Naming Amphi - some helpful hints:

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by, Aug 22, 2000.


    So mom and dad finally bought you that
    Amphicar you've been begging them for?
    That's great! Now what are you going to call
    it? Choosing a name for your Amphicar can
    be a very difficult but important task. Fear not,
    as Amphipoda is here to give you some Amphi
    naming tips.

    Before you begin to think of a name, here are
    three rules you should stick by:

    Rule #1. It might seem funny to name your
    Amphicar "Amphi." And if you have more than
    one Amphi, it might seem hilarious to name the
    first one you get "One," the second one "Two,"
    the third one... well, you get the idea. These
    names will seem less funny every time you
    hear them until they just become annoying.
    Try to be a little more creative.

    Rule #2. Once you give your Amphi a name,
    stick with it. For some reason, a lot of people
    never call their Amphi by the name they originally
    give it and even have two or three different
    nicknames for it. I think this only confuses your
    Amphi. If you have to give it a nickname, limit it
    to one. Don't go changing your Amphi's name
    every other week! If you think of a really great
    name after your Amphi has already been named,
    save it for your next Amphi. Or start naming
    things like trees, stuffed animals, your computer,
    your mermaid...

    Rule #3. Don't name your Amphi anything you
    wouldn't say in front of your grandma or teacher.
    This means no really bad words and nothing too
    horribly gross! How would you like to be called
    "Exxon Valdez"? Remember, Amphis have
    feelings too.

    Now that we have the rules established, here are
    some ideas to help you out.

    Descriptive Names
    These are the easiest to think up. Give your Amphi
    a name inspired by its color, markings, attitude,
    abilities, or resemblance to a well-known person
    or inanimate object. Refrain from derogatory
    names like "Anchor" and "MAYDAY" as these
    can mess with your Amphi's mind and can spawn
    anti-social behavior.

    People Names
    These are pretty easy too. Name your Amphi after
    your favorite captain, actor, athlete, artist, scientist
    (like Darwin, my personal favorite) or astronaut.
    You can also give your Amphi a name you wish
    you had instead of yours. You can give your Amphi
    a first, middle and last name if you want, and call
    it by it's full name when it's bad just like mom did
    to you!

    Cute Names
    These are, well... cute. But would you like to go
    through life with a name like "Mr. Snuggle
    Wuggle"? Just think about that for a minute.
    Sheesh. Talk about messing up an Amphis life.
    Get real. Most Amphis are good-n-cute but most
    cute names aren't good for Amphi.

    Funny Names
    Name a blue Amphi "Rose," a white Amphi
    "Darth Vader." This kind of name will seem
    a lot less funny after you hear it fifty times,
    so make it a really good. For example the name
    "The Brown Wonder"is timeless and truly
    inspirational beyond its description. Be clever,
    but don't give your Amphi an inferiority complex
    with some bogus half ass pseudo-funny name.

    The longer you think about it, the harder it is
    going to be. You might find ten names you like
    and not be able to choose. Then you will have to
    go out and buy nine more Amphis! An easier
    solution is to go with your first instinct or the
    one that sticks in your head the most, even if it
    doesn't seem like your favorite name. Your
    Amphi is a unique and special creature, a real
    one-of-a-kind. Give your Amphi a real one-of-a-
    kind name! And lastly, allow your Amphi
    approve of the name before you go public with it.

    `64 Turquoise
    San Diego

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