Need help fine tuning trailer name - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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Need help fine tuning trailer name

Hi all,

I bought a 1997 13" Casita Patriot and I'm in the process of fixing and replacing equipment to get it ready for travel. In the process I've decided to name the trailer, but I'm caught up in grammatical indecision. Anyone care to help me fine tune the name I've selected?

The long form name I've decided on is: The fiberglass T.A.R.D.I.S.

For those who might not recognize the reference, the T.A.R.D.I.S. is a traveling time machine used by Dr. Who in the British TV series of the same name. It stands for "Time And Relative Dimension In Space".

I also considered "The White T.A.R.D.I.S." since the real TARDIS is a deep blue color and frequently referred to as 'the blue box'. But I like the fiberglass reference better.

For the purposes of putting lettering on the trailer I'm thinking about something like this: The 'Glass T.A.R.D.I.S.

In large part the question comes down to punctuation and grammar. I can do what ever I want, but I'd like it to look classy and serve as a topic of discussion. What I'm undecided about is the "glass" portion of the name. If I abbreviate fiberglass as 'glass should I put an apostrophe before glass and should glass be capitalized? My searches on grammar web sites haven't been fruitful.

Your thoughts?


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Old 06-19-2015, 12:07 PM   #2
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Tardis without the periods. Everyone who knows will know.

I might stylize the letters into a shape expressing motion.

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Old 06-19-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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No help here! Lol!
After 20 years we still call ours "The Boler".

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Old 06-19-2015, 02:23 PM   #4
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We call our Perris pacer

The Perris Hilton

(Actual I stole the name from another Perris owner.... Just to good to pass up)

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Old 06-19-2015, 03:48 PM   #5
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I agree with Norm and I wouldn't use the apostrophe either for the same reason.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:29 PM   #6
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Another agree with Norm.
I sometimes use the term Tardis and I can tell some folks have no clue what I mean!
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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Do you happen to travel with a K-9? Or a companion? Just curious.

Perhaps "SLIPSTREAM TARDIS". Best I can come up with.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:36 AM   #8
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That's a cool name with good meaning behind it. I also agree with Norm. And when something goes wrong with it, it can be called simply a Tard!
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:40 AM   #9
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I like Norm's idea to a point (hah!).
Without periods, every schoolteacher in the country will think you misspelled 'tardies,' which could be good for conversation or bad if around a marker-wielding grammar vigilante.
I also like the 'glass but don't know if the casual observer would get it.
A hyphen usually precedes a suffix, and although -glass is technically not a suffix, it is physically and metaphorically!
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:49 AM   #10
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I like a name that the casual observer won't get. Like the time I saw a personalized tag that said "Baa Baa". Took me a few minutes following him in his black Jeep.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:01 AM   #11
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Frankly, I don't think it matters if anyone else gets it. If you put the name somewhere on the exterior and someone asks... Now you have another conversation piece.

Lots of us here on the forum know what it means. You're not the first egg owner to use Tardis and that doesn't matter either. Decide the name that has meaning for you!
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:42 AM   #12
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How bout just Tardis II
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #13
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When our 1982 Burro's total reconditioning is done, it will be named "JEALOUS MUCH"
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:43 AM   #14
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I would use "glass", capitalize TARDIS and leave the periods out. People who recognize TARDIS will think it cool. People who don't recognize it will ask, starting a conversation. I am a fly fisher person with "FLYBOX" on my plates. Other fly fishermen get it; those who don't, ask. I get to meet interesting folks that way. Besides, it's your trailer-name it however you want!😺
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:53 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by bill&sandra View Post
How bout just Tardis II
I agree but would use an italicized font for something different.

Lived in a 1958 Chevy panel truck named Freude when I was in college decades ago, so when I bought my Casita I named it Freude II.

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Old 06-20-2015, 12:06 PM   #16
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I have no idea what "Tardis" is. I might think it was the owner's last name. I guess, I would simply name it how I wanted unless I was trying to send a message or imply something or another. Is it important that others realize what it means?
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:58 PM   #17
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TARDIS the Menace.

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