|Poor, nameless motor home|
Some of the kids liked The Mother Ship - that seemed a bit presumptuous as it was Michael's dream to own the thing, he did the research, shopping, repairs and most the driving. ::snort::
Michael liked Mo - as in MOtor home. The rest of us were skeptical.
We kept talking - waiting for a name to fit! Nolan and I wanted something "Japanese." He was given the task of finding a suitable Japanese name to suggest. He thought, うち (Uchi) would work. It means home.
We decided to live with it a bit before making the final choice. We wanted to be sure the word meant what we thought it meant and did a bit of research.
Uchi can mean "house" or "I/me/us/our company/our organization". The second option is mostly used by Japanese that come from the Kansai area. If it is a sentence that has he or ni after uchi, it means house. If is followed by wa or ga, it is the second option.Well - it seems that Uchi could mean organization or "I". I explained we'd need to adjust a bit if we wanted to be authentic. You know, in case someone from Kansai knew we named the thing UCHI and thought we were saying "Me, me, me." All understood, to avoid this confusion, Uchi would need to be followed by ni.....Uchini seemed incomplete...and then someone remembered MO - Michael's favorite. Uchi ni Mo!
We kept thinking and talking. We bought a jeep. Now we needed a name for it. Ideally the names would "fit together." One day I was out driving and contemplating this great problem. I offer a glimpse of my thought process. Uchinimo (Ewwchey knee moe).
Uchinimo....Nemo was a cute movie. "Just keep swimming....just keep swimming." I loved Dori.
Nemo was pretty cute too. He had a bit of spunk, but for the most part kept swimming...following Dori.
Uchinimo. WHAT are we going to name these rigs?
The Jeep will follow the motor home. If we settle and just call the RV Uchi...what goes with uchi for the jeep.
Uchi for the RV. Ni Mo for the Jeep.
I wonder if the family will go for it. They did.
We haven't come up with any names we like better.....
And so we present Uchi and Ni Mo...Uchinimo - our house the motor home.
|Nimo looks pretty tiny behind Uchi|