Why do we name our cars? It is called Anthropomorphism, its when we give human characteristics to an inanimate object like a car.

My Dad bought a Ford Courier Red little pick-up truck when I was really young. It was so cute I had never seen a small pickup truck. All the while growing up he always drove big trucks, so this was really something. We called it Lil Red.

We had that little red truck for so long it became a member of the family. I think that is why most people name their cars, trucks or vans it becomes a member of the family. I also think when we name our vehicle we take ownership and we name it we take better care of it as well.

Do you have a name for your car? I asked the question on facebook and here is what you said about the names you came up with for your vehicles.