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.
Yeah, I went with the voice's name too: Emily.
My g/f hates her. I think she's jealous.
Or is that Geepy?
What name does everyone have for their GPS......... my Nuvi 350 is Alice, what is yours................
Mine is Lola...not sure why. Just seemed to fit
Is miss poi already taken? lol.
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.
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?"
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.
My wife named it Marge. For some reason she thought "Marge Garmin" had a ring to it. I guess it does.
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.
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!"
I also like the female British accent.
I haven't named mine. I was supprised to see how many people named thiers.
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...
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
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?"
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.
We named in Wilma....but i have no idea why
I call my gps sonja after a pretty girl I went to school with.
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.
Wife calls it "The Garmin"
I call the womans voice Broomhilda
I call the mans voice Jeeves.
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!
We named are LouLou
What I call it depends on how close it got me to my intended destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I call mine Hildie (hill-D). Don't ask me why. I call it Hildie once and it just stuck.
Poshlee is a rough English spelling for the Russian phrase "let's go".
... (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..!!
We use the voice of Lee, but the unit is referred to as Raphael, named after the Archangel.
Nuvus... of latin descent.
I called my C330 "Mon ami" = (My frend), a frend will always help you.
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.
I named mine "Lise" (Lost in Space). Seems to get lost in the route at times. RECALCULATING
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. :>))
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.
I use the English butler and usually call him Danny, but I think his name just changed to "Tonto".
Need I say more?
Callie because that's a British name for the British accent. Full name Ree Callie because she is always recalculating!
Do you abbreviate that to She-who?
I'm still partial to my nickname for all my various electronics...FRED: as in (expletive deleted) Retarded Electronic Device.
Mine is Ozzy.
I just call my Nuvi 660 "Nuvi".
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...
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.
My wife named ours after the British TTS voice.
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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