Big big holiday tomorrow, people -- it's Name Your Car Day!
No, I don't know why, or who the hell started it. I know it's true because I saw it on http://www.holidayinsights.com/, and if it's on the interwebz you know it has to be true!
I have had my current name-deprived car three years, and I love it. A black Acura RDX. And it is almost paid for now, so soon I will love it even more.
Until now I had not realized how deprived the car is because it does not have a name. Boats have names. Fancy houses have names. Even criminals have names. Mel Gibson has a name. So clearly I have been a delinquent car owner. Gotta fix that.
And while my car is name-deprived, the GPS system does have a name. Two summers ago, K and I were driving to Vancouver and during that 13-hour drive you tend to get a tad silly, and we decided as the GPS came on in her loud demanding overly polite voice that she should have a proper name. So we did the research, considered the options, took a straw poll, and went through the process. Nah, we didn't do any of that crap. We were listening to Olivia Newton-John's greatest hits at the time, so we named the GPS Olivia and that has stuck ever since. And yes, Olivia Newton John's Greatest Hits. Don't judge.
As I am a guy, and this is a big black car, I want it to have a guy name.
I have a challenge with names. I stutter, so I want to avoid words and letters I will always trip over. Which is why Alfred works so well for the pooch. So Derrick is out. As is Thomas. And Joseph. And Bruce. Hell, Bruce was out anyway, even I think that one is waaaay too gay.
So what have I thought of? Juan because it's sexy. Stewart for Jon Stewart. Oscar because I like it (and Oscar was second name choice for Alfie). Clinton for Hillary Clinton. Ryan for Ryan Reynolds. Murphy for Murphy Brown (stutter may be an issue there). Elvis. Or Stephen for Stephen King...
Okay, I can't decide. Which of these works? Other ideas...? Name my car, people!