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Old 02-02-2014, 08:35 AM   #113
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"Heady Topper". If you live in VT you'll know why. Both are premium silver cans!
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:44 PM   #114
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I have been informally calling it "the man can" after buddies hung out a couple nights drinking in there...

Wife does not approve for obvious reasons

She suggested "fam can" - just does not have the same ring to it

We are still undecided about TT or TV names at this point
Hmmmm..."Man Can" is out because it excludes. "Fam Can" doesn't rhyme. But there's still a large unexplored area. You CAN have fun with is a a family, you CAN hang out with the guys in it, you CAN use it to go to wonderful places, you CAN use it to meet great people.

So...is it a "CAN Can"?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:52 PM   #115
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Oh it is a can can!!!
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:59 PM   #116
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Well, our good friends always said my late wife and I were like turtles in our SOB. We just stopped where ever we wanted cause we took our home with us like a turtle. So now they call my AS the "Silver Turtle". Not the catchiest, but I don't think they'll let me change it, especially since I will be full timing in it soon.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #117
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Hmm...we may have to switch names to "Rose" for the TV and "Ante" for the TT. Together, they would be "Rose 'n' Ante".
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Hmm...we may have to switch names to "Rose" for the TV and "Ante" for the TT. Together, they would be "Rose 'n' Ante".
Don Quixote fans, are you? Rocinante was Don Quixote's broken-down nag of a horse.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:54 AM   #119
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Hmm...we may have to switch names to "Rose" for the TV and "Ante" for the TT. Together, they would be "Rose 'n' Ante".
Or maybe "Ante" for the TV, since it comes first.
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Don Quixote fans, are you? Rocinante was Don Quixote's broken-down nag of a horse.
More likely a reference to John Steinbeck's camper.
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More likely a reference to John Steinbeck's camper.
...which was itself a reference to Don Quixote, if I recall. Been a while since I read Travels with Charley.
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Yes, that was the reference we had in mind. In Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, he named his camper but not his truck. That seemed unfair, so we though it would be fun to name each one so the combined names approximated the name of Don Quixote's horse.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:56 AM   #123
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We are in the process of getting our first AS. The wife is suggesting "Bling Bling" but I prefer "Dora (the Explorer)". Other thoughts are "Silver Belle", "AAL (aluminum at last or ALA (at last aluminum), "Foxy Lady" (not my favorite) and "Belle Adonna".

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We are in the process of getting our first AS. The wife is suggesting "Bling Bling" but I prefer "Dora (the Explorer)". Other thoughts are "Silver Belle", "AAL (aluminum at last or ALA (at last aluminum), "Foxy Lady" (not my favorite) and "Belle Adonna".

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A good name for an Airstream ought to meet certain criteria, same as a boat:
(1) usable in mixed company with kids, i.e no rude puns unless they're funny and juvenile;
(2) make sense when used as a proper noun, as in "I'm going to take [name] to the rally next week";
(3) have an antecedent in either your own experiences or the Airstream's past experiences, or preferably both. In other words, it ought to mean something. For example, if you traveled cross-country in the snow to pick it up from the dealer, a name reminiscent of snow might be appropriate, such as "Nanook" (of the North). Of course, that's just an example, and you might have a different experience that you want to immortalize in the trailer's name.

With that in mind, I'd recommend that you wait until you have the trailer in hand, and see what name suggests itself, rather than trying to name it before you've even picked it up. Giving it a name that doesn't have meaning, just so it has a name, is kind of a waste. Or that's how it seems to me.
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We are in the process of getting our first AS. The wife is suggesting "Bling Bling" but I prefer "Dora (the Explorer)". Other thoughts are "Silver Belle", "AAL (aluminum at last or ALA (at last aluminum), "Foxy Lady" (not my favorite) and "Belle Adonna".

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With that in mind, I'd recommend that you wait until you have the trailer in hand, and see what name suggests itself, rather than trying to name it before you've even picked it up. Giving it a name that doesn't have meaning, just so it has a name, is kind of a waste. Or that's how it seems to me.
In retrospect, that WAS pretentious of me, wasn't it? Apologies for that. The main and best reason for waiting to name you Airstream is that someday quite by accident, a name will present itself that you can both agree upon instantly. My Airstream didn't get a name for almost two years, and then went through two names in two months before something finally stuck. And I didn't even have a spouse to argue about the name!
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:34 AM   #126
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I've been calling mine "Silver Roof" or "Stříbrná Střecha" from a Czech tongue twister.

Czech: “Třista třicet tři stříbrných stříkaček stříkalo přes třista třicet tři stříbrných střech.”

English: “333 silver fire engines spurted [water] over 333 silver roofs”.
Sorta conjured up a vision of an Airstream Rally.

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