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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by GTHill, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. GTHill

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    My daughter: Shelby Hill (I almost, and I mean almost, gave her the middle name of McLaren (After the McLaren F1))
    My son: Sam Hill (Among other things the original Sam Hill was responsible for improving highways in the Northwest. Also made his own paved hill climb near his museum in Washington State.) What in the Sam Hill?

    My cats: Mark and Martin (Mark Martin - Famous NASCAR driver)

    I knew a guy in WA State that named his son Enzo.

    Who else?

    Gene
     
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  3. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I had a cat when i was 7 years old , i named him Pozzi.
     
  4. red355

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    Dog's name is Enzo.
     
  5. PhilNotHill

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    My name is Felipe (in Spanish) :D
     
  6. Meister

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    Phil Hill, Sam Posey, Enzo, Mario, Emerson, Nikki, Parneli, A.J., Bobby, Derick, Gilles, Micheal, Al (Fred) etc ...all plausible candidates.

    CS did great/incredible things for sports cars racing in the 50's, 60's and into the 70's....no question!

    He was instrumental and/or the creator of the automotive icons we know today in the Cobra & GT-40....

    Yet at some point he became a whore and sold his name to many a Ford product that was sub standard...... he sold his name to all the "contination cars" that bear his name which only muddy the waters of the OEM Cobras, GT 500's/etc....

    CS did great things for sports car racing... he (sadly) just didn't know when to stop.

    Sorry, JMHO
     
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  8. PhilNotHill

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    We named our invisible dog "Bernie" after Ecclestone. It's just a stiff dog leash. We don't want to be the only people in town that doesn't have a dog. We tell everyone he is half Airdale and half Pitbull. If Bernie doesn't get his prozac every day, he's ALL Pitbull. :D
     
  9. rcallahan

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    I named my daughter Enzo!

















    Just kidding ( idon't have kids)
     
  10. Air_Cooled_Nut

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    #8 Air_Cooled_Nut, Aug 30, 2007
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    I named my son (10 months old, BTW) Ronin. Mostly from the movie for the car chase staring Robert DeNiro :D but it also has a neat meaning. It was different and it was one we both agreed upon.

    I was hoping for a girl because at a very young age I decided that if I ever had a girl I would name her PORSCHE. I've always loved than name. My g/f was really against that name (before we knew the sex) because "that's a pole name!" (the name a stripper would use, like Bambi or Kandy or etc.). Good thing we both disagreed on Hummer, eh? ;) :D
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  11. miketuason

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    I'm Michael
     
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  13. infinity

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    We named our 2 Boys, Gibson & Miles. (Gibson as the guitarbrand)
     
  14. dsevo

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  15. Rexcoltrain

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    I have a cat named Lola.
     
  16. baraka

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    #13 baraka, Aug 30, 2007
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    My cat's name is AMILCAR. My non petrol-head friends call him "Anelka" , like the soccer player... that made us laugh so we more frequently call him that way.
    My parents had a cat called "Chapparal".
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  17. sjvalin

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    We had a dog named Castrol Ellie May (LMA). When we had kids, some of the names in the running where Ginetta, Osca, Davrian, and Enzo. My son ended up as Cooper, and my daughter as Riley.

    -steve
     
  18. Ira Schwartz

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    Rescued two cats once (littermates) and named them Dino and Lusso.
     
  19. Shark01

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    Don't forget the Dodge 4-cylinder disasters of the 80s


    So in respect I named my daughter "K-car"
     
  20. BT

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    #17 BT, Aug 30, 2007
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    My favorite fish in the saltwater aquarium in my office is named Enzo. In fact at the fish store we always refer to the fire fish as "Enzos". Pic below.
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  21. Schatten

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    No kids, and I don't name guitars, basses, nor cars. However... I've had some cats in the past.

    First cat, we got on the premiere night of Knight Rider. He was black, we named him Kitt.
    Second cat, we named him Paxton (after the supercharger company)
    Third, well, after Kitt died, Paxton was depressed, put on prozac in small doses and we named the new guy, Zac.
     
  22. dave80gtsi

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    Big F-1 fan that I work with just named his new daughter "Senna" as her first name.

    Actually, after you think about it a bit, that's a pretty sounding name for a girl.

    Cheers - DM
     
  23. Kingair33

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    So your last name is Hill and Phil didn't come to mind? ;)
    At the airport in my hometown there was a guy on the field with two dogs: Pratt and Whitney.
     
  24. FIGSTR

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    Was gonna name my kid Enzo but found out it was a girl, so we were gonna go with Carrera cause we saw our first Carrera GT together, but than shes like how about Tessa, and i was thinking maybe a middle name of Rossa, not Rosa, and she said nope. So our daughter is just gonna be Tessa Figueroa in December.
     
  25. HeloSixx

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    Dog is named MECO... it's the final stage of the launch for the space shuttle Main Engine Cut Off
    One cat is Jet (I'm a pilot) the others are Six (it was the number painted on the side of a 275gtb I had a picture of) the others are Shelby and Carrera
     
  26. dinogt4guy

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    One of ours is too! :D
     
  27. jeffashcraft

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    Mysons middle name is Enzo and I named one of my dogs 'August' (after August Duesenberg). I tried to give my daughter the middle name of 'Pininfarina', but was shot down with my attempt.
     
  28. Tobias

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    Named my dog "Stepneygate."
     

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