Betsy, George and Beast have topped a list of the most popular ‘pet’ names for cherished cars.
A study of 2,000 drivers found four in 10 have named a car, with Bessie, Betty, Bertha, and Bertie also common monikers.
Boris, Lucy, and Dolly completed the top 10, with other popular names including Bella, Priscilla, and Rusty.
It also emerged 60% feel they grow emotionally attached to their car, with 37% going as far as to say they feel like it is a friend or family member.
The stats emerged in a study by Your Red Car, a new online auto marketplace powered by Santander.
They’ve partnered with writer and comedian, David Baddiel, to bring seven real life memoirs of cherished cars to life in a series of short stories, entitled The Adventures of Pre-Loved Cars.
“Cars aren’t just transport – every car you own can bring back a memory of your life as it was then,” said David.
The study also found 31% of drivers refer to their cars as ‘she/her’, while 19% say ‘he/him’.
Others express their love for their cars by buying accessories (36%) and talking to them (32%).
Top 30 most popular car names