Just like naming your cat, dog, even your pet turtle, naming your Tesla is a trend that everyone can get behind! Tesla’s are almost full thinking beings on their own, as they can drive themselves, be summoned to you, even talk amongst themselves on the road!
Naming your Tesla can be done easily on the car’s app, and fortunately names can also be changed whenever you desire it.
If you’re the proud new owner of a Tesla, you should name your car in the Tesla app to help distinguish it from the rest of your Tesla flock or other vehicles on the road.
You can give your car a variety of creative names, and even have a surprise in store if you name your Tesla after certain movie tropes like Monty Python and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!
What Should I Name My Tesla?
What to name your Tesla is completely up to you. However, we recommend naming your Tesla something you will easily remember when using the Tesla app and looking at software attached to your Tesla.
It’s best to stick to a simple name you’ll remember, like Chad, Simpson, Poki, heck even The Space Ship! We’ll give you more ideas below, but it’s important to stick with a name you’re comfortable sharing with others and a name you can easily recognize as being your vehicle.
Although Tesla’s founder Elon Musk famously named (or tried to name) his child X Æ A-12, we don’t recommend going this complicated.
You can even incorporate numbers into your Tesla’s name, such as SpaceShip1, SpaceShip2, Tesla450, and so on.
Creative Tesla Names
Simple, yet striking, there are various Tesla names that can highlight the fuel-free, eco-friendly, and powerful characteristics of your Tesla in a creative way! Best of all, you can name all Tesla models from Y, 3, X, or S.
Some of our favorite names that pay homage to Tesla’s history, its electric powered makeup, and insert some creative humor include:
- Gen Y
- Ferarri 2.0
What Happens When you Name your Tesla 42?
When you name your Tesla 42, the app automatically changes your car’s name to “Life, the Universe, and Everything.”
Although this seems like it would be a mistake, loyal fans of the movie and book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” know this as a reference to one of the most humours parts of the book! SPOILER ALERT.
In the film and book, during an encounter with an all-knowing deep thought computer, it takes 7.5 million years to get the answer to the question of What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? A group of people anxiously awaiting the reply after millions of years are dissapointed when the computer only answers simply, “42.”
Tesla’s founder Elon Musk has a fascination with pop culture, and makes an effort for his loyal customers and Tesla owners to have fun driving and operating the vehicle.
The native of South Africa has also inserted some British-themed easter eggs into the Tesla’s naming system.
In addition to naming your Tesla 42 and recieving this funny little easter egg, there’s also hidden easter eggs if you name your car names related to the British comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which ran from the 1960’s to the 1970’s.
Naming your Tesla any of the following names:
- Rabbit of Caerbannog
- Mr. Creosote
- Biggus Dicku
will make a giant foot appear on your screen and play a not-so-subtle flatuence sound that fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus will recognize as being part of the show’s introduction sequence!
Popular Tesla Names
If you need help with some popular Tesla names, some of the most popular ones are listed below.
Before we get to them, however, we’d like to teach you how to name your Tesla in the first place.
To do so:
1. Tap the car icon at the bottom left corner of your navigation screen
2. On the next screen, tap software at the bottom of the menu
3. On the part of the screen that shows your vehicle’s picture and model, there’s a name in blue font that appears. Tap on that to change your car’s name and then save.
When choosing a name, might you consider some popular names that pay homage to pop culture, such as:
Naming your Tesla can be a fun process, and you can name any model of Tesla any name you want! Although there are easter eggs hidden in naming your Tesla after popular British classics, you can name your Tesla anything that fits both your car and your own personality.
It’s best to keep your Tesla system updated so you can continue to enjoy new features on your Tesla, and ensure it’s running smoothly as well.