Do you have a name for your instrument?
This vote idea comes via our friend Michael Kennedy, who had all kinds of guitars and other instruments that he never named, but when he got his violins, the names just kind of came to him. I'll let him tell the rest his story in the comments!
To be honest, I never have had a name that stuck for any of my fiddles. The closest was "Old Yellow," which actually was a modern violin that had some amber crystals in the varnish and was quite yellow. But honestly, I didn't use the name very much, not enough for it to feel "real"!
I do have a name for my car - our long-time Prius finally broke down, after 210,000 miles. So I got a practical car to replace it, a Honda Civic hatchback (my friend Maggie the cellist suggested the hatchback idea). I pointed out to my daughter that the light-grey car has a funny little fin on top of it, and she said, "Oh, like a baby shark!"
Baby Shark! So "2019". And the perfect name for a nerdy-but-sturdy car.
But back to fiddles, if you have named yours, what is the name? And what made you choose that name -- or did someone else choose it for you? If you never named your violin, why not? Might you in the future? Please participate in the vote and then tell us about it in the comments.
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