Name the Van

OK, so, if you don’t recall (and I wouldn’t blame you, because I blogged about it like 57 months ago), I hit a deer. Buh-bye, Honda Civic.

So, we took the insurance check and upgraded to, a, um, minivan.

We got a great deal on a 2007 Nissan Quest. And it happens to be red, as you can see here:


Our new pride and joy.

And here:


Kind of sleek and sporty, eh? Go ahead, admit it!

The kids love it. A ton more room for them — and new places to explore!


Aidan can’t wait to get the keys!

And Erin seems to enjoy it so far, too:


Lots of room to explore!

So, here’s the thing — the van rocks. Very smooth ride and more room than you could ever need.

But it’s missing one serious thing:

A name.

I’ve come up with three choices. And now, I’m asking for your votes.

Should we call this jazzy new ride:

A. Big Red

B. Red Rocket

C. Red Rider

D. Something else (you tell us!)

So, take a close look, and let me know what you think. I know my choice, but we’ll see how your thoughts come out.

14 Comments on “Name the Van”

  1. Sara says:

    Rover or Clifford.

  2. Barb says:

    so…first thing first…Aidan and Erin are getting more and more adorable every day and I didn’t think that was possible… How can I get Erin’s hair? I need it!!! it is so fabulous!

    Ok… now onto the van… I am thinking maybe Radar Love…. since that is the most awesome driving song…. and since you feel you have an awesome van… well it just seems to fit..

    It not… my 2nd choice would be: red rider

  3. Melissa says:

    Cherry, as in “she got the way to move me Cherry”

  4. Molly says:

    So…you cannot name it Red Rocket. Sometimes Kodiak gets excited and a little red something comes out and well, we call it the Red Rocket. So…no.

    What about Elmo? I bet the kids would like that one 🙂

  5. Molly says:

    Or Ruby, if you want a girl’s name.

  6. JenBun says:

    That is pretty sleek and sporty … for a minivan!

    I TOTALLY vote for Clifford! Or Elmo.


  7. Elizabeth says:

    I think Elizabeth is a good choice. Red (hair) & smokin’ hot. Yup, Elizabeth.

  8. JC says:

    I’m in for Elizabeth also.

    Does it throw up?

  9. JC says:

    how about

    optimistic redhead

  10. Tom and Teresa says:

    How about “Red Rover Red Rover my youth is over?!!

  11. Chelle says:

    Yeah, sorry dude. Even if you give it a name it is still a minivan.

  12. Ishmen says:

    How about death to your manhood?

  13. Anna says:

    Are you people crazy? Minivans are AWESOME and I am jealous beyond words. And any man driving a minivan is pretty macho, I’d say.

    Now for the name–I liked Red Rocket until I read about Kodiak and I’ve seen the red rocket on other big dogs so…

    I vote Clifford or Big Red.

  14. Ishmen says:

    Back in college, there was Lola. Because this one is fiery red, I will go with Lolita.

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