At CarParts.com, we love our cars like they’re our children.
This affection has inspired many of us to name them—a custom that has been memorialized in the National Day Calendar as “Name Your Car Day,” which falls on October 2nd. So in honor of #NameYourCarDay, the team here at CarParts.com thought it would only be fitting to celebrate by sharing our babies’ pictures and the stories behind their names:
YMM: 2019 Subaru Ascent
Age: 10 Months | Length: 196.8 in. | Weight: 4,430 lb.
Proud Parent: Simon
This beauty was named after Juggernaut from X-Men. He’s a gentle beast with a smooth ride and a spacious, super comfy interior.
Names: Tiks | Creamy | Orange
YMM: 2019 Mini Cooper S | 2013 Mini Cooper | 2017 Mini Cooper
Ages: 2 months | 4 years, 7 months | 3 months
Lengths: 151.1 in. | 146.6 in. | 151.1 in.
Weights: 2,760 lb. | 2,535 lb. | 2,605 lb.
Proud Parents: Red | Ivan | Amos
Triplets for three times the cuteness! Tiks has the same nickname as his parent, and the names of the other two are pretty self-explanatory.
Name: Red Foxy
YMM: 2018 Mazda CX-5
Age: 1 year, 3 months | Length: 179.1 in. | Weight: 3,527 lb.
Proud Parent: Manny
“I named her Red Foxy because she’s sexy and smooth yet can get me off-road in the bushes if I please.”
YMM: 2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback
Age: 4 years, 9 months | Length: 175.6 in. | Weight: 2,797 lb.
Proud Parent: Jon
“We will burn Utica to the ground.” This ride’s name and sun shade were inspired by one of Jon’s favorite episodes of The Office—the one where Michael, Jim and Dwight go on a crusade to the Utica branch of Dunder Mifflin to rescue Stanley.
YMM: 2004 Volkswagen GTI
Age: 15 years, 3 months | Length: 164.9 in. | Weight: 2,934 lb.
Proud Parent: Sal
Mark’s namesake is a mystery. One thing we do know is that he’s German-Brazilian!
YMM: 2008 Acura TL
Age: 11 years, 3 months | Length: 189.3 in. | Weight: 3,559 lb.
Proud Parent: Jorge
YMM: 2017 Toyota Tacoma
Age: 2 years | Length: 212.3 in. | Weight: 3,980 lb.
Proud Parent: Carla
Carla’s son dubbed this Tacoma along with all their other family cars. Taco is also known as “Muscle Man,” since he helps with transporting all the heavy stuff and is the family’s go-to rig for off-roading and driving on sand dunes.
YMM: 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
Age: 7 years | Length: 173.8 in. | Weight: 3,208 lb.
Proud Parent: Amit
Game of Thrones fans will appreciate this one! Ghost was named after Jon Snow’s albino direwolf.
YMM: 2013 Honda Accord
Age: 3 years, 7 months | 191.4 in. | Weight: 3,131 lb.
Proud Parent: Jacqui
“Her silver hue reminded me of my niece’s favorite Disney character. She was obsessed with Frozen at the time!”
YMM: 1988 BMW M3
Age: 2 years | Length: 171.1 in. | Weight: 2,857 lb.
Proud Parent: Malik
Gunter’s name was inspired by his German descent. Proud dad Malik actually has quite a few German children, including a 1972 BMW 3.0CSa named Klaus, a 1972 BMW 2002 named Heinrich, and a 2003 BMW M5 named Rolf.
We take great pride in our little loves, and hope you enjoyed ooh-ing and aww-ing over them. It never gets old for us—they’re growing up way too fast!
Curious about what are the most popular car names nationwide? Here’s last year’s list from Cars.com:
Of course, #1 comes as no surprise. Nobody parks Baby in the corner.
Have you named your car? Share your story in the comments!