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Naming your instrument
Does anyone have a name for their violin or other instruments?
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AndrewH
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So, after thinking aloud about it earlier in this thread, I finally did decide to name my viola earlier this year. It's now The Firebird.

It's a 15.75" viola made by Henry Krug of Phoenix, Arizona in 1979, one of only three violas he produced in his entire career -- most makers either specialize in violas or make extremely few violas, and Krug appears to have been one of the latter category. The name has a quadruple meaning, referring to the place the viola was made, this viola's role in my recovery after my life seemed to have completely fallen apart, the viola's quick response and intensely focused sound that lend themselves to more "fiery" music, and finally, one of my favorite orchestral pieces.

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Still nothing other than calling my old German fiddle Gramps has stuck. It's weird, but playing my Ming never feels like *my* fiddle, so I guess that's why I never named it. I've never stopped babying it, so maybe that is why. Gramps is the one that goes places with me... music festivals, playing in the park or on the porch, while the Ming sits like a little prince in its case, haha. It's gone on hikes in the woods with me before and after my fiddle lessons, but never taken out and played in those places because I know I couldn't replace it if I broke it. But it seems like it needs a better name than just "Ming" haha. 

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BillyG said
ROFL !  Just call it "The Boss" ( until he/she lets you know what his/her name really is --- you gotta play that instrument every day though for that to happen....   it needs to feel wanted.... 🙂 🙂 🙂    )  

"The Boss" LOL. That would mean that my fiddle decides over me. 🙁

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LIMA BEAN

Who's instrument was that comment meant for Holly? Is that the name of your Sima?

damfino said
Still nothing other than calling my old German fiddle Gramps has stuck......................... But it seems like it needs a better name than just "Ming" haha.   

NO, not Ming. I love Gramps. It's perfect.

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Pierre, you said your violin was made by Jan Larsson in Lima, Sweden...

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Lima..... Believe it or not, Sweden has a Lima.

Great idea Holly. "Lima Bean" is a good name. I'll sleep on it. ROFL

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My violin have no name, but i want give my violin name is Fiddle, because it represents a string instrument...

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Fiddle works.
But if there is a fire somewhere and you want to have someone grab your instrument real fast and there just happens to be many fiddles there, you'll be in trouble. 😉

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