I'm a bit of a classical string instruments nerd. I can't pay any instrument but I listen to classical music a lot.
Sempi and I like to name our trucks. Sempi goes for the classics like Mary Anne and Mike Mulligan. I usually go for Jacquline Du Pre, Yoyo Ma and Stradivarius.
Me: So Yoyo Ma is driving the Stradivarius (the dump truck) and Jacquline Du Pre is digging the dirt with Guarneri (the excavator).
Sempi: Appa, Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne are driving up the hill and coming to the construction site.
Me: Paganini (the steam roller) is flattening the road. Perlman and Heifetz are pouring the concrete.
Sempi starts struggling with the names at this point.
Sempi: What should we name our back hoe.
Me: How about Beethoven?
Sempi: Ok, we'll call it Beethoven Backhoei. But we'll use Backhoei for short. What do you think?
Me: Nice try buddy, we're calling our backhoe, Beethoven.
My hope is that by the time he starts taking Cello lessons, he's already used to the names of big wigs.