Have fun naming your car with these SA name options

Did you know that October 2nd is national Name Your Car Day? Since we know MotorHappy fans love their cars as much as we do, we’re guessing this day is important to you! Naming your car is a big decision, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the most popular South African baby names. Read on for some car-naming inspiration!

According to a new survey by DialDirect Insurance, almost half of South Africans name their car – 44% of the people surveyed had a special name for their wheels. According to the survey, women are 65% more likely to name their cars than men. Some of the more car popular names revealed in the DialDirect Insurance survey were Lola, Qhawekazi, Betsy, Tatiana, Sally, Sindi, Baby and Sandy the Sandero. The name “Snowy is one of the most popular names. Is this really surprising, given how many white cars we have on South African roads?

Naming your car is a worldwide phenomenon. People love their cars! Not only because they’re a big financial investment, but also because we spend so much time in them and they’re really important to the daily running of our lives. In fact, do a quick search on the Internet and you’ll find a number of Random Car Name Generators.

In honour of Name Your Car Day, I gave the Rum and Monkey Random Car Name Generator a try. This quick online quiz features some insightful questions and sometimes hilarious response options. I did the test, answering as truthfully as possible, and the name I got for my “whip” was Hannah. I clicked the “try again” button and had some fun with my answers, and the second name I got for my car was “Tiffany”. I’m not really a fan of either of those names, so I turned to the list of Top South African Baby Names for the Past Five Years, because if I’m going to name my car, it needs to be a name that resonates with me!

  • Junior
  • Lethabo
  • Siyabonga
  • Bandile
  • Lubanzi
  • Melokuhle

  • Precious
  • Amahle
  • Lesedi
  • Amogelang
  • Thandolwethu

  • Enzokuhle 
  • Melokuhle
  • Amogelang
  • Blessing
  • Omphile
  • Lethabo
  • Bokamoso

Now these are names I can work with! What do you think?

Does your car have a name? We would love to hear what it is – who knows, you might inspire someone else with your name!

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