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    Senior Member lynndianne's Avatar
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    When you give your machine a name, is it always a girls name or can it be a guy's name? My longarm machine should arrive next week and I want to name it. How about Hal (from the movie (2001)?

    Lynn

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    It's your machine, you can name it how you wish. My named machines are vintage ones named after relatives who did good work. I am not familiar with that movie so I don't know if that criteria works. I haven't named my 'new' treadle yet. She'll tell me her name when I clean her up. It may involve moving a name and renaming a machine I may not keep.

    At least machine one on the vintage site is named Bubba. I hope they were thinking male.

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    I have named my machines after I Love Lucy. My Janome 7700 is Lucy. My Pfaff Creative 2.0 is Ethyl. My Serger is Fred. Your name is your choice! Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynndianne
    When you give your machine a name, is it always a girls name or can it be a guy's name? My longarm machine should arrive next week and I want to name it. How about Hal (from the movie (2001)?

    Lynn
    Hal wasn't a team player. He killed one guy and sort of imprisoned the other guy. I wouldn't give the machine that kind of power over me.

    I named my Pfaff Erik the Red, and I named my longarm Star. I thought of it sort of like naming a horse. But I never talk to either one of them, so I rarely use their names.

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    Senior Member lynndianne's Avatar
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    Yeah, I guess I better pick a better name.

    Thanks all

    Lynn

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    I have not named my machine. I am hoping some day to own an antique machine, I think they are called featherweights. If I am so lucky I will name it Bess. A few years ago I bought a lot of quilt magazines and included were a few old quilting books and inside one (from 1951) it had the name city and state of the owner and her name was Bess. I feel so fortunate to be the second owner of this book and will make a quilt from it some day in her honor.

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    I have a little FW that has a 'girlie' name. A friend just gave me a sewing machine and it will have a man's name, just don't know what it will be yet.

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    My serger is a boy, as well as, my husbands FW. The girls don't usually give the 2 boys much of a hard time. lol
    :thumbup: Name it what feels right for you. It's your family who is doing the adopting, your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I have not named my machine. I am hoping some day to own an antique machine, I think they are called featherweights. If I am so lucky I will name it Bess. A few years ago I bought a lot of quilt magazines and included were a few old quilting books and inside one (from 1951) it had the name city and state of the owner and her name was Bess. I feel so fortunate to be the second owner of this book and will make a quilt from it some day in her honor.
    My FW's name is Bess. No special reason though. When I got it I'd been reading a lot about Queen Elizabeth I and her favorite lady was named Bess. Bess eventually married Sir Walter Raleigh.

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