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07-19-2010, 12:12 PM
Is it normal to name ukulele's? I want to name my ukulele and not be crazy at the same time... I have a Concert ukulele..

Body style: Concert ukulele
Top: Laminated spruce
Back and Sides: Laminated rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Inlay pattern: Mother-of-pearl mini-dots
Rosette: Abalone
Binding: White with abalone purfling
Finish: Natural gloss
Tuners: traditional button

What should I name it?

07-19-2010, 12:19 PM
Naming is very normal to me, though very hard to decide on a certain one; I've found it too dificult to decide on it's gender!
Here's a tip, rhymes go down well.
Kayley the Ukulele
Hayley the Ukulele
Duke the Uke
Luke the Uke

07-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Ahh nice names! I can't pick whether it is a female or male either! I am a boy and I like it being a male gender, but the ukulele just seems so delicate like a female...

07-19-2010, 12:25 PM
It's not crazy, it's yours to enjoy.....I like the rhyming
Connie the Concert

07-19-2010, 12:46 PM
Blondie .

07-19-2010, 12:55 PM
Hmm? Whaddya mean?

07-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Well she's blond and she's a she.....always thought that'd be a good name for a Spruce top. Unless she's not really a blond. (neither is Debra Harry, actually)

07-19-2010, 12:59 PM
What does she sound like? Mellow? Bright? Maybe find the right Japanese or Hawaiian name that would describe its sound?

07-19-2010, 01:00 PM
Okay.. Thanks :) I'll put that name on the list ;)

07-19-2010, 03:04 PM
Spruce Forsyth ?

07-19-2010, 04:01 PM
I think if you want to name a uke, the motivation to do so will come naturally.
I used to not name my ukes. My ukes were simply... "The Kala solid mahogany" or "The Ohana Vita"... etc...

But then I started getting into an anime/game series called Touhou Project, and my friends who are also into it commented that my ukes could be named after Touhou characters they resemble.
And I thought it was a fantastic idea and stuck with it.

07-19-2010, 05:11 PM
yeah, personally i'm not into naming my instruments. i have named my cars (my mazda3 is named san-chan--i'm sure no one can figure out why :rolleyes:). i've had my bassoon for 13 years and it still doesn't have a name. i agree, tho, let the names come to you. find something around you that fits your uke and name it after that.

also, to the op--what is your name for? are you a fan of arashi? my wife absolutely loves them haha. my favorite car is a geo storm that i turboed (fun sleeper car) and i had a huge arashi on my back window (see pic about half-way down the page (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2044186/2) on my cardomain page). after i stuck it on there, everyone in my church congregation (mostly japanese) asked me if i was an arashi fan :rofl:. so, to make a long story short, my screen name i use because of my car.

07-19-2010, 05:39 PM
My name in real life is Arashi, haha. Mostly because my parents didn't name me until I was 2 and they saw that I had a bad temper, so they named me Arashi.

07-19-2010, 05:58 PM
cool name choice. you could name your uke "tempest" (arashi=tempest). i always thought that sounded cooler than storm and is closer in meaning, too.

07-19-2010, 06:09 PM
Ahh.. Good idea.

07-19-2010, 06:35 PM
She looks like a Tallulah (Lulu for short) , or a Leilani.

07-19-2010, 06:38 PM
Whats that?

Pukulele Pete
07-20-2010, 02:31 AM
I have ten ukuleles. Eight of them are named "ukulele" and two are named "banjo ukulele "

07-20-2010, 03:35 AM
So you dont like Spruce Forsyth then ?

08-03-2010, 10:13 PM

Ahnko Honu
08-04-2010, 12:56 AM

08-04-2010, 05:33 AM
She looks like a Tallulah (Lulu for short) , or a Leilani.

Coincidentally, my Ohana is "Leilani". She has a feminine aura, and the name just fit. My Risa is just "the stick". My wife dubbed it, and seems to enjoy the name: "Where's Jeff? He's upstairs playing with his stick." ..etc.:rolleyes:

08-04-2010, 06:06 AM
Go to the internet, search Hawaiian names, select male or female. You will see the names and the meaning behind each name. You might find a Hawaiian name that the meaning will be appropiate to you! That is what I did.

08-04-2010, 07:55 AM
Spruce Forsyth ?

I laughed anyway....

Jamcob has the right idea though, rhyming names are the way to go....bro

Yeah I'll go shoot myself for that crime to rhyme >.<

Penguins Fly
08-04-2010, 08:26 AM
I've got a Lanikai concert uke named Admiral Simon ('Simon' was inspired by Lord of the Flies, and 'Admiral' because....it is a Lanikai?). My cousin has a guitar named Caesar (there is a reason for that name, but I've forgotten it). We often jam together, and with names it feels like there is four of us, hahaha!

Anyway, if you are still deciding, I think Xavier is a great name for a uke (though it is a guy's name)

09-25-2010, 04:28 AM
You mean all Soprano and Concert ukuleles aren't female? Well I am new so I guess so far I have only met female ukuleles