, hairy strip would be a real attention-getter! Tough with a pano, though.

krissu | November 19, 2013

Sourcing parts

hcwhy | January 31, 2014


Nuts4MS | January 31, 2014

I think of it as the TARDIS but didn't get it on the plates since it's not blue :)

skymaster | January 31, 2014

We named her "Tess"... and she is smooth as silk!!!

SnowWhine | January 31, 2014

Bonnie Brown Tesla Nilsen

Bonnie for happy
Brown for her color
Tesla for ummm Tesla
Nilsen for us! Every baby needs a first, middle and last name IMHO


soren | January 31, 2014

Haven't given the car a name, but my four year old daughter have named it: Lightning star.
And the same time she has named our audi a6 ice: Old rumble.
Says it all :)

htappen | February 1, 2014

Mine is 'PUFF' (the magic dragon)

wilson.bart | March 7, 2014

Everything I own that I care about is "Bob."

edwpaul | September 19, 2014

Zro Hro

Sam_S | September 19, 2014


evsisson | October 10, 2014

Some of the names in this thread are very good:

Nicola Tess LaCarrée
Mr. T
Ginger Teslarosa

I think I'll go with Muskrat. It's got a low and streamlined nose and nicely developed haunches. I've got some negative reactions to the rat reference. However, rats are clean and make good pets. And how could anyone object after hearing the song Muskrat Love by The Captain and Tenille.

Names I'd consider for the Model X are Musk-ox od Musk Melon.

jwilson | January 4, 2015

Flow for the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of organized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. (Wikipedia) Also, because of the movement of electrons.
Her plate says ESTRGN because she is the reflection of a woman's strength.

rbgliny | January 4, 2015

Named mine FRNKNSTN | January 4, 2015

Her name is Snow.

Bighorn | January 4, 2015

I think I'd be a little unnerved seeing ESTRGN next to FLOW--maybe it's just me:) | January 4, 2015


Cos Chocolate Lightning sounds like a gastro-intestinal problem. Or memories of my colonoscopy.

Hoping for license plate HOT POOP.

Haggy | January 4, 2015

Mine is Esmeralda. She doesn't have a last name. I thought Esmeralda Verde didn't have a nice ring to it and couldn't think of anything else appropriate.

1BadNerd | January 4, 2015

Another Serenity. It's more reliable than a Firefly class, but it is green.

"I'm a leaf on the wind...."

mrspaghetti | January 4, 2015

Leaning towards Beula.

Ok, just kidding. I'm going to let my 9 year-old name it. | January 5, 2015

Zeus. My wife decided our S85 was a male so we chose Zeus. Zeus, one of the highly ranked Greek/Roman gods had a habit of hurling lightning bolts down upon the earthbound demigods that had displeased him in one way or another. So owners of lesser vehicles should behave or risk the displeasure of the mighty Zeus.

Kimscar | January 5, 2015

I picked Serena. I watched Bewitched as a kid and I liked Samantha but I liked her twin cousin Serena a little more.

gwpotter | January 5, 2015


P.Mac | January 5, 2015


clomi | January 5, 2015

Named mine "Ouate"
French for "Cotton wool" for the smooth driving, like being in or on a cloud.
And same prononciation as "Watt"
Fitting...considering lightning sometimes come out of it (without thunder...)

srgtfury | January 5, 2015

FURY, but it only answers when it feels like it...

Thank you very much


Neko | January 5, 2015

Minminnepuchi - it means lightning bug in Tamil.

Literally: light-light bug.

Shesmyne2 | January 5, 2015

Luv it, only Voldermort. (Or of course He who should not be mentioned..)

Still Grinning ;-)

cweber | January 5, 2015


brian_in_TX | January 5, 2015

Electra, but since we picked up right before Christmas, we strongly considered Blitzen.

dborn | January 5, 2015

Red Devil. I have a sticker with the name in chrome letters, and the EV in scarlet superimposed on the chrome. Name sits directly above the 85 on her rump. The GPS voice is " Red" and otherwise I refer to her as Devvie. She is, of course, Signature red.