More than a third of UK vehicle owners have given their car a name, with Daisy being the most popular choice among drivers.
Around 36 percent of drivers named their car with Daisy at the top, followed by Baby in second place and Ruby and Neville in third place.
Boy-racer favorites The Passion Wagon and The Pimp Mobile remain strong, along with movie-inspired names like Yoda, Darth, and Scooby.
Along with Baby, other sentimental names emerged from the survey, such as Sweetheart, Precious, and Princess.
The survey by the auto technology specialist Nextbasefound that 13 percent of drivers said their car was their best friend, while 20 percent said they missed their car desperately while on vacation.
And almost a quarter (24 percent) of drivers said they wouldn’t trust anyone to drive their car.
Nextbase’s research found that the average British driver devotes three hours of attention to his car every month, including cleaning and polishing the interior, tinkering with the engine and washing hands on the outside.
Bryn Brooker, Director of Marketing at Nextbase, said, “The study shows how much we are a car loving nation. People clearly value their cars, and this is one reason why the number of people who use dash cams to see themselves to protect is increasing.
“Cars don’t just get us from A to B – many people have a strong bond with their vehicle.”
Interestingly, 57 percent of UK drivers prefer to be alone while driving. More than four in ten (41 percent) say it gives them well-deserved time for me, while 27 percent enjoy the fact that they don’t drive. I don’t have to have a conversation.
Top Ten Most Popular Pet Names For Cars In The UK
1. Daisies – 7%
2nd baby – 5%
3rd ruby - 4%
4. Neville – 4%
5. Bernard – 4%
6. Harry – 3%
7. Betsy – 3%
8. Bertha – 3%
9. Buddy – 2%
10. Max – 2%