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Sora-Iro Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:24 pm

73 Bug - I named her Sora-Iro. It's japanese for sky blue. I love japanese culture and it was either a trip to Japan or get her.....Japan will be there for next time, she would've have been. :wink:

air-h2o-air Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:10 am

my new to me yellow 72 standard was given the name of "Bruised Banana" by my brother

Bret2094 Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:14 am

generally, the first of a year model i get just gets the designation "The 67" or "The 59"...Although the idea of naming my 59 rag the "frankenrag" has come to light


Westy Steve Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:24 pm

My new bugs name is Elsa because she'll look like a white queen when she's restored and because I have three young girls.

Underdog65 Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:50 pm

My 65 beetle is named Sweetpolly I have always been a fan of Underdog and even have a tattoo of him so she's my Sweetpolly.

Fred_e81 Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:43 pm

My 61 beetle is named Arabella Oomblie. She had a name tag screwed into the dash.

jeffinohio Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:02 pm


Holey42001 Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:39 pm

I named my 73 bug Tulip

scottyrocks Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:43 pm

Names don't come easy to my vehicles. I don't choose them. They have to present themselves.

Shortly after I got the car, my daughter came up with 'Ginger.' She had been to Scotland a few years ago on a summer work/study group and became fascinated with the reddish-headed population there, referred to as 'gingers.' My car is red, so it seemed a natural.

Rhysos Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:23 am

My '65 Beetle is affectionately known as 'Gretchen'. It was the name given to her by the original owner, but it was forgotten as she passed through many hands over the intervening decades. I bumped into the original owner by pure coincidence just after I purchased the car 17 years ago, so once again she became Gretchen after I was informed of her true identity 8)

AustroBus Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:37 am

The previous owner (for the last 27 years!) named our bus "Eve".
In honour to Eve Muir, the wife of famous John Muir who wrote the popular VW guide: "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot"

As the bus received many different spots of primer over the decades, kids in the neighborhood also called it the "Cloud-Bus".

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Sharp64 Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:29 am

I've named all three of mine. 64 Bug was the first and I dubbed it Harvey. Came to me with a Herbie kit on it, but it was a little shabby so deemed it Harvey, Herbies drunken/disheveled evil cousin. Dune buggy I call Burt or Bert. Was Berndt which is a German name and since it has flames..... 60 Rag is Barry, short for Blueberry since its blue.

Juanito84 Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:51 pm

Just a question. VW came up with the Bug and the Rabbit. Since I have both does that mean I have a Bugs Bunny?

HippyTom Mon May 21, 2018 7:04 pm

My 63 Pearl White sunroof bug is "Herbie", because it was a Herbie replica for 12 years. The decals have been removed a couple years now, but we still call it Herbie.

My 62 Maroon hippy painted sunroof bug is "Ruby." My daughter named her as soon as I pulled in the driveway pulling it behind my truck. It was solid maroon at the time. I got out, and her and my wife were standing there and she declared, "Her name is Ruby. She's Herbie's girlfriend." That was 10 years ago when she was 6. The name stuck. Now that I've covered it with hippy flowers, peace signs, rock group logos, slogans, etc. the name seems even more fitting (and that wasn't what I intended to do to the car. I was going to do a high end custom car and paint it orange). My inner hippy took over and that was that.

Ruby the day I brought her home and she was named.

Ruby now hippified.

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