Quote Of The Day: Never Mess With A French Name Edition
Our daughters have a beautiful first name that must not be associated with a car, so let us unite to bring pressure on a multinational which is going to destroy this pretty name for our children. It is a scandal that they are able to use common first names for products
Sébastien Mortreux of Auby complains about Renault’s use of the name “Zoé” for a new electric car, being shown in concept form. French parents are rising up in anger, reports the Times of London, signing online petitions protesting Renault’s choice of a name that recently became one of Frances most popular. Now, I don’t plan on ever having children, but if I did, “Twingo” would have to be at the top of my list of potential names. Besides, as a Renault spokesfolks point out, the practice has good precedent, dating all the way back to Emil Jellinek’s 1902 decision to name a car after his daughter, Mercedes. Plus Renault already has the Clio and Mégane. And really, would these people be any happier if the car was named something like Bipper Tepee?
Wait until the trekkies hear about the DS-9.
France? I'm surprised it's not the Fatima or Nazeera.
I'm sorry you don't plan on having any kids, Ed. My first is coming any day now and you'll be missing out on the greatest job in the world.