Betty is most popular car name
One in five motorists who own a car christen their vehicle with a name, according to recent research.
Women are marginally more likely to give their car a title than men. And people aged 55 and over are half as likely to name their vehicle as the national average.
The top 10 most popular car names are:
Other less traditional vehicle names include: Frapuchini, Frugal, Gladys, Hoopla, Lord Thaodin of Rohan, Nooka the Nook, Snozzles, Custard and Toadzilla.
Most people (20%) name their car based on the letters and numbers on their number plate – men (26%) are almost twice as likely as women (15%) to use their car’s number plate as inspiration for its name.
Marginally fewer (18%) car owners name their motor after its colour, and less than one in 10 (8%) name it after a film or book character.
Finally, one in 10 say they name their car after a celebrity or famous person – interestingly, men (16%) are more than three times as likely to name their motor after a well-known personality as women (5%).