Scarlett O’Cara and Matt CAR-dle among bizarre names Brits give to their cars

One in eight male motorists have a pet name for their cars – with Scarlett O’Cara, Ford Fiasco and Matt CAR-dle among the more bizarre monikers.

Researchers who carried out a detailed study found other unusual names include ‘the Purple People-Eater’, ‘Sexy Bob the 4th’ and ‘The Beast’.

It also emerged around one in five bestowed an endearing alias upon a vehicle they owned in the past.

Other standout names included ‘Falcor’, ‘The Phantom Flyer’ and ‘Super-Charged Fire Pony’.

Of those who have given a name to their car, two in five chose a female name and 30 per cent thought their car suited a more masculine moniker.

Seventeen per cent chose a nonsense word or phrase which couldn’t be considered male or female.

James Buttrick from Vantage Leasing, which commissioned the study, said: “There has always been an unspoken bond between boys and their toys, and a man’s car is often considered a reflection of their own personality.

“It’s unsurprising to see the strength of this fondness for our vehicles coming through in the results – though we’re not sure we’d like to take a ride in something called ‘The Purple People-Eater’.”

TOP UNUSUAL NAMES GIVEN TO CARS BY THEIR DRIVERS

Badman
Big Barry
Bob the Bobster
Bouyaka
Falcor
Ford Fiasco
Jamiroquai
Matt Car-dle
Motherwagon
Muscles
Phantom Flyer
Pimp Mobile
Purple People-Eater
Scarlett O’Cara
Sexy Bob the 4th
Super-Charged Fire Pony
The Beast
The Bongo Dog Doodah Van
The Compost Heap
The Red Vole

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