|Yellow Sports Car!!|
One of the best things about getting a new car is picking out its name. New or used, a good name can give any car character for all your adventures to come. While not everybody bothers to dub their vehicle, it's really quite simple. Got a bright blue car? Call it the Tardis. Have a Mercury? Name it Freddie. A bright yellow sports car as seen above? Mine! Well, not yet, but I can enjoy what I've got in the meantime.
|Ninja Yellow Sports Car!|
When I first came into this shiny, black coupe, it had already had a few adventures of its own, and a few dents to prove it. It was a sporty little thing, complete with spoiler, sunroof, snazzy rims, darkened windows and a general aura of awesomeness, and it didn't take long for me to realize the proper name for this super car.
|Da na na na na na na na... Batmobile!|
|The Bat Boys at rest.|
But after four awesome years, the quirks of the Batmobile started to get a little too quirky. Hot A/C, broken tape player, no antenna, a side mirror held up with a binder clip, an impressive new dent and so on. It even decided to spring a leak in its radiator hose the day I brought it to meet its future owner. Character is one thing, but attitude is quite another.
|A Chevy hit my Batmobile... like a rock.|
As it happened, the car I found to replace the Batmobile turned out to be a nice, little white Corolla, complete with a giant dent in almost the exact same place. Fancy that! Even with one door/window rendered into a wall, three doors is still an upgrade from two. ;)
|The new and improved 3-door car!|
But what to name a little white sedan? I toyed with quite a few options before finding one that worked. Batmobile the White (like Gandalf post-Balrog), Shadowfax, Bartok, Storm Dragon, Sherlock... As fun as these names were, none of them seemed just right. That is, until my mom had a brilliant idea: Charlie the Unicorn (a.k.a. the Unicorolla).
There are few ways to upgrade from a Batmobile, but I figure a unicorn is a pretty good bet, especially a cantankerous unicorn. With a centered antenna and a scar on its side (most likely from a run-in with some less than reputable unicorns), it was clearly meant to be. And now with Charlie by my side, perhaps it's time for a new mascot...
|"We're going to Candy Mountain, Charlie!"|
If you've got a clever car name of your own, feel free to share in the comments!