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What do you call your Cali?

Discussion in 'My VW California' started by Geesvw, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Divshwar
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    Ethel, as in, Ethel Merman the German:)
     
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    Our first Cali, the Beach, was called 'Heinreich Das Hundwagen' (Heiney for short). It was just after we got our second dog, and as my Mini just wasn't big enough for two the Cali became their main mode of transport.

    Our Ocean is imaginatively called 'Heiney 2.0' and still retains the all important dog duties!
     
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    Ours is called Sid. It’s the first initial of my wife, my daughter and I.
     
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    2nd the van. It's a machine, not a living being. Giving it a name is like calling a toaster Hot thing. Just mad.
     
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    Nah, its just like calling your house Rose Cottage or referring to a boat as she, just a sentimental thing that is part of being joyful.
     
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    Moose - as whilst in Alaska 10yrs ago we met a guy in the most remote place in his Cali and he had Moose stickers all over it, he said its because his Cali could go anywhere as does a Moose. Hence we have the number plate MO05E GB yet to put on.
     
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    Bus. It's Dutch for Van. Meant to give it a name but Bus just seems to work perfectly.
     
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    I have a habit of calling mine "the truck" I had a VW Syncro Pick-up for 21 1/2 years. However both are the best vehicles I have ever driven, and I have had a few.
     
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    Stanley after Sean 'Stanley' Leary for adventures
     
  11. Zebedee
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    When we were first told about the Cali we were given the wrong number plate details ZBE so he was Zebedee (1960’s stop motion Magic Roundabout programme - seemed to fit the laid back Cali credentials) his full name is Zebedee Zebra and I have a small Zebedee toy dangle thingy I bought on Fleabay. All our cars have had names.....
     
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    Betty. She's a mojave silver Beach so was going to be Sandy (Beach) but the kids thought that was too much. We couldn't agree and Betty just stuck.
     
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    We call it the Bus

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    Myfanwy. With the f prounced v (as it should be in Welsh!)
     
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    Mine is Belle the Sleeping Car (from Starlight Express)
     
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    Snuezie.
    Mash up of Sue (SWMBO) and the snooze wagon as now retired and slowing down.
     
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    Don't make a habit of naming vehicles, but ours is called Doone - another inheritance story! My dear maiden Auntie Doone (actually second cousin, and not her given name!) was so called because of our family connection to the Ridds of Lorna Doone.
    You'll know which one we are as it says it on the plate!
     
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    Da iawn...
     
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    Modestine: after Robert Louis Stevenson's travelling donkey in the Cevennes
     
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