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Old 03-04-2013, 09:28 PM
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Early in the build I spent a number of hrs on the FAA website looking for "the tail number". All the variations that had mine or my wifes, or a combination of initials were take by some previous craft. (farging bastiges!!)

I finally settled on 72ME. A bit cutesy but it is what it is.
There is no specific nickname yet, but if you say Mike Echo really fast you will know why there were lizard images placed on the shop door by my wife.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:31 PM
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Back in my single days I had a boat. It's name? "After You"
Then anytime I met a new girl, I would tell her about my boat. She would immediately ask, "What did you name it?"

My answer; "Why, I named it After You!"
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:33 PM
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Often a pretentious name is given, but after a while, the true 'personality' of the airplane (boat, car, motorcycle, chainsaw, kitchen knife whatever) is revealed, and a more appropriate name emerges...
Originally, I named my RV-7 "Pride and Joy" after the classic hit by Stevie Ray Vaughan, but it just seemed a little pretentious as SHIPCHIEF stated. I don't know that I'll be able to really name her until I fly her (she's definitely female).
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 PM
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Back in my single days I had a boat. It's name? "After You"
Then anytime I met a new girl, I would tell her about my boat. She would immediately ask, "What did you name it?"

My answer; "Why, I named it After You!"
Due to our friends with kids always wanting us to have kids, my wife and I, jokingly named everything in our house that performed some task and needed to be cared for (i.e. the humidifier, robotic vaccum cleaner, espresso maker, big plants, etc.). It became kind of fun to refer to them like that and we continue to do it. Our plane will certainly have a name. The only problem is that our 1 year old daughter thinks all vacuums are named "Pani Krysia," which is basically Miss Chrissy, in Polish (wife's Polish).
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:43 PM
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It's funny... I've been a gear head my whole life and have strong emotional attachments to my machines, but I have never even considered naming any of them.

...Different strokes, I suppose...
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:57 PM
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 PM
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I guess I don't really see a purpose in naming a plane. It's a plane!!!! Military planes have a history as to why they are named. So if an RV is modeled after a Military plane or there is some significant sentimental reason, cool. But naming for naming sake

I've got a buddies agreed "Living Will," that if I ever name my plane or put a stuffed animal in it that they have permission to put me down. Same applies to dress shoes with plaid shorts and a mismatched shirt, going to dinner by 4:30 and even thinking about playing Bingo.

As Mike said, Different strokes......

Same with pilot names...... I know they have a purpose in the Military and for the RV folks that do formation but otherwise same as naming the plane..

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It's funny... I've been a gear head my whole life and have strong emotional attachments to my machines, but I have never even considered naming any of them.

...Different strokes, I suppose...
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:12 PM
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Early in the build I spent a number of hrs on the FAA website looking for "the tail number". All the variations that had mine or my wifes, or a combination of initials were take by some previous craft. (farging bastiges!!)

I finally settled on 72ME. I bit cutesy but it is what it is.
There is no specific nickname yet, but if you say Mike Echo really fast you will know why there were lizard images placed on the shop door by my wife.
At first, I thought the ME was "ME", like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights:


Ricky: "What is M E?"
Susan: "Me" is you. Because it's just you out there. We don't have any corporate sponsors, we don't have any fancy team owners. We have you. And this car, and this cougar, which symbolizes the fear that you have overcome. It's all there for you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:29 AM
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When I finished our -10, all of our women friends thought it was strange that I had not named it. One day while watching dog agility I noticed a guy working his dog, Loretta. Thought that was a pretty funny name for a dog, so the plane became Loretta. Now the women think that is weird, so I have gone from strange to weird. Is that progress?

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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Default Builder Doll

Naming the Doll was easy. After all, I painted her after Col John D. Landers famous Mustang, Big Beautiful Doll, which to this day, hangs from the ceiling of the Imperial War Museum in London. The hard part was putting the two words under my wife's name on the canopy skirt. It was easy for my name, and the traditional Pilot/Builder was chosen. But I pondered and pondered what to put under Marthajane's name. She was definitely a builder, as she bucked around 15,000 rivets during construction. But.....she is not a pilot.

Then as I was staring at the Beautiful Doll decal on the side of the fuselage it came to me. Builder/Doll .....So I put Builder/Doll under her name. It was most appropriate, and it earned me a very positive response from her.

As far a naming boats, cars, airplanes???? No harm, No foul!
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