For those of you who have named your Prius...

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  1. PaulHS

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    How did you decide what gender he/she was?

    Though it seems that the names that owners have mentioned here on PC are mostly female, there are a few male Prii. I knew mine was male but I can't explain why...
     
  2. David Beale

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    Pearl is female. We don't go until she decides it's ok to do so. Ergo Pearl is female.

    Pearl is smarter than I. Therefore Pearl absolutely deserves a name.

    ;)
     
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    Sipper is definately a female - with a mind of her own. Smarter than most cars, but cares to mostly keep that to herself.
     
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    Sheepdog C'Mere Sheepie!

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    It's easy to name a car. You sit it it and he/she just sort of tells you. Rachel is a female sheep down under. My wife's Pri is "Sheepie" and she says female even tho blue. I am the Sheepdog. Just sort of fits you know?
    My Flock!
     
  5. PaulHS

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    David, "Pearl" makes perfect sense: Driftwood Pearl. I get it.

    krmcg, "sipper" is non gender-specific. I'm stumped by this one.

    Sheepdog, "L'il Rachel" is a great name. A Barcelona Red Prius is definitely female, no matter what she's named.

    I'm beginning to get a hint as to why PHriuS is male. The Silver Pine Mica has a utilitarian look, and I drive almost exclusively to and from work. They seem to be male attributes.
     
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    Sheepdog C'Mere Sheepie!

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    Also Paul, I just don't see many SPM Prii around. That kind of makes 'Him' an individualist who goes his own way. Thats definitely male!
     
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    Flounder is a male.

    Guess I have one of the few males. Named it Flounder because like the fish, the prius is different. It is dark gray and just seemed to be male.
     
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    Sheepdog, around here, there are oodles of every color Prius. I wonder, are there different regional color preferences?

    airedale, I like your reasoning!

    Wonder how the ladies name their Prii... Or am I opening a can of worms here?
     
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    Mine's named Judas Prius, because we're always heading out to the highway.
     
  10. Sufferin' Prius Envy

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    By deduction, our Prius is a fiery redhead named "Prius."

    She came with a tramp stamp on her nice person which says so.

    But, with the "Hybrid Synergy Drive" stamp on the other cheek, I'm pretty sure she goes both ways. :eek:
     
  11. judymcfarland

    judymcfarland Queen of Moral Indignation

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    "Princess Fiona" - need I say more?
    OTOH my friends silver Prius is Renaud (the silver fox) and definitely a boy.
    The Prius is the first "girl" car I've had - all the others seemed to be boys.
     
  12. Rokeby

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    In my case, finding exactly the car I wanted involved a nationwide
    Internet search. Ultimately found it some 400 miles away in Rhode Island.

    While I was working out the details with the dealer, in a moment of non-
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    always liked: "A boy found a dream upon a distant shore, a maid..." So the
    car was a girl. Her name, like the song's, is Amapola, Spanish for "poppy."

    Here's the song:
    http://www.pcdon.com/-JimmyDorsey_Amapola.wav

    In the second half of the song Jeanete MacDonald sings, and she captures
    the life, and excitement, and energy that Amapola provides daily.

    FWIW, here's the whole story:
    http://priuschat.com/forums/newbie-forum/41972-c3po-crapulous-personal-prius-purchasing-qdyssey.html
     
  13. PaulHS

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    phandshaw, "Mine's named Judas Prius, because we're always heading out to the highway."
    :pound: Took me a while, but I got it.

    Patrick, the name is awfully familiar, but she sounds sassy! She has some history and carries a lot of baggage. :D

    Judy, how did you conclude she was female?

    Rokeby, that's beautiful! And maybe not so non-linear after all. Romantic, exciting and energetic! Definitely describes a female Prius.
     
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    I actually had a name for my Prius ("Tommy", short for "Tom Swift And His Electo-Mechanical Motor Car") before I actually had it. I name the GPS Holly, though, because of the voice you know she's female. Although for those who get the Red Dwarf reference from which I got the name know it can be male, too.
     
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    Ships, starships, and shuttlecraft are always referred to as feminine, even when she is named after as male such as the Nimitz, the Bozeman, or the Zhang Heng.
     
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    Stev0 and Doc Willie:

    Interesting... Two forms of gender schizophrenia.
     
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    My '08 Spectra Blue Touring Pkg 6 is called "Charlie" as in Charlie Brown because he lives with an '08 Magnetic Grey Hybrid Camry named "Lucy".
     
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    "Priapus" is a male. Plain and simple. Have you seen the size of his antenna?

    (That navigation voice is his feminine side)
     
  19. judymcfarland

    judymcfarland Queen of Moral Indignation

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    How did I know Fiona was a girl? Well, I think it's a little late for the birds & the bees lecture. . . .

    All I can say is, you just know. The same way I know that my teddy bear is Chloe & the stuffed border collier is Pete, even though he has a little stuffed puppy he carries around.

    My daughter's handheld Garmin GPS is "Gary" (Garrie?) in spite of having a female voice. My identical one is "Ernestine". Her little blue Yaris is "Cher". Our previous cars (98 Cavalier and 94 Cutlass Ciera) were Little Black and Big White, both boys.

    I do think you have to spend a little time with your Prius before he/she speaks to you - kind of like the old days when you had to wait to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl. No known gender test for the Prius that has not arrived.
     
  20. blamy

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    Its kind of like naming your boat. Those of you who have had this pleasure know instantly the angst associated with naming. I am considering naming my Prius "The Downeaster Electra" Downeaster for Florida and Electra for its HSD system (not the Buick!:eek:) Any thoughts? (And due respect to Billy Joel.)
     
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