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And Thou Shalt be named after the Sun...

I named my car 'the Natsu' the first day I got it, last Saturday. I just like the name, it belongs to an anime character I love, being so indestructible and having lots of noble qualities (which I lacked). But a friend commented in Facebook about the name resembling 'Nafsu', the Malay translation for lust.
This made me do a backflip in my mind... Yea, he is right. I don't want to be labelled as the guy in the lusty black car. (Thank you my friend Mr Loh Tuck Wai for ruining everything).
So back to the drawing board of the mind... Let's see.... If I named my car Hellfire, Hades or Brimstone, it might send a wrong message to the rest of the God-loving people on Earth.... If I put Pretty Bunny or My Metal Pony, my reputation as a bloody violent discipline teacher would go down the drain....
Oh my oh my the dilemma...

Then it struck me; if you are in doubt, look into yourself first, or your name. My name means 'Symbol of Brilliance' in Arabic, a pun from the Egyptian Pharaoh Rameses a.k.a. Sun God. Obviously I cannot name the car after a dead, though very famous king....
I know of Phoebus, Apollo and Helios as the name of sun gods (they might even be the same dude!) in Greek and such mythology.

Phoebus sounds like a large old man, with great beard to me.

Apollo was stuck in my head as a very annoying and vain Greek god (thank you Disney!)

And I've never seen the statue of Helios or heard of other people named Helios before....

So the car is named thus. And we bought PVC stickers to have the name on the front.

I may want to buy bigger stickers (this is the big ego talking)....

What is the name of your car?



5 comments:

Rock Chef said...

I don't have a car, but my bike is called "My Bike". :-)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

RC, you don't have a car?! Why is that so? Then how to get to faraway places or sending the children to school?

Rock Chef said...

No car. I cycle to work every day. Other trips are done by bus or train. If we go shopping and buy heavy stuff we get a taxi home. When young, the schools were within walking distance (my youngest still walks to school).

I only tried to drive once and hated it.

Ava Harness said...

I named mine Dexter (as in Poindexter) due to it’s GPS being annoying at times (long story). It also goes by the name “Sucks at autoparking” and when in the dealership, “Money Sink”.

Helios is a great name! You can introduce him as your other self, and tell people it runs down people who displeases you. Haha!

>>> Ava

PS.: Sorry for the mix up. :P

Arlyne Nelms said...

Apollo does look vain in the Disney adaptations, doesn’t he? Still, if not for that reason, Apollo would’ve been a good name for a car since he rides a chariot and all. Helios is a good choice, nonetheless. You don’t hear his name that often, so it’s quite unique.

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