I always cringed a bit at naming cars, but coincidentally part of my number plate spelt 'OMD'. In the Uk, we had a band in the 80's with that name (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark). They released a song called 'Enola Gay' (the plane that dropped the atom bomb).
Before I knew it, we always referred to the car as The Enola Gay.
It's funny how some cars get a name, the others don't. My wife had a Miata, which had a name. Then she had a Mercedes SLK and other cars, which did not have names. Now she has a Clubman. And the Clubman got immediately a name. Could it be that a car with a name has a friendly personality?
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