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      Naming your Volvo- a contest

      Hello

      We name our cars and are struggling with a female Swedish name for our XC40. Our Swedish plates have PDRO in the sequence but Pedro is a boy's name and clearly, my XC40 is a girl.

      Suggestions welcomed. The winner earns a Cape Cod t shirt!

      Annie

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      Mine is Svea, other option was Tuva.
      Svea(Rike) is an old name for Sweden,
      Tuva means beautiful

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      We named ours LARS, a good cross-Scandinavian option for our Denmark-Sweden-Norway OSD trek!
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      Quote Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
      Hello

      We name our cars and are struggling with a female Swedish name for our XC40. Our Swedish plates have PDRO in the sequence but Pedro is a boy's name and clearly, my XC40 is a girl.

      Suggestions welcomed. The winner earns a Cape Cod t shirt!

      Annie
      How about Olga. It's mainly a Nordic Name and given to Females

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      Mine is FIKA because I was so impressed by this Swedish custom, not to mention the incredible kanelbullar (cinnamon buns).
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      Mine is Frida-from Anni-Frid Lyngstad because I love ABBA!

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      How about Bibi, as in Bibi Andersson, the beautiful Swedish actress in Ingmar Bergman films?

      (I named our XC90 Max, as in the venerable Max Von Sydow.)


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      My XC60 is Asgærd.

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      Ours named itself...

      The first three characters on the temporary Swedish plate attached at the FDC were...UFY.

      Rhymes with Goofy...my favorite Disney character.

      So, Ufy it is.

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      Inga is tried and true Swedish! My wife named her white XC40 Caspar and changed the Sensus voice to a man. Everytime I ride in the car and the voice comes up it startles me.
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      Maja is a top Swedish girl's name right now. Also the main character's name in "Quicksand" on Netflix right now.

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      Sven, after my Swedish 3rd great grandfather, the first with my surname (instead of a variation of his father's first name).

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      Thanks all, I will be voting today..stand by...my daughter and BF must weigh in. Narrowed it down to Fika, Bibi and Frida

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      How about POS?

      Now gimme my t-shirt.

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      What did you pick?

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      Mollycat wins, Bibi is her name..Mollycat, please PM your address. Thanks all, LOVE the names.

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      Quote Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
      Mollycat wins, Bibi is her name..Mollycat, please PM your address. Thanks all, LOVE the names.
      Yay, I personally love the name Bibi, too! Had my car been a she, I probably would have named her that.

      Will PM address!


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      The name probably won't win any contests, but the name we have planned for my wife's Crystal White XC60 Polestar that we ordered is Polar Bear. :-)

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      Aw, so cute, Jattilah..I have a loaner XC60 in Crystal and LOVE the color..name is cute. Molly won the contest and should have her t shirt, by now. Molly, photo, please?

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      We open our options up by not just considering Swedish names but we try to take into account the characteristics and personality of the car such as the exterior/interior color combination. We just picked up our loaded (for a Momentum) 2018 Volvo T5 FWD Momentum S90 with Maple Brown Metallic paint and blonde leather interior. The names with swedish background just weren't doing it for us so we came up with possiblities based primarily on her color combination and personality: Ginger, Chestnut, Cocoa or Charley. Considering the chocolate or maple colored paint and the creamy almost marshmallow colored interior we have settled on "Cocoa". And if the either the car or one of us drivers is feeling a little "randy" we'll refer to her as "Hot Cocoa" !

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      I named my MY19 XC60 “Papa Smurf” as I’m a dad for the first time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RootDKJ View Post
      I named my MY19 XC60 “Papa Smurf” as I’m a dad for the first time.

      Hmm, a bit unusual, but very appropriate! Great choice, enjoy! Love the BB.
      The current: 2019 XC40 T5 AWD Inscription/Crystal White/Blonde - Adv, Conv, Vision, Heated Wheel & Front Seats, 19" wheels
      2018 XC60, OSD T5 AWD Inscription/Denim Blue/Blonde - Adv, Conv, Vision, Heated Wheel & F/R seats.



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      Quote Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
      Aw, so cute, Jattilah..I have a loaner XC60 in Crystal and LOVE the color..name is cute. Molly won the contest and should have her t shirt, by now. Molly, photo, please?
      Yes, I forgot to mention, I did receive the cool Cape Cod shirt...except my 15 year old son has claimed it for his workouts! I will try to get a pic next time he wears it!


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      Quote Originally Posted by comp1 View Post
      Hmm, a bit unusual, but very appropriate! Great choice, enjoy! Love the BB.
      Thanks!
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      We just got back from 8/23 delivery of our 2020 XC90 T8 and had an absolutely amazing experience. While not Swedish, our son who is a big Harry Potter fan has decided to name the car "Lord Volvomort".

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      Quote Originally Posted by jattilah View Post
      The name probably won't win any contests, but the name we have planned for my wife's Crystal White XC60 Polestar that we ordered is Polar Bear. :-)
      Not sure what they are called in Sweden but in Norway the Polar Bear are called Is (ice) Bear...a little different.

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      We named our 2013 S60 "Lizard." My wife loves lizards, so.....
      Ironically when we got our plates (veteran), the plate was "17ARD," so once again lizard was appropriate.
      We moved, so those plates hang in the garage next to the red OSD plates.
      Also had found a little stuffed frilled lizard in Germany, so we had a companion while we toured Europe.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 85249AZ View Post
      Not sure what they are called in Sweden but in Norway the Polar Bear are called Is (ice) Bear...a little different.
      A quick visit to Google Translate tells me that Polar Bear in Swedish is "Isbjörn". Sounds perfect!

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      17 XC90 Named Elvira

      Our Black XC90 is Elvira. At the time was a top 12 Swedish female name.
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      Ha. I was debating this the last few days and my wife thought I was crazy to put so much thought into it. Good to see I'm not alone.

      I just got a CPO V90 r design in passion red. I went with Freyja, the norse goddess of Love (passion).
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      Quote Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
      Hello

      We name our cars and are struggling with a female Swedish name for our XC40. Our Swedish plates have PDRO in the sequence but Pedro is a boy's name and clearly, my XC40 is a girl.

      Suggestions welcomed. The winner earns a Cape Cod t shirt!

      Annie
      I think I know how this Volvo owner names his car. (found on the parking lot in Thousand Oaks, CA)


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