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I noticed a thread where a poster referred to a piano as "The Senator". Did you name your piano? Next question, male or female persona? (Boats often referred in the female gender.) I had this conversation with a friend today. I said it needs to be female because of the range in emotions a piano is capable of displaying. Interested in your thoughts.


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Hi Sunnykeys!

I do give some of the things our home a name. For instance, our air cleaner is called Bris, and our humidifier is called Brus. However, my piano, which actually even isn't a piano but a controller, is called Piano, because it is a very nice name. Piano! I like the sound of it. smile

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Next question, male or female persona?

For me, nonbinary. cool


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No name for my piano... but then I didn’t name my car either.

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As the owner of the aforementioned "Senator," I'll add that it's the only piano I've ever named. Somehow, "the piano" still feels like it refers to my old Yamaha, and casually referring to a piano in my living room as "the Bösendorfer" either sounds pretentious (if I pronounce it correctly) or gauche (if I don't). Giving it a name solves both problems. smile

We haven't been specific about the Senator's gender; I like the idea of addressing it as "Madam Senator," though, lol.

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Love the story! I hope Madam Senator has a long successful term with you!


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I have an M & H, and her name is Macie


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I love the name. I'm still trying to come up with a suitable name.


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Originally Posted by SunnyKeys
I love the name. I'm still trying to come up with a suitable name.
Ok , it’s a little esoteric
A yam is a tuberous vegetable of the potato family (you would probably need to be Southern US to know that) similar to a sweet potato

So, a couple of name possibilities
- spud
- sweetie

You won’t hurt my feelings if these are not appealing 😺


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My pianos have secret names.Only I know their names.I prefer it that way.


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I was thinking about this the other day again and settled on a name for my piano. Lady Noir Belle

If my research is correct, Noir is black in French, Belle means beautiful. Lady because she is very patient as I continue to try to play better.


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I have been calling my restored piano, Captain Kawai, or sometimes just The Cap'n. It's a big old boat and at 7'4", it has the feel of an aircraft carrier with the lid down.

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Originally Posted by SunnyKeys
I was thinking about this the other day again and settled on a name for my piano. Lady Noir Belle

If my research is correct, Noir is black in French, Belle means beautiful. Lady because she is very patient as I continue to try to play better.
It sounds like a lovely name!


My piano is my friend and my voice to the great unknown out there.One never ignores a friend.

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