I used to name my cars when I was in an undergrad/grad student. Back then I had VW's starting with a '67 Beetle, sun-faded yellow, named "Sunshine;" then an ugly, clunky Rabbit , named "Helga" (think 80's East German female weightlifter, no offense to any female weightlifters). I upgraded to a Jetta GTI, named "Uta" because she could run (Uta Pippig, marathoner); and then in grad school in Hawaii, I bought a Camry wagon from a pretty gal named Caroline, so the car was "Sweet Caroline."
I haven't named my cars since then; I hadn't even thought about it until this post. Hmm? Do I give her a Japanese or Canadian name?