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Help me name my Surly Ogre

Old 08-05-23, 08:06 PM
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Help me name my Surly Ogre

It's a 2016 or 2017, new to me Surly Ogre in tan/khaki.

I have always named my bikes - starting with my first one when I was 9 years old and I named it after a horse book I was reading at the time - Flicka.
I haven't named all my bikes over the years, but I did name my electric cargo bike when I got it because it was kind of a big deal and I was super excited about it - I named it Nikola.
My other bikes are: Jemma (which that bike will now be relegated to the trainer). I got this bike for a "hold-over" until I could find one I really wanted. There's Cobalt - the blue folding touring bike I got to throw on the train or in a trunk of a car. And now this "do it all bike" Surly Ogre. I have thought of naming it Fiona, but I learned there are a lot of Fiona Surly Ogre bikes out there. So, I looked up other ogre names - Shrek, Gretch, Fergus, Felicia, and Farkle, and Cookie.
I'm torn between Gretch and Farkle, but I'm open to other ogre-like names.

It will be outfitted usually with Teal accented accessories with touches of red. When I go touring. it will have red panniers. The red panniers came with the bike and I already had a lot of teal stuff that I have removed from "Gemma" and I just. bought a teal frame bag (yet to arrive).
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I’m rather partial to Surly Ogre or The Ogre
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Old 08-05-23, 10:22 PM
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(also: Roach)
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Old 08-06-23, 12:44 AM
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Old 08-06-23, 05:22 AM
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For those of us who are more visual, a photo would help.
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Old 08-06-23, 06:14 AM
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Ogre...Troll...so many BF legends could be memorialized. Since it's a touring bike, I'd go with Hohner as a nod to the SqueezeBox. Agree, pics are overdue.

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Old 08-06-23, 09:22 AM
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Ogre?
His real name is Frederick Aloysius Palowaski
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I'll wonder about any of you that name your bikes! <grin>

I have no affection or emotional attachment toward my bike.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Iím rather partial to Surly Ogre or The Ogre
That's like saying my dog is a dog, so I'm going to name it Dog. I get it that you don't name your bike. I don't name my cars either. I will just say I'm going to take the Clarity or the Fit. But a bike is different. I talk to it... I don't say, "Melissa, you can do it. You can make it up this hill." I say "(Bike name) you can do it, you can make it up this hill." like they are the one doing the work.
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Help me pick a name which has some significance to me, even though nobody knows me or knows what has significance to me ...... Really?
Originally Posted by mams99
That's like saying my dog is a dog, so I'm going to name it Dog.
See, you had this all along.

Well done. Not that it matters, but I approve.
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Ogre is male..how about Olga?
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Originally Posted by Ubie
Ogre?
His real name is Frederick Aloysius Palowaski
How about Aloysius Devadander Abercrobie? (That's long for "Mud.")

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Originally Posted by Broctoon
How about Aloysius Devadander Abercrobie? (That's long for "Mud.")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=953PkxFNiko
Nope. This is Ogre

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Surely, your Surly must be a Shirley.
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Your bike already has a name, why do you need to name it ?
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
Your bike already has a name, why do you need to name it ?
The same reason people name their cars (which I do not). If you have an emotional attachment to it, it deserves a name.

As I said in another response, I talk TO my bike. I will say, "Gemma (my Bianchi Advantage bike) - you can do it. Keep going. Don't stop". I don't say to myself, "Melissa, you can do it. Keep going, Don't stop." It's like we are two different bodies working on this hill or trail, etc. We're a team.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
For those of us who are more visual, a photo would help.
I will share a photo when I have it all outfitted. I agree - it's hard to name something when you don't have a feel for what it looks like. Mine will have a feminine flare as I am a woman who likes color.
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Originally Posted by mams99
I will share a photo when I have it all outfitted. I agree - it's hard to name something when you don't have a feel for what it looks like. Mine will have a feminine flare as I am a woman who likes color.
Then why did you ask at this stage?
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Originally Posted by mams99
That's like saying my dog is a dog, so I'm going to name it Dog. I get it that you don't name your bike. I don't name my cars either. I will just say I'm going to take the Clarity or the Fit. But a bike is different. I talk to it... I don't say, "Melissa, you can do it. You can make it up this hill." I say "(Bike name) you can do it, you can make it up this hill." like they are the one doing the work.
dog works too! Dog sit. Dog come. Good dog!
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