N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1551 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
Most had an American theme name. If you weren't American, some of them probably seemed quaint/odd/weird.
This is not quite accurate. Actually, most of the aircraft (at least in the 80s) had generic names. In fact, some even had German names, for the IGS (intra-Germany routes to Berlin, et al) services. Some did have patriotic American names, or the names of American cities, but these were by no means the majority of the fleet: Some random examples: