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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Our GPS is...

Billy -

After Billy the Blue Nose Reindeer!

Right now he is flying a plane, but it's still known as Billy.

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B - Betty

Aconite wrote:

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

In the UK the term Nagging Norah is sometimes used.

This would make a good study

Although I can't say that I have named my GPS yet, in looking through the responses it appears the propensity of the names are female. Does that mean the female voices are used most frequently and why? Are the majority of owners male? Does the female voice remind them of someone dear or the mother in law backseat driver? Perhaps a poll should be set up to see what the preference is by different factors (sex, age, location, etc.) Perhaps we could get government funding.......nah. It is interesting to read the responses on this one, though. laugh out loud

We (wife and I) call it Maggie

The reason why we call it Maggie is because when we borrowed a Magellan Maestro 3210 and for some reason we called it Maggie, and now that I bought a nuvi 255w we still call it Maggie though the name of the voice is Samantha.

names

I call mine Lola

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Geaux Tigers

Depends...

We don't usually name inanimate objects, but when we refer to our Garmin 760, it's either called "The GPS" or "the Noooovi".

If it starts acting up, I'm going to start calling it FRED, because to be honest, that's an awesome acronym! grin

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If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it poorly.

HA HA HA

kch50428 wrote:

But eventually, every piece of electronics becomes a FRED...as in Freaking Retarded Electronic Device. smile

This one is to hilarious! And I also call mine.........."My GPS"

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Bob G. Nuvi 750

Rules for naming your GPS

The Register from the UK has published a list of rules for naming computers. A lot of those rules can be applied to naming our different devices.

http://tinyurl.com/ml3fq3

But before naming your GPS, remember Motorcycle Mama's admonishment: "Don't anthropomorphise computers. They hate that." Your GPS is really a computer in disguise.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

GPS Name

I object to that!

Fred

that's what i did

i named it "Jack"

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nuvi 2757LM-65LM-65LM

Jill Map

Our 6 year old grandson said to call her Jill Map so that is what we call her.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

gps name

yes dear or emma

We call our 760 Mary Jane

We call our 760 Mary Jane. On a resent trip this is what happened, all I can say sometimes she gets a little confused. We stopped to get gas about ¾ to 1 mile off the hwy, I left Mary Jane on. When we started up again we were instructed to go West, the way I just came from, we were going East!! Another time Mary Jane must have got tired of the scenery on the hwy. She told me to take an exit, we were in West Virginia and I thought it mite be a shortcut around the mountains. WRONG, it was a two-lane road to no where. We got to every where we wanted to go, but you just didn’t know what Mary Jane had in store for you.

wink

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Nuvi 760

Name for my GPS

I call GPS unit "Garmin". It's a model 255W.

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Hillclimber

failed name

My wife and I tried to name ours "Greta the Garmin" but it is now known as "the Garmin"

based on my first talking Nav System...

Since I used to run TomTom on a PocketPC with External connection to Extrex (WIRES!!!!) and used an Australian Female, we named her Sheila, as that is Aussie slang for "girl-friend"

Of course, now if its using Borat's voice, we have to call it Borat of course!

GPS Name

I started with a unit from Magellan and named it Maggie (as in the simpsons Maggie) she was slow and fell down alot.

I now have a Nuvi 255W and I have named it Jeepers because compared to Maggie, jeepers its faster.

Gypsy

My wife calls ours "Gypsy". Not being particularly interested in personifications, I call it "the GPS."

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Victoria

Victoria Stilwell from "Its me or the dog". Lovely accent and all.. just can't argue with her! Well... not usually. She doesn't know her way around our neighborhood like I do.

FUBAR

kch50428 wrote:

But eventually, every piece of electronics becomes a FRED...as in Freaking Retarded Electronic Device. smile

lol i named mine FUBAR

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DriveSmart 50, DriveSmart 60, nuvi 2595, nuvi 3760,

Daniel

'cause that's his name (British Male TTS)

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non-native nutmegger

GPS Name

Mine is named the "Groovie Nuvi"

GPS names

I call mine Gwendolyn t(the G in gps).My wife named her.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

Dorothy...

First post here at the POI forums.

Because "there's no place like home".
Actually this is my 2nd GPS.
The first one was a MIO c230 and that was the 1st Dorothy.
I have a Garmin 255w now and that one is Dorothy 2.
I am sure it will get shortened to just Dorothy soon.

2720 Street Pilot

We call ours "Homer" Really like the sped up male voice.

I call my MIO Knight Rider GPSr...

KITT.

Sorry, oculdn't resist. smile

But hey, since it is the real KITT (and not KARR or some other evil variant), what else could I call it?

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NEOhioGuy - Garmin 2639, MIO Knight Rider

The Duchess

My 8 year old nephew named my Garmin "the Duchess" because she is "always bossing us around." He likes me to program in the wrong place, and see how many times she says, "recalculating." He does a very funny, sarcastic impression of her.

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KJ, on the move

My GPS's Name...

My cousin DOUG named his Rhoda....get it? Pretty self explanitory-but effing hillarious. smile

I call mine...

I've never formally named my GPS like I did my car or a number of other things I own. However, I have noticed that I prefer to call it a "JEEPS" (G-P-S all smoosed together). My gf has a garmin and I a tomtom and I kept mixing the names up. We've just been calling it a JEEPS.

I just call mine the "Z"

I just call mine the "Z"

We call her Ginger

I had not thought of naming my GPS. About 10 months ago I was in Comack, NY on business, travelling with a co-worker. For some reason, my co-worker (who exclaimed that he did not see any need for a GPS), fell in love with this device and started calling it Ginger. Well, it stuck and now the family knows who Ginger is.

By the way, thank heavens we had Ginger.

David
Garmin Nuvi 260W

When the 880 doesn't understand....

My 880 sometimes can't understand what I'm asking due to background noise and after repeating the command a few times and the 880 pops out of voice recognition mode... I call it.. You useless piece of s**t!!! Then I enable the voice recognition again and I get what I ask for… We have an understanding…

Naming a GPS

My friends named theirs Rhoda Router.

GPS NAME

Miss Garmin and the Mobile xt I have on my phone is Baby Garmin

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Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

My brother calls his Bitchin

My brother calls his Bitchin Betty - she's always bitching about recalculating or something.

I call mine Lola... yes, from that RV movie. LOL.

Nothing original here, move right along.

A co-worker refers to his as "the bitch in the box."

Funny, I never thought of him as a dog fancier.

B_tching Betty II

+1, for exactly the same reason. After years of working on and flying large aircraft, I have had Betty in my ears since the 1980s. I can't imagine any other name for such a device.

Yoko

I call my GPS unit Yoko -- as in Yoko Ono. Before I got the unit, I was always shouting out things like, "Oh no (Ono), I missed a turn", "Oh no, now I'm lost", etc. So it seemed I was always calling out to Yoko for directional guidance.

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n9eq wrote:

I call my GPS unit Yoko -- as in Yoko Ono. Before I got the unit, I was always shouting out things like, "Oh no (Ono), I missed a turn", "Oh no, now I'm lost", etc. So it seemed I was always calling out to Yoko for directional guidance.

i did one like this!! but anyway, since my windmill flew out of the nest.. my 660 NUVI was called NAVI (Im a legend of zelda fan) and since thats been stolen, i got a new one.. and i dont know.. maybe kitt? (my name is michael) but ive yet to give it a thought.

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A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.

Copilot Laptop 10 name

We named our Copilot "BeeSDee" for Back Seat Driver - the laptop rides on the back seat and gives directions! Now we have a Nuvi 650 but we kept the name.

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Bill P.

My wife dubbed the old unit

My wife dubbed the old unit "Dharma" because it sort of rhymed with Garmin.

My new unit has become "Selena", the name attached to the British voice that I prefer.

Nuvi

Nuvi

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i think ill name my new one mint cus it hasnt been opened/used... =(

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A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.

Just got a Nuvi 765t

Sold my Nuvi 265WT.

GPS nicks

I simply call mine "The 765", or simply "The GPS". I have called it other names, which I wont print here. I did change the irritating, scolding sounding "Recalculating" to "recalculating another route". Sounds a little less bad. Changed "roundabout" to "traffic circle". I love my 765, but it does have some shortcomings.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Lola

Mine is called Lola from the Robin Williams movie "RV". It is hilarious when his GPS tells him to make a u-turn when he is on a mountain road that is accessable only to 4 wheel drive vehicles and he is trying to go up the thing in an RV. After about 4 times of the GPS telling him to make a u-turn, he yells, "Shut up, Lola". I fall off the couch laughing every time I watch that movie.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

ivun and nimrag

are my favorites.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Since mine is permanently mounted in the car

and the car's name is The Highwayman, I call it "Highway" for short.

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Kenwood KNA-G510 (actually a Garmin)

GPA

My mother-in-law was a school secretary for about 30 years and was used to working with student's GPA's. So she kept calling the GPS a GPA, so that's what we call it now.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Mine is "Jack" Cause Jack

Mine is "Jack" Cause Jack knows S*** --- Stuff

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,
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