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    Do you name your machines

    I have mine named after various relatives.. Unfortunately Helen sounds very bad, don't know if it is serious indigestion or bronchitis. Taking her to the shop today.

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    I call mine by their brand names, so their names are "the Juki", "the Bernina", "the Singer 66", "the Singer 301", etc. I would never remember any other names and just don't see the point in renaming them.

    My daughter had a car she called "Bradley", but I just don't get 'humanizing' machines.
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    I'm with sewbizgirl. If it won't come when I call, then it doesn't get a name.

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    I regularly mix up my daughter's & dog's name, so no for me too. The less I have to remember, the better. But I know many do name their machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I call mine by their brand names, so their names are "the Juki", "the Bernina", "the Singer 66", "the Singer 301", etc. I would never remember any other names and just don't see the point in renaming them.

    My daughter had a car she called "Bradley", but I just don't get 'humanizing' machines.
    I'm the same. Mine are "the Bernina", "the 301" and the "Rocketeer". We are big car enthusiasts, but we don't name our cars either. However, my husband does have a tag on the key for his 34 Ford that says "Baby"
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    I named my Gammill longarm Gabby, but I don't know why. I just call my domestic machines by their brand name. I do find that I talk to "Gabby" more than the others, but perhaps because she doesn't always mind as well!

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    I call my Bernina " Bernini" after the artist and my old Singer treadle " old clunky" because she is noisy but a work horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I'm with sewbizgirl. If it won't come when I call, then it doesn't get a name.
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    I normally don't name them. However, recently a friend and I went in on a previously loved longarm. She said we need to name it. When we batted things around, I thought something revolving around "three of us" ike the three musketeers..... she said...no more like the three stooges. She said...we should call her Mo. Like.....we need to do "mo quiltin'!"

    She's been Mo ever since.

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    Yes. I do name my machines. I started doing this when I was given a machine that was well loved by her previous owner who passed away. I named the machine after her and then I continued the practice.

    2001 Singer machine I named Vesta , because I like the name.
    Bernina 1530 named Martha, after previous owner.
    Singer 15 hand crank named Black Beauty.
    Brother PE770 Embroidery Machine named Myrna, named by my daughter who gave it to me.
    Janome Horizon 7700 named Magnolia, because she's all white.
    Singer Featherweight named Katie, because I like the name.
    Singer One named Bronwyn, because I like the name.

    I also name my automobiles.

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