The Most Popular Nicknames People Give Their Cars & Trucks
I have named my cars for decades. I have owned Rhonda the Ram, Miss Celie the Chrysler 300, Jujubee the Jeep and others. I'm now the proud of owner of a newly named car, but more on that in a second.
In the meantime, meet Emma Thompson (from Owensboro, KY) and her vehicle Lucille.
Emma is a huge Kenny Rogers fan. Of course, Kenny had a massive hit with this song.
So, when it came time to name her 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Emma tossed around a few contenders: Rueben, James and Lucille. It was her love of Kenny that carried Lucille across the finish line and, well, the bumper!
As it turns out, Emma and I are not alone in our love for naming our cars. A 2018 survey suggests that more than 40% of people in the country name their vehicles.
In 2020, BuyPower Card conducted a survey of Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners and AOL published the findings. Here's a quick, fun stat from that survey. 1 in 6 people surveyed (17%) admitted they like to name their vehicles.
And, just what are they naming them? Here's the list from that survey and AOL recap.
THE MOST COMMON NICKNAMES FOR CARS & TRUCKS
#10- Bessy, Dora, Fred and Goldie
FUN FACT: My current car's name is Fred. I call him Fred the Fusion!
#9- Ginger, Stella, Zippy
#8- Big Blue, Black Beauty
OBSERVATION: Seems more people spell "Bessie" with an "ie" than "Bessy" with a "y".
#6- Betty, Sally
#4- Baby, Pearl, Ruby, The Beast
ADDITIONAL FUN FACT: I used to be a junior bowler. I named by bowling ball "Pearl".
ANOTHER FUN FACT: The very first vehicle I ever named was my Blazer- Bob!
So, does your vehicle have a name?