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First 787 - What To Name Him / Her

Fri May 11, 2007 6:56 am

Many of us are following the development and build of the first 787. That baby is getting a lot of attention during its gestation. Do you think it deserves a name? Boeing, or maybe ANA, have the official right to name the first one, but hey, why can't we give our suggestions, or even find a nick-name from the A.net community?  Big grin

Here are a couple that I thought of . . .

Since the first baby will grow up in Japan with ANA, it could be a traditional Japanese name often used for first children:
- Taro, if you think the plane is a boy, or
- Hanako, if you think the plane is a girl

Any other ideas?
 
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RE: First 787 - What To Name Him / Her

Fri May 11, 2007 7:04 am

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RE: First 787 - What To Name Him / Her

Fri May 11, 2007 7:54 am

Quoting Jet-lagged (Thread starter):
Do you think it deserves a name?

It would be nice. There was already one groundbreaking and still highly successful aircraft that had a name and was the first ever of its kind. That was Line Number 1, 747-121, aka City of Everett.

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RE: First 787 - What To Name Him / Her

Fri May 11, 2007 8:20 pm

Quoting Jet-lagged (Thread starter):
Hanako, if you think the plane is a girl

Airplanes are always of female gender.
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RE: First 787 - What To Name Him / Her

Thu May 17, 2007 7:26 pm

If the plane is gonna be a Japanese baby, I think they should name her Sakura, which is the Japanese word for cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms are one of the most beautiful and alluring attractions from Japan, and I think the name is just as beautiful.
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