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    As I was giving 1 of my machines a good cleaning and oiling this morning it dawned on me that I call my 2 my girls. Well they are both Brother machines, should I be calling them my boys? LOL!! They do not have individual names as of yet.
    I have noticed that a lot of you give yours girly names. How many of you have a Brother machine but gave it a girls name?

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    I was gifted a Brother machine and call her Sweetie, never thought about it, nah she'll stay my sweetie. She doesn't do much more than just a straight or zigzag stitch but she is my go to machine.

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    My one and only Brother machine no longer is with us.
    She (not he) came up lame with a bent shaft.
    I had her for over ten years and she wasn't an expensive machine, just a machine I used daily all these years and I just wore her out.
    I never named her.
    Now I use my Singers who all have names, girls names.

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    Hmmmmm...have a brother and hadn't thought of an name for "it" yet...You had to make us think on that one, didn't ya?? LOL

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    Only machine I have named is my Gammill. When I bought it (gently used and loved), I had to mess with the tension. I kept muttering to myself 'righty tighty, lefty loosey' Guess what I named her? Yup! Lucy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    Hmmmmm...have a brother and hadn't thought of an name for "it" yet...You had to make us think on that one, didn't ya?? LOL
    LOL!! Yes I did!

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    My Brother machine is called Bud. It has been a good reliable machine. Not expensive and have used it off and on for 9 years. It is the only machine that I have a walking foot for and I also do a lot of FMQ on him.

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    My trusty Bernina 1090 is Betty. Her full name is Betty Bernina. My relatively new Bernina 830 is Big Bertha!

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    You could think of Brother as the surname as Karen does with her Bernina. That way your machine could be either a boy or a girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterDawg
    My trusty Bernina 1090 is Betty. Her full name is Betty Bernina. My relatively new Bernina 830 is Big Bertha!
    Is your 830 the new embroidery machine? If so, it IS big!

    I tried one out at my dealer when they were having a demo day. Wow, what a machine!

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    Let's see if I can remember all their names :) my Minnesota treadle is named "Miss Minnie" (after my late grandmother Miss Minnie Lee McKee), my New Home is named Naomi, (because she was made by Janome), my Necchi is named "Sophia" (because she's Italian), my singer 66 is named "Daisy" (no reason there, just like the name), my singer zig-zag is "Zsa-Zsa", recently purchased an old Pfaff, think I'll call her "Penny", my DD named my D1 "Chloe", my SE is "Helga", my small brother is "Brenda" and the singer I just got from my grandmother is "Shirley", I think I better start making them name tags so I can keep them straight!!!!!!!!:) :) :) Don't think I realised I had so many machines.

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    I only name things that might someday possibly learn to come when I call them. Sewing machines and cars, so far, do not qualify. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I only name things that might someday possibly learn to come when I call them. Sewing machines and cars, so far, do not qualify. :lol:
    LOL! I think I'll borrow that as my excuse for not naming things either.

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    yes I have named all my girls and my one boy, Sergei my Pfaff serger.

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    My Ellisimo I call Dream Weaver (DW for short)! My little Brother that I use for classes most of the time I call "you little _ _ _ t!" Seems like I spend more time wrestling with it than I do sewing! My fault because I really want to be sewing on DW and am spoiled!

    Should probably sell the Brother and use the money to buy a rolling tote for DW so I can take her with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuilteanna
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I only name things that might someday possibly learn to come when I call them. Sewing machines and cars, so far, do not qualify. :lol:
    LOL! I think I'll borrow that as my excuse for not naming things either.
    I had a van I named "camel" once but other than that I don't name inanimate objects or fish either. Fish won't come when you call them by name either.

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    OMG Terryl!!!, I want to come play at your house!!!:D

    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Let's see if I can remember all their names :) my Minnesota treadle is named "Miss Minnie" (after my late grandmother Miss Minnie Lee McKee), my New Home is named Naomi, (because she was made by Janome), my Necchi is named "Sophia" (because she's Italian), my singer 66 is named "Daisy" (no reason there, just like the name), my singer zig-zag is "Zsa-Zsa", recently purchased an old Pfaff, think I'll call her "Penny", my DD named my D1 "Chloe", my SE is "Helga", my small brother is "Brenda" and the singer I just got from my grandmother is "Shirley", I think I better start making them name tags so I can keep them straight!!!!!!!!:) :) :) Don't think I realised I had so many machines.

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    The only one I have named is my Singer 66 Redeye. I named her Helen. Helen Redeye. I am Woman, hear me roar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    OMG Terryl!!!, I want to come play at your house!!!:D

    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Let's see if I can remember all their names :) my Minnesota treadle is named "Miss Minnie" (after my late grandmother Miss Minnie Lee McKee), my New Home is named Naomi, (because she was made by Janome), my Necchi is named "Sophia" (because she's Italian), my singer 66 is named "Daisy" (no reason there, just like the name), my singer zig-zag is "Zsa-Zsa", recently purchased an old Pfaff, think I'll call her "Penny", my DD named my D1 "Chloe", my SE is "Helga", my small brother is "Brenda" and the singer I just got from my grandmother is "Shirley", I think I better start making them name tags so I can keep them straight!!!!!!!!:) :) :) Don't think I realised I had so many machines.
    Come any time Candi, my door is always open, maybe you can help me put a few hours on some of them. My mother has promised me my grandmother's FW as soon as she can get it out of the closet, her name will be "Violet" as that's my grandmother's name. (my grandmother will be 100 in July).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    The only one I have named is my Singer 66 Redeye. I named her Helen. Helen Redeye. I am Woman, hear me roar!
    ROFL - I love this.

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    I only name my vintage machines.

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    I'm probably the only one in this group who rolls her eyes at naming sewing machines. I find it incredibly silly. My daughter, however, names EVERYTHING. Her car, etc... And I always give her flack about it! Gave her a featherweight this past Christmas, her very first sewing machine, and I'm sure if she hasn't named it yet, she will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuilteanna
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I only name things that might someday possibly learn to come when I call them. Sewing machines and cars, so far, do not qualify. :lol:
    LOL! I think I'll borrow that as my excuse for not naming things either.
    I had a van I named "camel" once but other than that I don't name inanimate objects or fish either. Fish won't come when you call them by name either.
    I had to give cats and children the benefit of the doubt, but I did have a house rabbit that came when he was called so I remain hopeful about the cats and kids. :lol:

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    Well, I have named my machines too!
    I have a 1957 Singer that I got at an auction many years ago for $20.00 including the cabinet. Her name is Mabel.
    Got a Singer I call Suzie
    Got a Simplicity that I named Maria (many years before my GD Maria was born) now Maria says that is 'her' machine.
    Another old Singer that I named 'ole girl'

    Now IF & when I can ever get to learning on my serger.. I will name her. Lonesome sounds like a good name...LOL

    Never owned a Brother! Singers are my 1st loves!

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    I don't have any brother machines but I call my Janome Mac. Short of Machine. I guess it' a boy? I refer to my Featherweight at Betsy because she is originally from Elizabeth, NJ. I also have a Singer 99 which I refer to by her whole name, Elizatbeth Rutherford. She reminds me of a stout, maiden aunt and the name seems to fit.

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