Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Boris has gone

Recommended Posts

Hi All,

I see more and more vehicles with number plates on the front dash with the name of the drivers' cars. As long as I can remember, I have always named my cars or vans.

The first being a mini van called Morris. A Honda called Henry etc., I am interested to know when the naming of cars first started and if this is popular in other countries.

As we bought a Toyota Auris we called it Boris but soon got rid of that and changed it to Horace.

What do you call yours?


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes believe it or not it is a lot more popular then you would think. You may remember the  Eddie Stobart haulage company who used to name all there trucks and this had a large following.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know it as a girly thing for cars but look at railway engines from Puffin Bill onwards. 

WW1 tanks had names.  Aircraft also with many WW2 aircraft, tanks and guns. I saw Army Challenger 2 tanks also with names though I can't remember the series. 

Someone I know with his initials on the plate VAD, we called his car the Impaler; it was the upmarket version of the Mondeo. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...