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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Mine are

Nuvi 2450 - Jill Map
Accord Car - Jill Map II

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

GPS Name...

My Nuvi 1300WT GPS is obviously named... Nuvi1300WTGPS rolleyes which is also my log in name.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

I've

Called my poor GPS some horrible things..

Stupid! Ugly! Idiot! Dummy! Meathead! Dolt! Pudden-head! Stupe! Been! Blockhead! Dillard, Pollack! Dumb-ass! Dunce! Knucklehead! Muttonhead! Numskull! Klutz!

Even after all that it still answers up.. Too bad there aren't any treats for a GPS razz

Now I call it Carnac...

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Just like BB

I too call mine "Hey you, dummy"

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

First was HAL, second was

First was HAL, second was Dave.

Dear....

As in, "Yes dear."

Recalculating

She says this all the time....and with way too much attitude I might add.

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******************Garmin Nüvi 1300T****************Member 6523*******************

Camilla

I call mine Camilla.

No more

walleye1 wrote:

She says this all the time....and with way too much attitude I might add.

My new 2797LMT does NOT say recalculating anymore !!!

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Berta

I named mine "Berta" and with the early Garmins you could change the "recaclculating" announcement, I changed it to:

"Did you not understand me? Now listen to what I say!"

I sure do miss that function on the newer Garmins.

I miss the recalculating

I miss the recalculating function, also. It might be 15 or 20 minutes before I figure out I missed a turn.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

My wife warmly named our GPS

My wife warmly named our GPS "The B**ch"

Me, too. But I don't want to

Me, too. But I don't want to say it.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

MaDAM Nuvi....

MaDAM Nuvi....

OH MY

UnNamed wrote:

MaDAM Nuvi....

Did you forget to add, "at her house of I'll repute?" shock

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

...

Just Navi. grin

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Funny.

It's funny how this 8 year old thread lay dormant for almost 3 years and all of a sudden is popular again. cool

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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

Because of "Her"

As in the movie?

In any case, I was very pleased to notice that my new Nuvi no longer says "Recalculating".... when re-planning a route. that was such a turn-off.

Funny...I guess

In 3 years, I'm sure there are a number of folks who were not around the last time this thread was answered. It's always new to someone. grin

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******************Garmin Nüvi 1300T****************Member 6523*******************

Usually Jack

Usually "Jack", but occasionally "Dummy", "Idiot", "Butt Head" and some that shouldn't be published.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Thought it about time

Thought it about time to resurrect this thread. It has been a while since there was any activity in it.

A couple years ago I upgraded to a 3597 and it uses a wake up phrase to enable voice input. As I had retired "Gertie", my 865 I named this one Roadie because its primary use is for road trips. Well lately, Roadie has been seemingly screwing up on the directions so much I changed the wake up phrase. I now say "Hey Stupid! and it responds "Please say a command." Think I finally got it right.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

This is a family website!

I can't print that name here. Did I use that joke before in the thread? Wouldn't be a surprise. But when I'm addressing my GPS, I'm usually angry about missing a turn or something that was entirely the GPS' fault... not mine, of course.

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JMoo On

I call mine MANNY.

I call mine MANNY.

Still call all my stuff "FRED"

Freaking
Retarded
Electronic
Device

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

George

Ever since my very first GPS (a huge Magellan in the early 1990s) was a source of at least some navigation advice in the car, I've called each successive GPS George.

The original thought was a somewhat remote reference to the habit of World War II aircrew calling the autopilot George. That habit persists in some portions of the flying community to this day, though the reference is commonly across the range of automated functions, and not just the classic autopilot function.

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personal GPS user since 1992

Another Karen

I use Karen also, but I have the voice command set to "Wake up, mate!)

When I get wrong info she sometimes here's me call her "b--ch."

Jack

Jack

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nuvi 2757LM-65LM-65LM

Name ?

Just finished an almost 3,000 mile trip from Mexico to home.
After a couple of BAD misdirections along the way which I was able to detect after the fact, the mildest name I called the 2797 was "Stupid Idiot".
The rest are censored !

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

That is a name used before for my Jill

Melaqueman wrote:

Just finished an almost 3,000 mile trip from Mexico to home.
After a couple of BAD misdirections along the way which I was able to detect after the fact, the mildest name I called the 2797 was "Stupid Idiot".
The rest are censored !

The stupid idiot does come out every not and then. smile

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

But

kch50428 wrote:

Freaking
Retarded
Electronic
Device

I like it but not for a female voice.

Gladys

We call ours Gladys as GPS starts with a "G".

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nuvi 2797LM

Obvious

Yes Dear

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Mine has a middle name that

Mine has a middle name that I use. B(^@h. And when I'm really exasperated, she has a first name that start with F.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

LOL!!!!!

phranc wrote:

I miss the recalculating function, also. It might be 15 or 20 minutes before I figure out I missed a turn.

I think we develop a filter that ignores things like this and certain people.

Kinda like headphones with ambient noise canceling. We adapt and develop our own "noise canceling" capability. I know my car has the beeping to remind me that I left my keys in the ignition, but I just don't hear it anymore.

And our wives think we are deaf. lol.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

On Line, 2639, all other

On Line, 2639, all other times just Navigator...............

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2639LMT, 67LM (X2) and 65LM

NO!!! Your wives know you block them out... :)

diesel wrote:
phranc wrote:

I miss the recalculating function, also. It might be 15 or 20 minutes before I figure out I missed a turn.

I think we develop a filter that ignores things like this and certain people.

Kinda like headphones with ambient noise canceling. We adapt and develop our own "noise canceling" capability. I know my car has the beeping to remind me that I left my keys in the ignition, but I just don't hear it anymore.

And our wives think we are deaf. lol.

If I see that my husband is blocking me out I take that opportunity to tell him something I need to tell him but really don't want to. Then when it comes up later I can say I told you that. smile

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

As my GPS is also my smartphone...

...I call my GPS/smartphone Priss. Because it's a Nexus 6. (The SO's Nex6 is named Roy, as in Roy Batty. Yes, we are incorrigible geeks...)

It also is occasionally termed Your Highness because I tend to have a habit of using a British English voice based on, well, HRH The Queen. grin (I tend to not be fond of most American English voices for GPS units. They always tend to get set to British English or Australian English.)

If I had any doubt

that I am wired a bit differently than most people, this thread would do it.

Unlike most of the people who have posted previously, I have not personified my GPS. The closest I have come to that is when I have been talking about it with someone and called it "the TomTom".

- Tom -

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XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 620

I call mine

Voice Command smile

Karl

because the voice is a 'Karl' from the movie slingblade

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If only ..

Names

Karen, to wake it for nav.

REALLY stupid turn or stopped in traffic with no warning gets "B**ch."

Her Name

is "Gypsy", for a couple of obvious reasons,

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

Not me

I didn't name it but my wife calls it "your crap!"

Name

Some time ago I already posted the name for my Garmin.
Now in my new car there is a Garmin based navigation unit and so far I call it "IDIOT".

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

GPS Name

Named ours Millie
Do not remember why

Ours is...

Helga Sue or just Helga for short. smile

Lost or DeAlley

Farmers fields with very mature trees that have never had a true road through them. That is lost.

DeAlley because 40% of the directions seem to include taking de alley to get to that farmers field.

And I will not do a U-Turn to cross a bridge that was taken out 10 years ago. I just crossed its replacement 50 yards to the right after being stopped by a guard rail. But, it did quit nagging after about 10 miles.
Surprised it didn't call me the same names I was calling it.

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Curiosity is the acquisition of knowledge. And the death of cats.
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