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MarkHayward

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Top Naming
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:10:19 PM »

Do we have a standard for which tops get a personalized name? My 10 inch top is named Chubby, and I know that Alan Gray individually named all of his biggest tops, but I also know that there are some tops made by other people that are smaller than 10 inches with names.
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yollector

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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2014, 04:29:43 PM »

We have The Big top that Alan made down at the
National yoyo museum named the Great Bambino.
     We lost a White Nectorine tree in our back yard
so I turned a large top out of the Wood.
   So I named it :::::::::::: The :::::::::::::::::::::
Great Nectorino !!!
           RFC

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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 05:01:44 PM »

The Great Nectorino!  That is funny.  I like that.  Thanks for the laughs.
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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 06:44:15 PM »

The only standard in the US is that they always seem to get masculine names. I am sure in France it would be another story.
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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 06:47:58 PM »

its my opinion that any top, mass produced or otherwise, has a distinctive personality and should be treated as an entity onto itself. that being said i think that its sort of a show of respect to the top to give it a name that you "feel" is right for it. the exception to that rule is if you buy a top from a craftsmen like mr. watts or johnM and say theyve already given the top a name lets say, in that case i would say it would be inappropriate for the buyer to rename the top. any top big or small like any person short or tall deserves a name @-@.......imho
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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 06:51:40 PM »

The only standard in the US is that they always seem to get masculine names. I am sure in France it would be another story.

i named a top "marble cake" once...........@-@............it really looked like marble cake i wanted to eat it, but then i drilled the hole wrong and "marble cake" aka "cupcake" was exiled to the wilderness of the dud pile....................r.i.p "marble cake"  :'(  in canada we name as we please
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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 05:04:55 PM »

You can see from my avatar that "NFO" got its name when Alan put my "Naval Flight Officer" wings decal on the crown and made the lower part to look like the shield in the middle of the wings.
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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 08:19:25 PM »

From the thread about Mike's Brutus top by Alan Gray (link = Red Oak Top )
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I generally only name the really big tops. You are welcome to give it a name. The owner generally picks the name anyhow.

Plus a name makes it easier to blame the top for broken stuff.  ::)

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Re: Top Naming
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2014, 08:21:52 PM »

I've named most of the tops I've made (not so many yet).  Don't always remember the names, but eventually I find that I wrote them down or labeled a flikr photo...helpful reminders.  One of my first and favorite names for an early softwood top I turned is "Lump"  The best plastic top (about 4-5") I've turned I call the Chimignanga.   The Albino Unicorn is now a thing too...and the Taquito.

I've asked Alan to someday make make a big top for me--I pre-named it Vertigo (so shotgun on that name) :)

Hoping mine will be blue and white barber-pole.   Thought this was fitting name and scheme--in theme with Figaro and Hypno too.

I do loves me some big top...
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