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.

LostInPA | April 14, 2015


KL | April 14, 2015

"Toothless" like the dragon from the Pixar films because the front hood/grill shape and lights look just like him!

... he also can do the Tesla Grin when he does 0-60 real fast:

- K

DonSch | April 14, 2015

Being a Trek fan, the S85 is named Transporter and the P85D is named Energize

usatyke | April 14, 2015

Jessica. She is long (alot longer than the 996 she is replacing), lean and red. She is not bad, she is just drawn that way.

NetWatchR | May 18, 2015

Speaking of anthropomorphism...

Has anyone had the gonads to name theirs "Christine"?
You know, you're just a wonky AI away from it becoming real.


ebender888 | May 18, 2015

Alberta Gator

Emobile | May 19, 2015

Tinactin - Because it's fast actin'

I might just mine by my forum handle...

qblack1 | May 19, 2015

P85+ Black/Black/Carbon fiber/Pano names "I'm in Space!"

Pearl kWh | May 19, 2015


srumpf | May 19, 2015


ashokrs | May 19, 2015


NCC1726 | May 19, 2015

Teslita. My previous vehicles (pickup trucks) have all been boys without names; my sleek and silent blue street shark will definitely be a girl. (Delivery date late June... so excited!)

garygid | May 19, 2015

Nicolas, not quite like Santa or Mr. Tesla, but reminiscent of both.

shuki | May 20, 2015

My 11 yr old son named it "The chicken nugget 3000"
I am so proud

fritzlan | May 20, 2015

Thought long and hard about this. It took some time but I realized my pearl Tesla was macho and powerful and I named him Sampson.

lela | May 20, 2015

We named our wall charger Wall-E and named the car EV-ie. They keep each other company in our garage.

srumpf | June 2, 2015


gleep6991 | June 2, 2015


NKYTA | June 2, 2015

Clever @lela. :-)

DAB | June 2, 2015


Solarwind | June 2, 2015

Our Silver P85D's name is Bucket List. Plate BCTLIST no gender given as yet. Defiantly fulfills name, fun, fun.

datademon | June 2, 2015


Sometimes Annie V.

Short for Anniversary

We took delivery about a month before our 45th wedding anniversary.

I guess that makes it the Tesla Model S Anniversary Edition, at least for us!

H2oover | June 2, 2015

It disappears so fast not sure it was there!!
Pearl white P85D

gloriall | June 2, 2015

The first part is obvious, the numeral is my birthdate.

tmaz | June 2, 2015


Trowbyb | June 2, 2015


sklancha | June 2, 2015


... and we call the little look alike fob, junior

boldstar | June 2, 2015

'Dragon S'; why? Elon started Tesla and SpaceX. SpaceX has the very successful Dragon capsule, thus Dragon (Model) S.

P.S. Elon, please never sell Tesla or SpaceX. Stay at the helm as you are the genius and drive behind both companies. Anyone else will just screw it up. Thank you.

Best regards,


bwb1 | June 2, 2015

Blue Bolt


Phaster | June 2, 2015

Considering "Hulk" as in a "green beast"

GAGSTESLA | June 2, 2015

Ivy, as mine is green...

Bonlaw | June 2, 2015

White Lightening - obviously a white one
BronzeD - titanium D model.

markt777 | June 2, 2015

Magneto. Defiantly a superhero with magnetic powers

FLXD100 - Hedwig | June 3, 2015


Brian H | June 3, 2015

1915? Happy centenary! /:O

chris | June 4, 2015

Mine is black. It's called "The Big Black Cacr"

douglasstuckey | June 4, 2015

Mine is called VISION which seems appropriate for the Elon concept and also the name of my company which provided the funds to purchase my Silver S85.

jbdvm1988 | June 4, 2015

Pearl white with black nose cone. My wife says it looks like a snoopy nose (from peanuts cartoon). Hence the name "Snoopy"

Emobile | June 6, 2015

Teslarossa - in red. Not mine however as wifey nixed the red in favor of beige.

Baltimore Guy | July 19, 2015

Just got mine 2 days ago. Black 85D -- thinking of naming it Voltron. Brings back great memories of the animated series "Defender of the Universe", sounds futuristic, and gives the nod to EV.

Nantang | July 19, 2015


Mine is the new and more vivid blue, and a P85D with splashes of red (brake calipers, rear badges). So, I thought I'd maintain the theme that the factory uses, naming their equipment after X-Men characters.

Yes, Mystique is technically a villain, but a really cool character.

rejdds | July 19, 2015

My Reddy Red Mistress. Named by my wife. She says I fuss over my car more than her.

Rolling Stone | July 19, 2015

I call mine Rolling Stone. Kind of describes a red P85D, doesn't it?

Bruce Williams | July 20, 2015

Our red dragon is named Draco.

Boonedocks | July 20, 2015

Well the kids so love to name things that I let them decide:

21" dark wheels
Obsidian Black
Tinted Windows
Paint covered and sealed
Executive Rear Seats
Every option available except audio as I plan on REUS system

The Kids affectionately named her: EVie

WØQR | July 20, 2015

T-Rex here. Don't steal it.

djk1716 | July 22, 2015

Evr rdy

ashearing | July 22, 2015

How about Heroin. I have never tried it but I understand it induces euphoria and is highly addictive. Sounds about right. S85D.

Emobile | July 22, 2015

But not mine as it's just a lowly 85.

BillBlue | July 22, 2015

Started out as BlueNose after the historical Canadian racing schooner, but my wife keeps calling it my mistress Tessie, so I had to change it even though it is not unique. Apologies to all the other Tessies out there ...