Post your GPS names

 

I thought that it would be cool to see what names people have given their GPS units and maybe why you named it such.

I named mine Sophia. I did this because there is a dumb movie called "How to lose a guy in 10 days" and in it the girl names the guys penis "Princess Sophia" and I thought that by giving it that name you emasculate this man...well the traditional Joke about man is that he always feel emasculated about asking for directions and well I ask the GPS unit for directions all the time. You get the idea =)

Please share your stories and names.

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No Originality

Yeah, I went with the voice's name too: Emily.

My g/f hates her. I think she's jealous.

Jeepy

Or is that Geepy?

Name that GPS

What name does everyone have for their GPS......... my Nuvi 350 is Alice, what is yours................ grin

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Earl-Nuvi 350

gps name

Mine is Lola...not sure why. Just seemed to fit

Is miss poi already taken?

Is miss poi already taken? lol.

GPS name

I have a C340 and of course I call it Jill. My wife likes that name also. However, my son hates my GPS and calls it @$%&))%#. Wow, he does hate it! It seems to want to talk whenever he wants to talk.

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Sheila the Tank Lady

Our nuvi 350 uses Karen's voice and is named "Sheila" after the voice of the battle tank navigation system in the online Halo webisode series "Red vs. Blue." If you haven't seen the episode, it's well worth it.

"Wait wait - go back! Why are there six pedals if there are only four directions?"

What is in a name

I name mine "Indian" because in all those western movies the guy who always knew his way around was the Indian, he never got lost and was always helping the cowboy find his way and track to the nearest bad guy or Saloon.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

My wife named it Marge. For

My wife named it Marge. For some reason she thought "Marge Garmin" had a ring to it. I guess it does.

Penelope

I'm a fan of English murder mysteries (Agatha Christie, Reginald Hill, etc.) and there always seems to be a character named Penelope. Since I use the British female voice, please say hello to Lady Penelope Garmin.

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Bob: My toys: Nüvi 1390T, Droid X2, Nook Color (rooted), Motorola Xoom, Kindle 2, a Yo-Yo and a Slinky. Gotta have toys.

Name

My wife also refers to my Garmin StreetPilot 2730 by the voice's name, Jill. We were sort of wondering when they would come out with an "big city" voice for Garmin GPS units. That way if you get off route it will threaten you and say, "Get back on route right now, or I will cut you!"

Fergie

I also like the female British accent.

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Garmin GPS V, Garmin Streetpilot 2610, Garmin Nuvi 760

Naming a GPS

I haven't named mine. I was supprised to see how many people named thiers.

Ken

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TomTom VIA 1535 TM Retired GPS's TomTom XL 350 TM nüvi 200 nüvi 205

Re: Post Your GPS Names

I was thinking of naming mine "GW Bush", but then I thought...My Nüvi 670 is intelligent "and" knows how to speak the English language, so that wouldn't work...

Regards,

tailspin

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

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I usualy refers to my GPS a "The bitch in the box", Always yelling at me but the best part of it, I can shut her down anytime mrgreen

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Oregon 400tc, Nuvi 250W, Etrex, DELUO with TT3+ and Neutec SM-1645 (APRS), DELORME Tripmate with KAN 3 Plus and Motorola Mocom 35 (APRS)

Jacques PS!

Ever since we got my Garmin eTrex Legend back in '03, my wife and I have called him "Jacques" or "Jacques PS".

This name has since been passed on to our Nuvi 200.

E.g. "Sweety, want me to bring Jacques?"

Naming our GPSr

My wife and I call our GPSr Roxy. My younger daughter and her husband call theirs Gloria Paige Samsonite (G-P-S, get it?). My older daughter thinks that we all need to get a life!
All of us have Garmin C530s.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Garmin 350

We named in Wilma....but i have no idea why

gpa

I call my gps sonja after a pretty girl I went to school with.

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Jill most of the time

I refer to my gps units as "Jill" most of the time. When she gets cantakerous, she is called several other names that probably should not be mentioned.

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Firemen Like It Hot, Wet, and Nasty !

My GPS...

Wife calls it "The Garmin"

I call the womans voice Broomhilda
I call the mans voice Jeeves.

Haven't named mine ... yet

I haven't named mine just yet, but I am using a male voice..... my wife says I am simply too stubborn to take orders from a woman!

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Garmin Nüvi 855 & 760, iPhone, Magellan RM860T

MY GPS

We named are LouLou smile

Depends...

What I call it depends on how close it got me to my intended destination. smile

GPS Names

We call all of our gps's Gertrude and one of the reason's is after the first recaculate she sounds like she is getting rude and upset with us for not going the way she wants.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

We heard the name Garmina

We heard the name Garmina and it kinda stuck. I think mine may need a more girly name though. When I`m on the road and alone; if she`s right it`s sweetheart, when the data is wrong, she`s my little female dog.

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c330/530 "Hurry up and wait." "If you can read this, thank a teacher. And since it`s in English, thank a soldier."

Post your GPS names

I don't know if this is true or not,and I have never been able to verify it, but when I got my 2610 I was told by someone that the voice they used was an employee of Garmin and that her name was Betty so that is the name we use. On my 2820 I have been using Jack's voice so I guess that is as good as name as any.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

GPS name

My Garmin C530 has a name. Several names, in fact. Mostly I call her "the limey bitch". Guess which voice I chose. She's unusually wrong. Most of the time (in a straight line she knows she's going North!) she's fairly correct, but a LOT of the time she's more lost than I am.
She is totally lost anywhere within 5 miles of downtown Cincinnati and most places in western Kentucky. A friend has the same model and it is also screwy in those areas.
On a recent trip to a small town in very northern Louisiana she thought the fastest route would be to leave our stopover in Memphis and avoid I55 entirely and use state routes down to Jackson, then across I20 and then head north. That's about 220 miles longer than going through Little Rock, and about an hour longer driving.
She also sometimes forgets her left and right. Ok, she OFTEN doesn't know her left from right.
Before anyone tries to "fix" it, let me say I still like her and won't even attempt to change her. I've learned to enjoy the thrill of slamming on my brakes for a turn she calls out too late. To enjoy fighting three lanes of Atlanta traffic to get into the left lane for an exit that's really on the right. And there's all of those wonderful excursions into cemetaries, parks, military installations and municipal garage gravel storage facilities on the 'fastest route' to my destination.
I've learned to love the Silly Limey Bitch. I just take her advice with the same grain of salt I would if asking directions of any crackhead.

I need to get out more

Since I use a Garmin and a TomTom, depending on what I'm doing, I just call them both TomTom. Everyone seems to know what I'm talking about so it works for us.

Post your GPS names

I call mine Hildie (hill-D). Don't ask me why. I call it Hildie once and it just stuck.

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Ray- **Garmin Nuvi760**

I Call My 660 Poshlee

Poshlee is a rough English spelling for the Russian phrase "let's go".

GPS name

brodark wrote:

... (snip) I've learned to enjoy the thrill of slamming on my brakes for a turn she calls out too late. To enjoy fighting three lanes of Atlanta traffic to get into the left lane for an exit that's really on the right. And there's all of those wonderful excursions into cemetaries, parks, military installations and municipal garage gravel storage facilities on the 'fastest route' to my destination.. (snip)

I like your spirit of adventure..!!

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Nuvi 260 Nuvi 295W

We use the voice of Lee, but

We use the voice of Lee, but the unit is referred to as Raphael, named after the Archangel.

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Ted in Ohio, c340, 1490T with lifetime maps

Nuvus The Nuvi

Nuvus... of latin descent.

C330 name

I called my C330 "Mon ami" = (My frend), a frend will always help you.

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Claude using Garmin c330,Nuvi 250W and a Etrex venture Cx. Member #2602

Garmin names

Garmin nuvi 250 sounds very strange. We call ours "Drake" for Sir Francis Drake, a great navigator. The voice is Lady Drake's. She can be a real shrew.

GPS Names

I named mine "Lise" (Lost in Space). Seems to get lost in the route at times. RECALCULATING

Nuvi 350.

Nuvi 350.

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Go Blackhawks

gps name

my 93 year old mother-in-law loves my GPS and shushes everyone in the car while the directions are being annonced.
she can't remember the name GPS, so she calls it "Destination"
that's the last thing that she always hears @ remembers. :>))

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marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

Post Your GPS Names

Mati. I had Australian Terriers for a long time so the female Aussie voice is naturally Mati. This prevents confusion with the Mrs. who IS She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Westerns

flaco wrote:

I name mine "Indian" because in all those western movies the guy who always knew his way around was the Indian, he never got lost and was always helping the cowboy find his way and track to the nearest bad guy or Saloon.

laugh out loud I use the English butler and usually call him Danny, but I think his name just changed to "Tonto". grin

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Ron - StreetPilot C-340, Nuvi 750

Name

Yes Dear

Need I say more?

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Callie

Callie because that's a British name for the British accent. Full name Ree Callie because she is always recalculating!

She-who for short?

creditking wrote:

Mati. I had Australian Terriers for a long time so the female Aussie voice is naturally Mati. This prevents confusion with the Mrs. who IS She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Do you abbreviate that to She-who? smile

I'm still partial to my nickname for all my various electronics...FRED: as in (expletive deleted) Retarded Electronic Device. smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Names

Mine is Ozzy.

name

I just call my Nuvi 660 "Nuvi".

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-Blain-

Sorry, I don't typically name inanimate object

Do y'all name your microwave, TV, VCR, and PC as well?

I do use the British female voice, cause I think it sounds sexier than any of the other options...

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...of course that's just my opinion.

B_tching Betty

adcusnret wrote:

this is actually short for the Bi**hing betty, she is always holloring at me.

From Wikipedia:Bi***ing Betty is the slang term some pilots and crew (mainly North American) use when referring to the voice used on some onboard aircraft systems which provide audible spoken warnings.

Today, at least in aircraft systems, the annuciation voices may be either male or female, and in some cases, they can be selected according to the pilot's preferences. Thus, if the voice is female, it is referred to as Bitching Betty; if the voice is male, it is referred to as Bitching Bob.

There are two notable systems which today are normally found in most commercial and military aircraft, the TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) and TAWS/EGPWS (Terrain Avoidance Warning System / Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System). These provide warnings and spoken (verbal) resolution instructions through the ICAS (Indication and Crew Alerting System).

I understand the system in the F18 is particularily annoying.

It has been Betty ever since we got the garmin.

Daniel

My wife named ours after the British TTS voice. smile

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Nüvi 2595LMT

Callie

gdfaini wrote:

Ours is Emma, because of the British accent.

Callie for the same reason.

First name is Ree, Ree Callie for recalculating in that British accent.

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