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Mike Stevens | Aug, 04 2014 | 6 Comments

A survey of members with Queensland insurer RACQ has found that the urge to give our cars a name is as prevalent as ever.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said that more than half of younger drivers name their cars, with female motorists the most likely to indulge.

The ten most common nicknames also revealed that the name of the brand or the model is a strong influence for many.

“Some of the results are quite creative but many of nicknames are inspired by the car itself, like the Mitsubishi Lancer or Suzuki Swift.”

Have you named your car? Tell us in the comments below.


Top 10 nicknames for cars

  1. The Beast
  2. Betty or Betsy
  3. Suzie
  4. Bubble or Bubbles
  5. Baby or My Baby
  6. Penny or Penelope
  7. Taylor Swift or Swifty
  8. Fifi
  9. Lance or Lancelot
  10. Ellie, Elle or Ella

Disclosure: this writer’s partner, owner of a 2008 Subaru Liberty, has dubbed her ride ‘Leggy’ in honour of the car’s overseas ‘Subaru Legacy’ name.

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