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For some folks, a car is just a way to get from point A to point B, while for others, it means much more.

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In fact, nearly 25 percent of car owners in the United States have a special name for their car according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance.

So, how do people come up with a name for their car?

"Thirty-one percent said they were inspired by their vehicle's color and appearance and it's something they enjoy doing," said Eric Hardgrove, spokesman for Nationwide Insurance. "People do have a special relationship with their car. In many cases, they're in it for a great deal of time and it tends to take a special place in their heart."

Among the findings:

  • 36 percent of car owners who name their vehicles are between the ages of 18 and 34
  • Women are more likely to have a nickname for their cars than men, 27 percent vs. 17 percent
  • About one of four surveyed think of their car as a girl and women are more likely to have a "baby girl"
  • Men are more likely to name their car after a famous or historical person or a character in a movie

Check out the full survey results.