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#1112387 - 08/20/06 11:31 AM Names anyone?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
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This may sound odd but has anyone named their piano. Mine's Sir Henry the brave Yamaha. Anyone else name theirs???

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#1112388 - 08/20/06 12:09 PM Re: Names anyone?
MaryAnna Offline
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Registered: 10/03/04
Posts: 400
Loc: Florida
I'm still trying names on for size. I think my piano's a man, because it's big and brawny.

Since I'm a Star Trek fan, my husband has suggested James T. (That's Captain Kirk's first name and initial, for the non-initiated.) I think I like it.

I was also considering Tiberius, which is what the T stands for. And it has that bold Roman emperor quality about it. But I think I'm leaning toward the casual insouciance of James T.
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#1112389 - 08/20/06 12:10 PM Re: Names anyone?
Frank_W Offline
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Registered: 05/10/06
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Loc: United States
Yes. I usually call it "That \:D :p
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#1112390 - 08/20/06 12:25 PM Re: Names anyone?
twitch77 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 55
Loc: wyoming
 Quote:
Originally posted by Frank_W:
Yes. I usually call it "That \:D :p [/b]
you do realize we're talking about pianos here. . .and not wives right? lmao \:D

mine is completely unorignal. . .lol, i call her yama (from yamaha). it's a cool name though.
and begin laughing now:
i tell yama i love her before i goto bed each night. \:D
lol. . .okay. . .please stop laughing at me now!!!!
;\)
thnx.

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#1112391 - 08/20/06 12:34 PM Re: Names anyone?
Selah Offline
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Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 11
Loc: OC, CA
Mine is Yaway because it's the Yamaha that thinks it's s Steinway ;-)

Matt

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#1112392 - 08/20/06 01:12 PM Re: Names anyone?
Frank_W Offline
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Loc: United States
"Yama" is Japanese for "mountain." And musical progress really IS like climbing a mountain, isn't it?
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#1112393 - 08/20/06 01:16 PM Re: Names anyone?
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 55
Loc: wyoming
 Quote:
Originally posted by Frank_W:
"Yama" is Japanese for "mountain." And musical progress really IS like climbing a mountain, isn't it? [/b]
haha that's cool. i didn't know that, thanks for sharing.

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#1112394 - 08/20/06 01:40 PM Re: Names anyone?
DenCato Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 78
Loc: Belgium
My lovely Bechstein (well Bechstein Euterpe) is called Becky ;\)
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#1112395 - 08/20/06 04:30 PM Re: Names anyone?
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Call mine Mas, dog's name is Mason too..
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#1112396 - 08/20/06 04:36 PM Re: Names anyone?
-Frycek Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Samantha because my piano is definitely female, Sam for short, as in "Play it again, Sam."
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#1112397 - 08/20/06 04:47 PM Re: Names anyone?
funburger Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 1417
i never officially named my piano i always just say i miss my baby. so i guess i named her baby. why is she a she, because she is gentle with me:) i dont know.
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#1112398 - 08/20/06 05:38 PM Re: Names anyone?
kokomo61 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 678
Loc: Herndon, VA
Mine is named - "She who must be obeyed..." ;\)

My wife? She's "Yes, dear, you're absolutely right.
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#1112399 - 08/20/06 06:29 PM Re: Names anyone?
Stevester Offline
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Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: New Jersey
No but I always smile when I look at mine.
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#1112400 - 08/20/06 07:59 PM Re: Names anyone?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
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My keyboards name is susan. Susan Suzuki to be exact.

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#1112401 - 08/20/06 08:14 PM Re: Names anyone?
Frank_W Offline
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Loc: United States
 Quote:
Originally posted by kokomo61:
My wife? She's "Yes, dear, you're absolutely right. [/b]
Smart... Very smart... You've been married quite a long time?
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#1112402 - 08/20/06 08:41 PM Re: Names anyone?
193866 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/06
Posts: 777
Loc: Manassas,Va
Dear Debussy 20... Love the idea... To name your piano...Sounds very artistic to me as a retired decorator...Also amusing...Sandy B
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#1112403 - 08/20/06 08:56 PM Re: Names anyone?
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Registered: 08/10/05
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
I started off thinking I would name my piano Mary Elizabeth, after my mother. (It was her inheritance that enabled me to buy the piano.) But after I got the piano home, I soon became aware that it was definitely male. Then somebody here in the forum referred to my piano as the Pied Piper of Hamlin, and it was one of those "a-ha!" moments, because I realized at that moment that Piper was in fact my piano's true name.
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#1112404 - 08/21/06 12:37 AM Re: Names anyone?
icekid767 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/06
Posts: 89
Loc: Orlando
I've named my piano "Yogurt" the Yamaha Clavinova. I've also named my car "Henry" the Honda. My girlfriend got me into naming everything. Our fridge has a name, too. Frederic.

Hawk
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#1112405 - 08/21/06 01:27 AM Re: Names anyone?
twitch77 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 55
Loc: wyoming
 Quote:
Originally posted by icekid767:
I've named my piano "Yogurt" the Yamaha Clavinova. I've also named my car "Henry" the Honda. My girlfriend got me into naming everything. Our fridge has a name, too. Frederic.

Hawk [/b]
lmfao. . .your fridge?!? \:D lol thanks for sharing. . .i needed a good laugh. :p

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#1112406 - 08/21/06 01:27 AM Re: Names anyone?
Bosendorfer88 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 198
Loc: Montreal
Never thought about naming really, interesting thought though

I think Maestro Otto would suit him well, seeing the piano mark is Otto Meister

But if i get a bosendorfer grand, it's a she defenitely
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#1112407 - 08/21/06 06:49 AM Re: Names anyone?
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
 Quote:
Originally posted by icekid767:
I've named my piano "Yogurt" the Yamaha Clavinova. I've also named my car "Henry" the Honda. My girlfriend got me into naming everything. Our fridge has a name, too. Frederic.

Hawk [/b]
If your fridge was in MY house...my wife would be having a MIDNIGHT affair with Frederic \:D
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#1112408 - 08/21/06 02:37 PM Re: Names anyone?
icekid767 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/06
Posts: 89
Loc: Orlando
Okay, I made up the part about the fridge, but since I made the post, my girlfriend has agreed that Frederic is a good name for the Fridge.
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#1112409 - 08/21/06 02:53 PM Re: Names anyone?
funburger Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 1417
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
 Quote:
Originally posted by icekid767:
I've named my piano "Yogurt" the Yamaha Clavinova. I've also named my car "Henry" the Honda. My girlfriend got me into naming everything. Our fridge has a name, too. Frederic.

Hawk [/b]
If your fridge was in MY house...my wife would be having a MIDNIGHT affair with Frederic \:D [/b]
ROTFL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#1112410 - 08/21/06 06:42 PM Re: Names anyone?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
My dishwashers name is Hobart

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#1112411 - 08/21/06 07:33 PM Re: Names anyone?
Frank_W Offline
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Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 1047
Loc: United States
My Jeep's name is Gertrude. (Dirty Gertie, after I've taken her off-roading for the mud-bath that she requires, in order to maintain her good looks!)

The central heat/air unit is named Hector. (I don't know how that name came about, but now I'm going to have to name the dishwasher and the fridge.)

The pianos don't have names, but I'll need to rectify that, too.

The Yamaha... Lady Helga. (Dominatrix, that she is!)

The Alesis digital is easy: Al.

The coffee maker is named Sam, because he reminds me of the character in "The Hobbit." Always faithful, sometimes sputters and stutters a little, but day after day, he just chugs along, doing what he's asked.
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#1112412 - 08/21/06 10:09 PM Re: Names anyone?
Waterfall Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 293
Loc: North Carolina
My piano's name is George. Here's an explanation of why I call him George: http://asortofnotebook.blogspot.com/2005/02/wherefore-art-thou-george.html.

I used to have a clavinova named Electra, but I sold her.

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#1112413 - 08/22/06 10:33 AM Re: Names anyone?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
waterfall: the link does not work for me.
Its says "The requested URL was not found on this server. Please visit the Blogger homepage or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance. " Whenever i click on it

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#1112414 - 08/22/06 10:39 AM Re: Names anyone?
Waterfall Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 293
Loc: North Carolina
Oops--sorry. I scratched my head for a minute on this one, then realized the period at the end of my sentence was included in the URL. Try this:

http://asortofnotebook.blogspot.com/2005/02/wherefore-art-thou-george.html

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#1112415 - 08/22/06 11:00 AM Re: Names anyone?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
Good story, Waterfall

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#1112416 - 08/22/06 11:29 AM Re: Names anyone?
Mr Super-Hunky Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 4219
Loc: Arizona.
I have'nt "officially" named my M&H "BB" yet, but I tell people that the "BB" stands for "Big Boy"!

Unofficially, I think he (the piano) can talk, as all it ever sais to me is "hey, come here and dust me!!" :p

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