What kinds of inanimate objects do you name?
We give ships names, but what about cars, guns or other objects? Does naming an object make it act differently?
Any, they don't mind XD
Not that i do personally, just couldn't resist saying that
I actually did name my car (I talk to it too). I think giving it a name makes my car run better, but then I have a tendency to believe in animism (which isn't hard for a pagan to believe). Maybe I shouldn't be admitting that online huh? lol
There are those who say giving a vessel or locomotive gives 'her' a personality, like 'Titanic' or 'Flying Scotsman'. Titanic didn't quite live up to 'her' potential, 'Flying Scotsman' did.
My old Land Rover was christened 'Big Bertha' by one of my colleagues at Royal Mail. She lived up to her name, she was a handful but I had her for almost fifteen years before somebody else took a fancy to her. I'm still thinking of a name for my Discovery. Any suggestions? (See my Hub page, 'What car would you buy...?')
Yes, it gives the thing a supposed personality. Plus, it's way easier to call a ship by a common name then it's serial name.
I used to name my dolls and stuffed animals. Fortunately, they never "acted" differently, but the names fit them well in my imagination. I also have a ceramic bunny I named "Mojo". My mom and I painted it together when I was 6 years old, and I do think of him as magical. Every time I look at him, I feel like I'm being hugged by my mom. He has survived intact and unscratched for 34 years. Around here, that's a miracle. Maybe it IS his name that keeps him so well. ;-)
I name my gadgets: dslr, laptop, psp, mobile phone and my ball-jointed doll. I feel like naming is personalizing them. I can really call them mine.
Its totally in your own head... but hey whatever gets you through the day. Everything is really subjective.
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