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Do you name your machines

Old 09-06-2016, 05:44 PM
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I have a few, and all have names that start with K because, after the first was Kenny the Kenmore and the second (a 15-91) was Kathryn named for my grandmother, I was "on a roll". And I alternate their names from male to female, like hurricanes, as I acquire them.

Kenny (Kenmore)
Kathryn (Singer)
Kyle ( Brother, computerized, gave to my DIL)
Kelly (Janome)
Kirk (Brother, mechanical)
Kay (because my DH was tired of my hinting around for two years for this Janome 8200 and he finally said "OK" to ANOTHER MACHINE)
Kenji (my newest Kenmore, my second Kenmore, very muscular; someone on here suggested the name Kenji because it means "second son" in Japanese)
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:12 AM
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In general, no, but a vintage Bernina was left to me recently by a friend who passed away. That machine is named Jane, after her. My other machines are the Juki and the Brother.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:39 AM
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I have only named two of my machines. My Juki is Brunno and my very old singer that I use for backup is Clara. She hasn't let me down yet.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:46 AM
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Mine have names but with the exception of my Featherweights they're rather tongue in cheek. My Featherweights are:
The white one is Elsa, the 1951 Centennial is Lily and the 1935 is Isabelle (Izzy). My Bernina was a "divorce gift" to myself so I named her Diva and my Juki is named Nellie because sometimes she gets going so fast my first thought anyway is "Whoa Nellie!" LOL
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:38 AM
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i couldn't even think of names for my kids, so i don't name my machines
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:21 PM
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My 401 is Fern after my grandmother. My Singer 2662 is Sadie. no particular reason.
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Old 09-07-2016, 01:38 PM
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Only one of mine that ever got named was The Beast. So cantankerous I set her/him free. Seems I like docile, obedient sewing machines that do what I want, when I want. Haven't ever looked back until now.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:45 PM
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My vintage machine is named Cordelia because she's my bosom friend.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishgalfromNJ View Post
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.
You must have a really exceptional memory!
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:12 AM
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I have four machines (all named) packed away and one out. It is my newest one, very expensive......I named it Baby Brother!

I never had a brother and now I have a Brother, so his name is Baby Brother. He's a sweet machine. Big sister is still learning about him. Edie
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