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« on: November 19, 2010, 05:25:17 AM »

Since we bought our bus in February we have been trying to decide on a name for it. I see many use a female name, but when I look at the bus its just not feminine. The other night as we were watching TV, I commented to the wife that "We need to take The Hound for a run". She looked at me with this strange expression ( I guess she thought I wanted sex  Grin ). Several minutes later she asked what I was talking about. I told her we need to take a bus trip.
Last night as we were discussing the days events, she looks at me and said " You know you just named the bus".   "THE HOUND"

I know many of you have named your bus, I thought it might be interesting to hear how others decided on a name???

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 05:52:17 AM »

Female name like bus....Great to look at-----very challenging at times....  first bus was a violet color  kids maned it the Barney Mobile   the latest is Pa pa's ChcooChcoo     2 yr old grandson Cash is intrigued with trains ..
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 06:20:05 AM »

My bus and boat have the same name - Maggie - after the avatar on my website, Maggie Zene. With the boat it's for promotional purposes (there are complicated rules on advertising), and the bus has just got stuck with the same name. The bus doesn't actually have the name written on it - somehow it always seems tacky to do that, even though it's normal and expected with boats. No logic to that, I know.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 06:20:43 AM »

"Fools Gold"

For the obvious reasons... the bus is gold and we are fools!
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 06:23:51 AM »

My bus has been called MANY names, it changes all the time depending on the mood of the bus. (and my mood)

But because I am really bad at remembering names I mostly refer to it as "The Bus".
I refer to my Dodge truck as "the truck" my Triumph motorcycle as "the bike" my GTO is the only thing I refer to with it's real name "the GTO".

To paraphrase: "That which we call a Bus by any other name would still demand our attention"



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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 07:01:38 AM »

When mine gets painted (maybe before?!) it will be The Electric Mayhem, in honor of my favorite band from a long running TV show. (Don't know who they are--Google it!)

I may even buy a special hat to wear like the band's illustrious leader wore. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 07:14:49 AM »

Mine was named "Toy Box".

An earlier travel trailer in my life was "Destiny's Plaything", as my job was on the road and I never knew where I was going next.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 07:25:04 AM »

When mine gets painted (maybe before?!) it will be The Electric Mayhem, in honor of my favorite band from a long running TV show. (Don't know who they are--Google it!)

I may even buy a special hat to wear like the band's illustrious leader wore. 

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Awesome!  I grew up with them.  Animal was the best drummer!

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Our bus name is undecided still.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 07:27:01 AM »

Although we haven't put it on yet, we're using "Just a TaD further" for Tom and Donna in smaller letters. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 07:32:58 AM »

Years ago we got a new cat and after a few days my wife came home from work and said, '"so have you named the cat yet"?  I was turned away from her and with my impaired hearing what i heard was, "Soviet Catnip"?  I said "soviet catnip?....what are you talking about?" Once we figured out what had been said, and heard, and laughed about it, we realized we had just named the cat. We called it "Sovi" for short. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 07:39:58 AM »

My bus is still named Little GTO But after I get my ev toad together I will have to rename the Little GTO
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 07:43:52 AM »

My first GMC Coach was a PD4104 I named it "Highway Traveler" as this was the name that Greyhound used for it's PD4104's When they were first put into service.
Note:My PD4104 was not a Greyhound 04 but a ex Peoria Rockford Coach Lines 04.
The P8M4905A that we now own is called the "Luxury Liner" as this is the name that GMC Coach used for the Buffalo series coaches when they were first introduced.
Interesting note Trailways called their PD4104's Air Rides.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2010, 07:44:00 AM »

We named ours Dreamscape. Actually I named it before I met Becky, but she said it was OK, so  I guess I'm off the hook! Roll Eyes

It was always my Dream to Escape and travel around this great country, it just sounded good at the time.

I didn't Google it and since then have found it more popular that I wanted it to be. Oh Well! Sad

Actually it's gender neutral, I like it that way, so when I get upset I can call it anything I want! Grin

The Hound sounds pretty good, go for it! As long as Darlene says it's OK! Wink

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 07:55:42 AM »

Paul,

Actually.... it was her idea Grin  and it gives me some thoughts on a new paint scheme.............

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 08:16:40 AM »

I call our bus "The Bird" since it's a bluebird...  Also because that's what I get from people when I'm grunting up a hill on the interstate doing 45.

My previous "sticks and staples" 1982 Georgie Boy was called "Cousin Eddie" after the character on Christmas Vacation.  Unfortunately, the name was very fitting!  LOL
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 10:11:19 AM »

From the day we got the bus we were asked how it was going..The standard answer was and is "Sofar..Sogood"  ...Cable
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 11:27:09 AM »

Paul,

Actually.... it was her idea Grin  and it gives me some thoughts on a new paint scheme.............

jeff

She has some good ideas huh! Wink

Now we know the truth! Grin
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 01:00:23 PM »

At home, I call it "The Bus"
At the DMV, I call it the "Motorhome"

My plans are to have "Highway Yacht" lettered across the top of rear cap.
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2010, 06:16:51 AM »

We named our bus "Heavy Metal" based on the 1981 motion picture of the same name.  The theme song for the movie is "Takin' a Ride" by Don Felder.

"Heavy Metal" Theme: Takin' A Ride / Don Felder


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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2010, 11:25:26 AM »

I have not thought about that movie in years, loved the sound track.

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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2010, 11:46:10 AM »

Depewtee,
  LOVE IT!!!!! The movie AND the song!!!! I may just have to see if I can find that movie and watch it again. (I guess that might show my age a little.  Roll Eyes LOL)  I hope you don't mind if I commandeer that name??  Roll Eyes  It really fits me and the bus. Plus,I haven't yet named her yet either. I also liked "Chip" and "Buffy" but those are also taken.

Out to find a movie!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2010, 03:58:32 PM »


  Living here in the Indianapolis area, my bus over the entrance has the number 500. Must have been the number it had at

  Trailways in Vancover, BC.  With that said (Indianapolis 500) we call Her/Him  O'LE 500.


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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010, 04:28:26 PM »

Many years ago I saw a 4104 in an RV park with 'Tin Cup' in the headliner. I thought that was pretty neat at the time. We still call ours 'Bus' at home, and 'Motor Coach' at DMV, Will
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