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Your help is required ~ Name needed for my new KA 
Apr. 7, 2012 12:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2012 6:23 pm

I have had a 5 Quart Artisan Kitchen Aid since I have moved to the States and he is the love of my life, together we create such magic together!!  Not sure why, but I decided he needed a name so he got named Mr. Darcy one of my favorite characters from the book Pride and Prejudice.  Then a couple of years ago I decided to add another KA to the family, this time the Artisan Food processor.  After posting a recipe request here on the Buzz it was decided I should name him Mr. Bingley. 

A few weeks a go as I was looking for deals I came across the 6 Quart Professional KA on sale at Amazon and being the sort of person who can’t pass a bargain by of course I had to purchase it.  Well, that was not strictly true I saw the deal but was not sure whether to purchase it, after all I have two wonderful KA’s already, did I really need another? So for days I kept debating what to do and Sunday morning over breakfast my conversation once again was KA related, my dear husband just got up and left the table.  He came back and told me he had ordered the KA for me.  I think he got so sick of hearing about the advantages and disadvantages of the 6-quart KA that he just could not take any more!!

So my Ka has arrived but it needs a new name, so once again I am here asking for suggestions.  What should I name my new 6-quart KA?

If you have a KA what’s its name and why did you choice it?


Thank you for stopping by can’t wait to hear your suggestions.

Mr Darcy
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Mr Bingley
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6 Quart KA ~ I need a name!!
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Apr. 7, 2012 1:45 pm
Mr.Baxter { means old english and a baker}
Apr. 7, 2012 1:50 pm
I saw the pearl silver 6qt/575W model in a department store the other day. It's impressive. Like a Greek God. I would name it Hercules.
Apr. 7, 2012 1:50 pm
Oh thats a good one Mary, thank you for stopping by.
Apr. 7, 2012 1:52 pm
HI Allie ~ Yes its impressive although if I am honest, so far I prefer my old KA. May be I just need more time using it. Thank you for the suggestion, I have always loved Hercules.
Apr. 7, 2012 1:52 pm
My KA is "She Bops". Named after a dancing toy named "She Bop" that I keep on my kitchen. Here's a photo of She Bop dancing on top of She Bops.
Apr. 7, 2012 1:52 pm
Oops, here's the photo.
Apr. 7, 2012 1:54 pm
Apple.s when I saw the mega KA in the store I felt the same way. Perhaps you need an adjustment period? Like when a new child is added to the family. : )
Apr. 7, 2012 2:44 pm
That is so funny, I love the name She Bops. I'm sure its just a matter of getting use to this new model. I still have Mr Darcy he is sitting in the pantry for now. Husband thought I should sell it or donate it to goodwill, I'm sure he knew from the look of horror on my face that, that is never going to happen!
Apr. 7, 2012 3:05 pm
If you're going to keep both, a marriage is in order...Mrs. Darcy (the Mrs) of course.
Apr. 7, 2012 3:17 pm
What a great suggestion, thank you bd.weld!
Apr. 7, 2012 4:36 pm
I have no idea on a name for your beautiful new appliance. Should you decide to donate your extra mixer their are many women's shelters that would love to have that in their kitchen. Sounds like you have a very giving and kind husband. My KA is 35 years old and without a name. Maybe I should call it Oh Darn for all the times I have messed up and said that out loud.
Apr. 7, 2012 4:46 pm
Looks like a Stanley to me.
Apr. 7, 2012 4:49 pm
I have a cobolt blue one named Baloo.
Apr. 7, 2012 6:29 pm
Certainly not Mr. Wickham or Mr. Collins.
Apr. 7, 2012 6:41 pm
Perhaps this mixer is more of a Mr. Bennet, the father figure.
Apr. 7, 2012 8:29 pm
Bubba. Or Bond, James Bond.
Apr. 8, 2012 5:11 am
Marie C ~ Thank you for stopping by O Darn is so funny. I know that I should donate it, but I have become so attached to mr Darcy that even though I know its selfish it will always belong to me.
Apr. 8, 2012 5:12 am
Linda, I love the stan Stanley, but that was my husband's late uncles name and I think he wold be insulted if I named my new mixer after him! I love your name Balloo.
Apr. 8, 2012 5:13 am
Happyfood ~ you really have excellent suggestions. Mr Benett is indeed a very good name but I also love Mr Wickham!
Apr. 8, 2012 5:14 am
sassyoldlady ~ love your suggestions, thank you for stopping by.
Apr. 8, 2012 5:20 am
I have the 6-quart and I love mine! I named mine Helen Waite because my husband told me I could go to Helen Waite before I'd ever get a new one. A girl in a FB group I belong to had this one, she used it twice and said it was taking up her counter space and if I could part with $60, she could part with the KA. That's how I got Helen Waite. Maybe you could call yours Spinderella. That was my second choice.
Apr. 8, 2012 5:32 am
LOL! My KA is Big Bertha cause because I cannot pick her up very well so I scoot her out of the corner she lives in when I need her. The noise she makes alerts everyone we are fixing something good to eat! I like Mrs. Darcy, James Bond and Hercurles. On a related note, I love PW's KA decals I think. Flowers on a orange KA. I need a decal, or a cover to keep over her. . .
Apr. 8, 2012 6:19 am
Since you got such a great deal and post regularly on "Deals of the Day" perhaps Mr. Deal. I do like witchywoman's names. lol
Apr. 8, 2012 6:28 am
The first thing that came to mind when I saw it was Lightning! Good Luck!
Apr. 8, 2012 7:46 am
when i saw "him" i immediately thought-steely dan-lol
Apr. 8, 2012 10:23 am
Well, seeing that 6 qt trumps 5 qt anytime, I'd name it Mr. Trump but then you might need to put a bad toupee on it! I have the soft yellow Artisan and it's name is Butterbean.
Apr. 8, 2012 12:05 pm
Apple Strudel, do not know if you feel the new KA is MALE or FEMALE? ….Anyway, it will sound weird (?), but I am a Charles Dickens fan, so would be tempted to name it something like ….“Boz”, ….“Pip”, ….“Little Nell”, ….“Little Dorrit”, ….“Oliver” (as in Twist, remember he said "Please sir, I want some more," like our families want us always to cook some more! Ha.), …..I do not think your ‘new’ KA is old enough, but love the name ….“Miss Havisham”! And ….“Artful Dodger” probably just would not fit? LOL
Apr. 9, 2012 1:15 am
witchywoman ~ Wow $60 what an incredible bargain and I thought I had a good deal from Amazon :-)Lucky Noodles ~ Big Bertha is a fantastic name, I know what you mean about them being heady to lift. I am not a fan of anything on the counter but My KA stand mixers and Food processsor is always left out.
Apr. 9, 2012 1:16 am
bd.weld ~ Thank you for stopping by Mr Deal is a good name too. Shanon K ? ~ Love lightening too, I guess my black 5 quart should have been named thunder!
Apr. 9, 2012 1:19 am
nanny129 ~ Thank you for your suggestion, like that too. Now I have too many names to choose from!Wyattdogster ~ Mr Trump is too funny, maybe I will have to get a dodgy cover in place of the hair piece!! Sue's_Cooking_Today ~ You have come up with so many excellent suggestions. I always name everything male, but there is no reason why it can't be female ~ I love the name Miss havisham, sounds so english too!
Apr. 9, 2012 6:28 am
"Beast" because my 7qt Commercial KA can take on anything & do it faster & better then any other brand mixer-)
Apr. 9, 2012 9:34 am
I acquired my KA from an estate sale for $120.00. I thought it was a great bargain. It had all the attachments still in there boxes. I don't have a name for mine yet either. Some of these names suggested I might steal one of them for mine if that is ok.
Apr. 9, 2012 11:29 am
Mine is pink so of course its Pinklady after the movie Grease characters. Love that movie. :))
Apr. 9, 2012 2:42 pm
Bredbaker ~ What a great name you have for you KA. Hi Char ~ Oh your KA must have a name, by all means use any time that you like! BramptonMommyof2 ~ is such a good name, well thought
Apr. 9, 2012 6:31 pm
I like Mack Daddy or Sir Mix-A-Lot
Apr. 9, 2012 9:21 pm
it looks as though we have the same one apple.strudel. mine is the pearl finish, so her name is Pearl. and she's beautiful and she a workhorse!!! lol. she can handle everything i ask her to do:)
Apr. 9, 2012 9:58 pm
I have a professional mixer my husband had purchased for me back in the 80's. The difference you will see over time and it is huge. I have never..had one moment of trouble from my professional mixer. I never realized what I had until I recieved a artisan model 2 years ago to help me in my bakery kitchen. I used it once for a fairly loose cookie dough and the metal shaft that holds the mixer to the base began to move and actually slide out before I realized what was happening...the mixer fell off the base.There is nothing to hold it in and it keeps sliding out and I have to keep an eye on it. I fell ill and never did return it. I used it acouple more times before the little black knobby thing on the tip of the speed switch fell off into the bowl and broke up into my batter. Next to my professional mixer the power of the artisan leaves much to be desired. It struggles way too often on batters that you would figure it was made to mix. I don't expect the artisan to have a long life like my professional has had "30 years"! So did I just get a lemon 2 years ago? Maybe manufacturing standards have changed across the board at kitchen since the 80's? I need another professional mixer, having 2 would make my life easier. But I am concerned about quality issues.
Apr. 10, 2012 4:52 am
All the names are awesome... What about 'Big Daddy'? ....
Apr. 10, 2012 7:07 am
In July, my KA will turn 1 year old. I bought it to make all those CCs for the NICU Renunion last year. I just found out from AVON about a month ago that I was supposed to name it. I haven't come up with an acceptable name yet. Great blog! Maybe I'll steal a name from the suggestions! LOL! (of course I'll wait so as not to take the name you select.)
Apr. 10, 2012 9:12 am
My KA mixer is Zeus because Zeus is king of the kitchen, and my KA food processor is Master P (as in the master processor and a spoof on the rapper). I have the world's biggest waffle maker and her name is Helga. I normaly have to have the appliance a while and use it a few times until I get a feel for the name. I like Maximus for the 6 qt though.
Apr. 10, 2012 10:14 am
Lovely KA there, Apple. How about Uncle Gardiner if a male or Aunt Gardiner if female? Keeps it in the family then. Enjoy...
Apr. 10, 2012 12:10 pm
He kinda has an "R2-D2" look to him.......
Apr. 10, 2012 5:40 pm
Oooh Ahhhh! And cool! Mine is JJ. Got my KA for Christmas years ago and J is for Jacque and the other J is for Julia :)(:
Apr. 10, 2012 8:58 pm
I would name it Captain Wentworth after the hero in my favorite Austen book, "Persuasion."
Apr. 11, 2012 1:11 am
vamoosa78 ~ I love anything to do with Jane Austin so Captain Wentworth is an excellent suggestion.HI Cat, good to hear from you, JJ is a sweet name. msntnkrbll ~ Thats a great suggestion, thank you for stopping by. My youngest son is a huge star wars fan, so he would certainly like that name.
Apr. 11, 2012 1:13 am
maxie ~ Great suggestion, thank you. Tha sounds like its on my short list :-) stang98lx ~ You have some great names, even the waffle maker, wow! Thank you for your suggestion.
Apr. 11, 2012 1:14 am
Candice ~ Oh you really do need a name! You will have to let us know which name you go with. Does anyone else have a suggestion for candice? What colour is your KA so he can think of appropriate names?
Apr. 11, 2012 1:17 am
phoenixwoman ~ when I was in England as a child there used to be a wrestler called Big daddy (my Grandma love him) he used to scare the life out of me !!! Hi weeble ~ Pearl is such a pretty name. rico ~ I love your sir-mix-a-lot thats a perfect suggestion. TammyP ~ I have not had any of your problems at all with my Artesan, but you can guarantee there has to be a few lemons out there. Pretty sure thats not standard and I'm sorry to hear your KA is being naughty!
Apr. 11, 2012 7:16 am
How about Mr. Wickham? He sure threw a little fire into the mix of the Pride and Prejudice characters. :-)
Apr. 11, 2012 9:16 am
Why dont you just name him "Ka"? You know, sounding like khaa. He looks like a "Ka".
Apr. 11, 2012 10:10 am
How about Mr. Steele, a good deal and very strong!
Apr. 11, 2012 10:50 am
how about Mr. Bakewell?
Apr. 11, 2012 1:43 pm
I'd think about naming her Jane :) She has the strength and determination to get the job done... and she won't give up.
Apr. 11, 2012 4:25 pm
In keeping with the Jane Austen theme, I suggest Mr. Knightley. As in, 'Emma lifted her head and looked at him. 'Now I need not call you Mr Knightley, I may call you MY Mr Knightley!' she said.
Apr. 11, 2012 9:15 pm
How about George? it rolls in several Austen males, G. of the jungle, and (because the 6qt. is bigger than its companions) Georgie porgie for a portly fellow- all while sounding faintly brittish...
Apr. 12, 2012 1:05 am
hungry1 ~ What a great suggestion. Thank you. Golightly ~ I love Mr Knightly, anything Jane Austin related works very welll for me. goodfood4ursoul ~ Thank you for the suggestion. Jane is a great idea after jane Austin, But my middle name is Jane and all my life I have hated it! Thank you for stopping by.
Apr. 12, 2012 1:07 am
Ccccaitie! ~ Thank you Mr Wickham is an excellent choice, I just love it. sistah_sue ~ Mr Bakewell is a nice name,makes me think of home. Heather ` Thank you, Mr Steel does sound a very strong name, perfect for a KA workhorse! MalibooStacy ~ Thank you so much for your suggestion, good idea.
Apr. 12, 2012 8:47 am
I think it's time to give women their due. I'd go with "Julia Child" or a hard-working female Jane Austen character's name.
Apr. 13, 2012 11:03 am
Apr. 13, 2012 3:38 pm
Virginiamum - I think you are right, maybe a female name is a good idea. Hi Shane ~ not sure my aunt Joan would see the fun in a kitchen appliance named after her :-)
Apr. 13, 2012 3:56 pm
most definitely go with (if you haven't already selected a name)...Mr. Belvedere!
Apr. 13, 2012 4:48 pm
I like the name Molly. There is a Molly Maid service in the City I live in. They do housework, so your appliance is working for you so I thought to give it a working name
Apr. 13, 2012 7:20 pm
Mr. Bennet would definitely be my choice. He is one of my favorite characters.
Apr. 14, 2012 5:16 am
How about "Mr. Big"
Apr. 14, 2012 5:41 am
kimv ~ Mr Big is such a good name, I just love sex and the city. Liz ~ I like Mr Bennet too! Cat ~ Thank you for your suggestion.
Apr. 14, 2012 7:33 am
How about Mr. Rochester?
Apr. 14, 2012 9:33 am
Since you bought it at, I'd say "The Warrior"
Apr. 14, 2012 10:48 am
why not a name connected to your tag ? you are apple.strudel so how about GRANY SMITH!
Apr. 14, 2012 4:30 pm
You already have two males. . .lol How about Ms. Diffle. Has a nice ring to it don't you think?
Apr. 14, 2012 4:57 pm
How about Silver Surfer? From the Fantastic Four movie? A bad guy but a lean mean fighting machine! Wait, must check with my guy not sure if silver surfer is good or bad! BRB
Apr. 14, 2012 6:37 pm
Apr. 14, 2012 10:17 pm
I just got the same one on a deal from Amazon!! Mine is unofficially named "Sister Flash". "Flash" was my first inclination, but since I'm an only child, I've never had a sister to bake with, so I thought "Sister" too, so I can say things like "Sister and I made bread today!"
Apr. 14, 2012 10:18 pm
c1garcia's suggestion is funny. "Stuart" is my last name, lol.
Apr. 23, 2012 6:23 pm
just as Eleanor responded I am amazed that someone can earn $4320 in four weeks on the computer. did you read this site
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