As you may, or may not know, it’s name your car day on Tuesday 2nd October. So we thought what better way to celebrate than doing a survey? However, it turns out naming your car may not be as popular as this celebrated day would suggest…

Of our colleagues, only 29% said they actually name their car. However, there was a trend. 60% of the people that name their cars were female and 50% were Generation Z (17-23 years old), with millennials and Generation X being the least likely to give a name to their cars, with only 20% of each generation opting to do so.

Now, you may never have thought about naming your car before, but if you’re now thinking it’s a good idea then why not answer a few questions on confused.com‘s car name generator to see what you should call your trusty vehicle.

Alternatively, if you want to give it a bit more thought and the personal touch, here are some tips you can use to name your car.

Take your time

Don’t rush; things like this can take time. A fitting name won’t necessarily just pop into your head as soon as you get your car. The more you drive your car, the more likely it is an appropriate name will come to you. Hopefully one that infers reliability!

Make & model

Take into consideration your car’s characteristics. Is it a sports car or a family SUV? Does it make a lot of noise or none? Does it have an aggressive look or a kinder one? You will need to think about all of these things in order to come up with a name that suits it.

Your personality

Naming your car something speedy and aggressive is pretty pointless if you like to cruise around at way below the speed limit listening to classical music. Which of course we all do. Your car’s name should reflect a little bit about you as well.

Number plate inspiration

Your number plate can often be a great place to find inspiration for naming your car. If you’re lucky the last three letters will look like some kind of word and inspire you!

Favouritism

Of your favourite TV shows, movies, bands or music, are there any characters that have any similarities with your car?

Alliteration

Who doesn’t like a bit of alliteration? Our colleague survey uncovered Pearl the Peugeot, Flirty the Fiesta and Sally the Saab…so now that you have a few tips to get your brain ticking your car should have its name in no time.

Do you have a name for your car? Let us know via any of our social media channels.