Naming your motorhome

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  1. Jandek

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    Have you named your motor home and if so what inspired it?
    We took delivery of our first van on the 20th anniversary of my Mums death, so we named her after her - Winnie.
    Our next van was much smaller so she became Minnie Winnie.
    We have had our present van since May and as yet have not given her a name. I feel she needs one !
    Do you just call yours the van or the moho or are you a bit soft like us ?:RollEyes:
     
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    "The camper" because that's what it is.
     
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    Call mine the bed on wheels
     
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    Sadly THE VAN because that what it is but we say it with a bit of effection LOL.:RollEyes:
     
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    Nobby because of it's registration Number KN08
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    I have started a journal

    http://worldismylobster.moonfruit.com/

    and kept writing about the "bus" which was difficult to type and he suddenly metamorphosed in to Thebus which I feel has a Grecian ring rather like my travelling companion Phoebe
     
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    Our old Kon-Tiki was affectionately known as Connie,,,,, for the obvious reason, but it also seemed right.

    Our current one is just either 'van' 'boogibus' 'MoHo' or 'money pit' at the moment. As it's an Apache there's no real link to a name (other than Geronimo) :Eeek: - sometimes I have heard myself call her Anña (as in Anya) when on a very steep hill, as in "Come on Anña, you can do it, you can do it girl"............
    :Laughing:

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    I have been trying for the past 12 months to come up with a name. Quasimodo is the best I can manage because it has a big lump on the roof! When we first travelled in it the pots and pans fell out of the cupboard so I christened it the Tinkers Van. None of these names stick ...... It is still called the Van :Eek!:
     
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    Dora the explorer :Smile:
     
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    Dora because of the no. plate only thing that sounded right.starts with DAO3
     
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    Ours is just 'The Bus'! Van sounds more like a caravan:Eeek:
     
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    Despite my plate ending in FOC ours is called saphire because we bought it for our anniversary.
    Dave. :thumb:
     
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    I find some vehicles lend themselves naturally to being named. Others don't.

    And there's no logic or reason to it. I don't consciously name my cars.

    So, for example, our 41 year-old Series III Land Rover is called Toby because his registration starts with TPB. It just happened and we decided on the name before we collected him from the seller.

    Our other three cars are unnamed. They're just known by their model names.

    Yet my RMB was called 'Udo' before we collected him. This was because the seller was a chap called Udo and the name kind of stuck. It fits perfectly.
     
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    I suspect your good lady puts it down to the driver rather than the registration number.

    Bet she shortens it too.

    KNO8

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    Arrived in May? perhaps Winnie-May or Minnie-May?

    Ours is nameless. :Sad:
     
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    Naming the camper

    Our previous one was known as Thistledew, because it did.
    The current one is Thistledew Too ---- for exactly the same reason!
     
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    Surely you should call it "Brian" the most famous snail from the magic roundabout. :thumb:
     
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    naming the camper.

    I have a small boat which we sometimes tow behind Thistledew Too. We call that Thistledew Aswel.
    Sad or what?:Sad:
     
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    Well, in that case, go the American route, and call it Winnie-May-Go. :Smile:
     
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