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    I know that a bunch of y'all have named your ukes. I haven't understood why until very recently. If you name a pet fish, how can you not name your uke???

    What are some of your uke's names?
    Ko'Aloha Concert-KSM-03
    Kamaka Pineapple White Label
    Gold Tone Banjolele Concert
    Hilo Soprano

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    Ever since I was a kid, I have always named everything. But as weird as it sounds, I have to spend time with it for awhile first and find out what it's "personality" is. I can't seem to name things until I spend some time with them first. Some of the names, and different things I have named:

    My Sopranino Ohana SK-21: "Ku'u poki'i <Kapookie>" (Cherrished Little Sister)
    My 1st, Ohana SK-35: "IZ"
    Ohana SK-35 a.k.a. "IZ"
    A Goth Model Les Paul: Barnabas
    Another Les Paul: Hobo Ted (there is a story there)
    A 1948 Plymouth Sedan: Eleanor
    My daughter's 69 VW Beetle: Scarab

    I could go on and on..
    Mahalo Ke Akua
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    Ohana SK-35 a.k.a. "IZ"
    Ohana SK-21 a.k.a. "Ku'u poki'i <Kapookie>"
    Lanikai LU-21 a.k.a. "Cinderella"
    Epiphone Les Paul Concert Uke "Lil' Lester"
    Harmony Banjo Uke a.k.a. "Bango"
    Gibson Les Paul a.k.a. "Hobo Ted"
    Epiphone Les Paul Studio a.k.a. "Barnabas"
    Epiphone Les Paul a.k.a. "Blaze"
    Gretsch Tenor Banjo a.k.a. "Jed"
    Supertone 406, 5 string Banjo a.k.a. "GrandPa Jones"
    Fernendes Telecaster "Suemeh"

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    I thought long and hard about the names I gave my ukes. So here is the list in no particular order:

    Moore Bettah - My Moore Bettah Concert
    Howlett - My Pete Howlett uklectic
    Koaloha - My Koaloha concert
    Stagg - My Stagg Concert, AKA Jacks uke (my son)
    Koa pili koko - my soprano Koa pili koko

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    Tramp - 5 string boat paddle with my logo on the tail
    Bob - david Gill Pineapple (Sponge bob lives in one)
    little pete - ohana sopranino
    blanket - david Gill aromatic cedar tenor
    #1 - Custom painted Oscar Schmidt OU-2
    Jones - Goldtone Banjolele deluxe
    Ukulele Themed Vinyl Stickers!!
    Ukeeku Etsy Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewton2 View Post
    I thought long and hard about the names I gave my ukes. So here is the list in no particular order:

    Moore Bettah - My Moore Bettah Concert
    Howlett - My Pete Howlett uklectic
    Koaloha - My Koaloha concert
    Stagg - My Stagg Concert, AKA Jacks uke (my son)
    Koa pili koko - my soprano Koa pili koko
    Your originality is right up there with mine. Yeah creativity!

    "the DaSilva" - DaSilva #291 soprano
    "the Pineapple" - 2011 Kamaka pineapple soprano
    "the low G" - low G tuned 2008 Kamaka concert
    "the Kiwaya" - Kiwaya KS-0P travel uke

    Although the Kamaka pineapple soprano is sometimes known as Valentine, as it was born on Feb 14, 2011. But I can't take credit for the name, it was a friend's idea

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    LOL. So far I'm in the group that calls the ukulele "ukulele."

    But now I think I'll change the Mainland slot-head concert's name from "Mainland slot-head concert" to "Senior Ferdinand Droopy-drawers del Mankypants."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pootsie View Post
    LOL. So far I'm in the group that calls the ukulele "ukulele."

    But now I think I'll change the Mainland slot-head concert's name from "Mainland slot-head concert" to "Senior Ferdinand Droopy-drawers del Mankypants."
    By far, the best ukulele name ever. Allow me to bow down in the presence of greatness.
    Brian
    Ohana PK25G - Pineapple Soprano with Aquila
    Ohana SK15 - Maroon Soprano with Aquila
    Kala KA-FMSLN - Flame Maple Longneck Soprano with Loprinzi
    Eleuke BC-50E - Prototype Concert with Living Water
    Mainland Classic mahogany Long Neck Concert Pineapple with Freemont Black low g
    Sailor Brand M-EU T6EG - Six string tenor with Southcoast
    Luna TT MAH - Tattoo tenor with Loprinzi
    Koloa KU-650 - Baritone with Alohi low d
    Cordoba - Guitalele
    Eddy Finn EF-BU2F - Deluxe Banjo Uke

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    By far, the best ukulele name ever. Allow me to bow down in the presence of greatness.
    Agreed. Pootsie, what will you name my Kamoa??
    Ko'Aloha Concert-KSM-03
    Kamaka Pineapple White Label
    Gold Tone Banjolele Concert
    Hilo Soprano

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnewton2 View Post
    I thought long and hard about the names I gave my ukes. So here is the list in no particular order:

    <snip>
    Yeah, all of my instruments are called by their brand/luthier/model as well. Same with vehicles.

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    Well,my kids say,"That's spongebob's house." Everytime they see my pineapple tenor flea. So I guess it is.

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