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Pennsylvania couple name daughter Tesla.

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  1. RobStark

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    Tesla Paige Meyers
    CHAMBERSBURG >> Peber David and Deborah Faye (Lichtenberger) Meyers, Chambersburg, had a daughter, Tesla Paige Meyers, at 9:20 a.m. June 20, 2014, in Waynesboro Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Carter, Lance and Jude are Tesla's brothers; and Jaymee is her sister.

    Birth announcements - Chambersburg Public Opinion
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I knew someone named Tesla who was born in the late 50s. Unique name, but not unheard of.
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    I kinda like it as a first name. Probably works better for a little girl than a boy, especially if the nickname is tessie or tess.
     
  4. AmpedUP

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    'Wondering how many boys named Elon will be born in the next few years...
     
  5. RobStark

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    Tesla is a surname, so no rank for surname on the names list.

    Of course that is different now, there is a little girl with that name and there are many many cars with that name. Car name ranks high:wink:
     
  7. RobStark

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    There are many names that are both a family name and a first name that rank on the list.
     
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    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    I have hear of people naming their kids "Mercedes".
     
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    I know a dog named Tesla. The guy who it owns races autocross and was so excited when I first brought my car. I was a little confused by the extenda-leash with masking tape and "TESLA' written on it + he was taking pictures and not racing that weekend.
     
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    In this case, a little daughter was first with the name, car was named after the girl.

    Mercédès – a Spanish girl’s name meaning ‘grace’ – was the name of the daughter born in 1889 to the Austrian businessman, Emil Jellinek, who had homes in Baden near Vienna and Nice.

    At the beginning of April 1900, Jellinek made an agreement with DMG concerning sales of cars and engines and the decision was taken to use the Jellinek’s pseudonym as a product name. In addition, it was agreed that a new engine “bearing the name Daimler-Mercedes” was to be developed.
     
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    Apparently it was a popular name with Austrians in the late 19th Century.
     
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    Mercedes, Porsche (Porsha) and Bentley are relatively common
     
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    have a friend's son named Nikola
     
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    and Porsche ... ewww
     
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    DITB Charged.hk co-founder

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    Chevy Chase - though that is just a nickname.

    Morgan (a British car brand)

    Morris (also a British car brand)

    Anyone called Chrysler for first name?
     
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    My classmates 12 year old daughter is named Tesla (inspired by Nikola)
     
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    Porsche -yuck
    Portia - awesome Shakespeare heroine.
    Spelling counts!!
     
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    Mercedes is a spanish name, my mother's name is Mercedes. The name Mercedes are from the woman Mercedes Adrienne Ramona Manuela Jellinek, here is a picture of her an her bith papel:


    mercedes_jellinek_02_464x258_09-2012.jpg mercedes_jellinek_02_540x493_09-2012.jpg
     
  19. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Which is kind of ironic.
     
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    In Italian, it is Nicola (Nicholas). It is my dear departed Dad's name, prior to Americanization.
     

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