We don’t need to tell any petrol heads that it’s easy to have an emotional relationship with your car and part of this involves giving it a name. In fact, giving your car a name is more common than not with one survey finding that 8 out of 10 people do it. Without further ado, here are our top tips on how to come up with names for your car.

1. Consider your car’s personality

Obviously, the first thing you need to consider when naming your car is its personality. This might sound silly but there are actually lots of factors which affect this. Firstly, think about the way your car looks: if your car is small and sweet-looking (e.g. a Fiat 500) a name like Gary might not be suitable. It’s also fun to consider the make and model as part of drawing up a personality. An older model should have an older name and vice versa.

2. Your personality

Your personality makes a big difference when naming your car. If you have a louder personality, for example, you might want to pick an out-there name. You should also consider your major interests, for example, if you’re an avid fisher you might want to give your car a name like Marlin.

3. The license plate

The letters in the license plate can act as inspiration for the name you choose, it’s all about being creative with it. There are many ways you can make this work for you, here are a few examples:

  • BTY: This could be an inspiration for Betty, Betsy or Berty.
  • D4N: This could be an inspiration for Dan.
  • RG1: This could be an inspiration for Reggie or Reginald the 1st.

4. The colour

The colour of your car is one of the most obvious parts of your car and it can help to steer you in the right direction. Here are a few examples:

  • Black: Midnight, Black Beauty, Zorro, Storm
  • Red: Ferrari Fred, Scarlet, Ruby
  • Blue: Aqua, Baby, Sky
  • Grey: Onyx, Graham, Bullet
  • White: Ice, Jack/Jill Frost, Snowy

You use your car on a daily basis and it’s easy to get emotionally attached – very easy, believe us. If you’re looking to cement your relationship with your car, you might want to follow our steps above and give it a name!

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