“What's in a name? that which we call a rose........

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  1. jansellsbond

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    Do you have a name for your motorhome? How did you come by that name? Many years ago the wife and I had a motorhome in New Zealand where a beach hut or a more sophisticated equivalent was called a "batch" perhaps short for a bachelor apartment (citation needed) and we called our home for six months "WheelieBatch" . Now we are off for a couple of years of so in our U.K. type motorhome to tour Europe and will call our new home by the same name. Who has a name and a good reason for the name of their home?
     
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  2. ambulancekidd

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    Our old Bongo was called Valentine Teabag, bought on Valentines day & had a smell of teabags lol. Myfanwy for our Sprinter, as we have a strong Welsh connection.
     
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  3. DiggerJon

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    "Wallace" - from its original registration before I had my vanity plate on it!
     
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    'Rocinante' Whernside 1.JPG
     
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    We, well my wife called our van Gertie, why I don't know as it an Italian van but she's Gertie now and always will be. :)
     
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    CJ cause the logo for CI looks like cj
     
  7. Ralph-n-Bev

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    image.jpeg PUG
    Cos we have a Peugeot PVC (panel van conversion)
    I bought Ralph the reg RB14 PUG as a pressie for working so hard converting Pug ( Ralph Bev 14 PUG ) we love getting out and about in him as much as possible.
     
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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    The current van is Buffy because of her registration ending in "BUF". The new one will be Jemima :)
    Her registration will end in "DUX" and my Mum always said she wished she had called me Jemima because I was usually found sitting in any puddle I could find. These days I don't make my own :)
     
  9. Clarky

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    Ours is Celine.
    Think the reason is pretty obvious. (y);)
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    Had ours 20 months now and it still hasn't got a name. Can't seem to find the right one. We call it the Van.
    Could be Vangelis, Vanessa, Vanda, Evan, but none of them are right.
     
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    Just the van, the caravan that preceded it had the same as did the Bessie usually and all three have been and are the only van we have. I suggested Pontius for this one (since it's a Pilote, obviously) but Pete pointed out he didn't think that the original was really portrayed as a very nice person - so No Way.
     
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    My Chausson was a Gertie also slighly portly and bit overweight.
     
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    My new Hymer is an ML-i, I cannot have Millie as that has gone to another of the same ilk. Wifey wants Germima or Hermione.
    If it is a choice then the latter, Hermione would be the better
     
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    I'm Irish and like to do a lot of Roving....:whistle:...:D wex2.jpg
     
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    Duzuz.
     
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    Peanuts because of the tenuous link to the registration - **** YKP
     
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    Harvey because he has pretensions to being an RV.
    But much to his disgust he's commonly referred to as 'the van'.
     
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    Woman calls it She, I call it 'bloody thing' for short, or sometimes give its full title
    'bloody thing has gone wrong again'
     
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    Our previous two vans were Nelly 1 and nelly 2 as my sister said it looked like a white elephant on the drive ! Van now is Holly as it's a hobby some joker/funster said it should be Nobby on a previous thread!!:LOL:
     
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    We've had Genevieve, Woody, Panda and now The Mouse (y) 20160605_110144.jpg
     
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