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.
Mine is called Karen. Our daughter's is called Liam. She didn't like the name of Lee who is the male australian, she thought it should be Liam.
Our Karen sounds very testy after about 2 or 3 "racalculating". It is like her voice changes.
Our course my wife said to me the first time I ignored Karen and got a "recalculating"--"Well I am glad that I am not the only woman you ignore!"
Well my wife came up with the name.
Well my wife and I are quite pleased to see that we are not imagining things when we thought our new Nuvi 750 was getting annoyed with us while saying "recalculating, RECALCULATING".
At first I was calling her Jill but after some really gross mispronunciations of street names in our neighborhood (pee-oh-reah) for Peoria just sounded too much like diareah to both of us. After switching to Jack he does better at most pronunciations. Still not always perfect, but much better.
Now if I could only change the voice
this was a reply to 'spullis'
This is a "family friendly" forum. I cannot tell what I call my GPS. I don't want to be banned forever, hehehehehehehehe!
Ok guys, time to pull this thread out of the gutter. Keep it clean please.
I would name mine Jack because that is what the TTS say.
I love the Shirly one.
I want an irish accent, then Ill find a street named lucky charms.
My wife named ours "Einstein" so I made a splash screen for it.
My 10 year old daughter, named our garmin "Polly"
I call mine S.O.B. (Same Old Baby).
When she's right, she is right. When I'm wrong, SOB will tell me I made a wrong turn. Can't get any better then that.
I call mine Betty. That is what F16 Pilots call the voice prompts their navigation system uses. http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-1950.html
This is so funny! I just bought my first GPS tonight and used it when we went out to dinner and my wife and son decided we needed to 'name' it. My son thought HAL fit except the GPS has a female voice. We decided on "Genie" as in the old TV show. I think I am going to have to buy another unit after my wife uses it a couple of times.
I call her Sam...short for Samantha. That's how she's listed in the root files. No 'attitude' for recalcs either. heh
I use my MP3 player on my nuvi 360 at all times and driving in town It was always talking so I started calling it Ralph Mouth. After the newness wore off I finally turned off the voice prompts for local driving as not to interrupt the music all the time.
We have called my c330 "Mot Mot" from the minute I pulled from the box. Not hard to see where my son got the idea. My co-driver even calls her this.
I call Jill my 2ed wife. My 1st wife Vanjie of 15 years swings a mean frying pan. My 2ed wife Jill tells me where to go. When to get there. How to get there. Get's mad and gripe at me all the way there. "RECALCULATING".
I thought to call her Carmin, but I kept remembering the movie RV.
Hearing Robin Williams say "Thanks Lola" as it's being ever so helpful. Later he tells her to "shut up". Since I've done both it just seemed more appropriate.
Then there's the LOL TLA. Sometimes "Make a U Turn then Turn Left" is very funny. Especially when it could have been "Turn Right".
"You are not on any road." Argh!
Hitting "Detour" has yielded some fun side trips right back to where I was trying to avoid. Cities who do all of their road maintenance the same week challenge Lola to be her most hilarious.
Seriously, Lola did help me get my mother to a hospital quickly ironically 18 hours after buying her (Lola not my mother).
I call her Sarah Jane. Named after one of Dr. Who's sidekicks. Using the British accent of course.
I am an old Knight Rider fan and have called my GPS "Kitt". I love to say "where to now Kitt" and off we go.
I saw your posting and felt I had to respond since I just named my new Garmin Nuvi 760. I had been just referring to it as the "GPS", but thought a name would be better.
I named her GyPSy (get it? ) since I keep going back and forth between the voices for Karen and Jill. Gypsies roam from place to place, so I thought the name was rather appropriate.
I happen to be Fred and I am offended by your acronym! Only kidding. That is actually very funny but unfortunately, true.
Fussy mostly.. it's always telling me "Finding New Route" in that adorable Aussie Accent.. so it's hard to stay mad at her.. When I"m not mad at her, it's Reanne. What I'd really like to know is what she thinks of me when I don't listen
I call mine "Jack" . I went to visit some people recently and told them I brought "My Friend Jack to stay while I was there". Sure got some funny looks- before they saw "him". Then they laughed.
I like the name Rebecca but all she likes to say
is "recalculating" kinda like a nagg
I named mine Joy after my wife. She to is always trying to tell me where to turn, telling me I am driving to fast, and telling me where the rest areas are.
As in "yes Dear."
My baby GPS
I callmine Brunhilda because it is always tellig me whre to go!
I have this thing for Reba McEntire. Now if I call Reba's name in the middle of the night wife thinks I'm fussing at the GPS......so far, so good.....
Who loves ya Reba????
Mine is Linda, a misstress my wife dreamed I had. My friend's current wife had named his ordered Nuvi 260 Judy- his ex wife. When I delivered it some two month's later he wasn't home, but when his wife informed him I had brought Judy all the way back from Florida for him,forgetting the named GPS he shouted, "He brought back who/" and about stroked out.
I address my GPS as "Your Majesty".
You people don't want to know what I call her..
Lets just say, I would rather have her tell me where to go than my wife..
People.. keep it clean!!
mine is Bently
because it tend to get "lazy" (having a hard time getting signals in the dense city) when it comes to Monday. I don't why some Monday is fine, while some others Monday I have weak signals. But it sure remind me of Garfield
I call my 760 Broken or brick or.....Paper weight...
Over the weekend I used my Garmin on a trip to my 70th family reunion. I selected an Austrailian Female Voice on it. My Son's Buddy who was on the trip named it Shelia. As in, Yes we know Shelia, RECALCULATING!!!
We decided on Gertrude. Her full name is Gertrude Priscilla Schneebly. Figured her initials were GPS. One of the church kids was riding with the wife one day, and went home to get his mom's GPS box out to find out if their GPS was named from the factory.
We call our GPS "GPSY" short for gps and travels all over.
my gf calls her(the gps with a girls voice) "her replacement" because I listen to the gps more often than I do my gf AHAHAHAHHA
I have one of those GPSs where it is voice activated by calling it's name. I had originally named it 'Honorificabilitudinitatibus' but I found that by the time I finished calling it name, I was already past the location to which I wanted the GPS to direct me.
I still haven't been to get my GPS to direct me to Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
Longest word used by Shakespeare in his writings - Honorificabilitudinitatibus
Actual location: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu
I have no choice but named it as soon as I realized I need to give it a distinguished name for bluetooth connection with mobile phones. In a common area like restaurant, it is not unusual that you would find more than ten bluetooth devices, some of them may be with same name already.
Mine has always been named Bitching Betty ... some will know what that term means, others can look it up.
PS ... nothing to do with my wife .... Susan
I call mine-- "My friend Jack"!
Mine has been named Sybil. For all the "Personalities" you can pick from it.
Gypsy, 'cuz she wanders a bit.
Lillith on Frasier always had an impatient tone in her voice when speaking with others who were just not quite as smart as she. I detect that same tone from my GPS.... Particularly when I have forced her to recalculate. The whole family now refers to their individual GPS units as LILLITH.
I named mine as Rahadari
I call my 660 Lola and my Factory Toyota GPS Suzie.
And I have know idea why I gave them those names.
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