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I really want to give my Volt a great nickname. So far the favorite one that I have come up with is based on the lead singer for one of my favorite bands.

The band is "Electric 6" and the lead singer's name is Dick Valentine.

With this in mind, I want to give my Volt the nickname of "Dick VOLTentine." Anybody else have any great suggestions?
 

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That's too obscure for anyone to get the reference, plus in makes me think about Frankenstein's private parts. How about E-roller, sort of a dig against coal rollers.
 

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Most the time, nicknames are created by man, but on rare occasions the Gods hand them out. Our 2017 was such case.

The day after we bought the 2017 Volt, we took it up to visit one of it's siblings, a 2013 Volt that is attending UC Santa Barbara and living in a dorm. Cars grow up so fast!

Anyhow, the freeway drive was uneventful. We decided to visit Solvang the next day as a family. Solvang is a few miles off the freeway and can get a bit crowded on weekends. I left the Adaptive Cruise Control on and followed the trail of cars into the town. The car in front us was driving really slow, so we were relaxing and enjoying the scenery. The slow car in front turned off the road, then...

ZOOM! The car just took off on it's own and scared the crap out of everybody. It was a fairly congested area, but nothing directly in front of me, and the ACC was still set at 80mph for the freeway. Apparently the car wanted to catch up with traffic, even if it was a 35 mph zone. Note to self, hit SET again after you leave the freeway.

So we call it Christine now. (for the younger crowd, Christine is a novel by Stephen King involving a homicidal car with a mind of it's own).

Oddly enough, while all our trucks and ICE cars have names, Christine is our only Volt that has had a nickname stick. The 2016 is still the Blue Volt, no matter how much we try to rename it.

Moral of the story? Perhaps wait for the Gods to name your car? Both Christine and Satan were named by the Gods. Satan's story is for another day, but I will say to be careful when buying a dead man's car, especially if he's famous for racing.
 

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Christine was a pretty evil '57 Plymouth! Kinda hard on your Volt weren't you? We had a '02 Saturn that developed a balky BCM and would randomly turn the headlights on and off, lock/unlock the doors, etc. It got named Christine till it was repaired.
I named my Volt Hal, for the Hal 9000 computer in 2001, A Space Odyssey. Fortunately it has not earned that moniker! My wife is fond of saying, in Hal's monotone voice "Where are we going today, Bill?" Give your Volt a little time, an appropriate name will appear.
 

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Christine was a pretty evil '57 Plymouth! Kinda hard on your Volt weren't you? We had a '02 Saturn that developed a balky BCM and would randomly turn the headlights on and off, lock/unlock the doors, etc. It got named Christine till it was repaired.
I named my Volt Hal, for the Hal 9000 computer in 2001, A Space Odyssey. Fortunately it has not earned that moniker! My wife is fond of saying, in Hal's monotone voice "Where are we going today, Bill?" Give your Volt a little time, an appropriate name will appear.
The first year I owned my g1 volt, it seemed to be a debris catcher. Everything from flying rocks ruining both a left and right body panel (two separate incidents) to a rock in the windshield to a kamikaze deer and a stop sign and concrete island that appeared from nowhere. So appropriate names could have been electromagnet or debris-catcher or "bass boat for the body shop owner." But I have yet to give my car a name...
 

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Oh Yeah! Wish I could get that Hal 9000 picture for the center display. We watched that movie recently. (Saw it at the Seattle Cinerama when it debuted). I'd forgotten the extent of the light show during the excursion through the black hole.
 

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everyone calls my car sparky.
 

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I named my car Redd, but, the family calls her 'The Caddy' since she is the only Cadillac in the fleet.
 

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I'm still waiting for someone to nickname the Volt. When I had the Prius, the guys at work used to call it the vagina on wheels.
 

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My wife calls it "your ego" as in "are you washing your ego again?!?"

The really funny thing is that her Mazda is "the Mazda" and the Jeep is "the Jeep" or sometimes "the truck" but the Volt is nearly always "the car".

Which always makes me think of this...
 

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I named my car EVE. In Pixar's WALL-E, EVE is the beautiful robot that WALL-E falls in love with. In the movie, EVE stands for Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator. In my case, I changed it to Electric Vehicle Extraordinaire.
 
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