MANY DRIVERS love to give their cars a name.
Now a Huddersfield-based vehicle recovery firm has carried out some research into why we do this.
A survey of 718 people for Britannia Rescue, of St George's Square, found that those who do christen their cars often choose a female name.
Malcolm Phillips, chief executive of Britannia Rescue, said: "Our cars are an essential part of our lives, so it is not surprising that many of us name our cars and become genuinely attached to them."
We took to the streets of Huddersfield to find out what you thought.
Barbara Brice, 25, of Quarmby, said her Golf GTi was known as Traction Engine 2.
"My neighbour calls it that because the exhaust makes quite a noise," she said.
She has had the car since March but it is off the road, after it was damaged in an accident.
"I know a few people who have names for their cars," she added.
Mrs Kathryn Kaye, of Mount, was highly dubious about people naming their cars.
She has had her Vauxhall Cavalier for over a year and has never been tempted to christen it.
"I might call it something if it breaks down!" she said.
"People who name their cars must be weirdos."
Ms Stephanie McCluskey, of Lindley, was not keen on naming her Nissan.
"I think it might be more younger ones who do," she said.
"I have never given my car a name. It is not alive. What's the point in naming something that is not living?"
Ann Swift, of Totties, near Holmfirth, drives a Peugeot 206.
"A car is a car and that's it as long as it goes," she said.
"I have never given mine a name."
But Charlotte Whale, of Netherthong, christened her Ford Fiesta Freddie - or Monkey Magic.
"I have always named my cars," she said.
Her previous two vehicles were George and Stan. "They are my little boys," she joked.
Keith Shaw, of Primrose Hill, recalled naming his Austin A35 Dumpy.
"Its shape was dumpy," he said. "It was like a Volkswagen Beetle, but with bumps on."
Mr Shaw kept the car for eight years.
"I loved it," he said. "It went from A to B and never broke down."