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I've seen it capitalized a few times so I'm wondering if its an acronym for something... anyone know/have any ideas?
 

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SoCalGuy said:
I've seen it capitalized a few times so I'm wondering if its an acronym for something... anyone know/have any ideas?
I don't know if it is relevant or not but that was the name of one of Christopher Columbus' Ships. The other two being the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
 

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I don't know if it is relevant or not but that was the name of one of Christopher Columbus' Ships. The other two being the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
I recall seeing an interview with Henrik that suggested this was the impetus for the name. Nina is not an acronym AFAIK
 

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Mars and LonePalm are correct, it is a reference to one of Columbus' ships. The Project Code name Nina (not the car's actual name) was suggested by Fisker Board Member and Marketing lead Vic Doolan back when the car was first being developed. He said it was appropriate given the "new world" Fisker was sailing into, as well as implying something about the international (exportable) nature of the car.
 

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ct-fiskerbuzz said:
Or one of the GNU folks' preferred "recursive acronyms": NINA Is Not an Acronym.
I like it. It's So Meta Even The Acronym...
 

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Ah, thanks Dave for the insight. Wonder what the production name will be... Some names I've thought of: Gaia, California, Ethos, Aura, Sky, Sunrise, Passion, Earth, ...
 

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I don't know whether this is true or not, but I also thought I read somewhere that besides Nina beeing on of Columbus' ships, Nina is also Henrick Fisker's daughter's name. maybe someone could confirm that.

Jeff
 

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ixtractm said:
I don't know whether this is true or not, but I also thought I read somewhere that besides Nina beeing on of Columbus' ships, Nina is also Henrick Fisker's daughter's name. maybe someone could confirm that.

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Saw that in an article I read on Friday - maybe its true =)[hr]
SoCalGuy said:
Ah, thanks Dave for the insight. Wonder what the production name will be... Some names I've thought of: Gaia, California, Ethos, Aura, Sky, Sunrise, Passion, Earth, ...
Also another one I thought of: Frontier. The Fisker Frontier sounds like a great name for the Nina.
 

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ixtractm said:
I don't know whether this is true or not, but I also thought I read somewhere that besides Nina beeing on of Columbus' ships, Nina is also Henrick Fisker's daughter's name. maybe someone could confirm that.

Jeff
I read that it was rumored to be the name of Henrik's daughter, but was later proven not to be.
 

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I read that it was rumored to be the name of Henrik's daughter, but was later proven not to be.
Indeed, just a rumor. It definitely had nothing to do with Henrik's daughter's name. As I mentioned in my prior post, it was an idea from Vic Doolan as a reference to the "new world" Fisker was sailing into. This is a known fact, not hearsay. Now, on to the real name of the car...this should be interesting!
 

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kabalah70 said:
Fisker should have a contest for the naming of the first Project Nina car, IMHO.
That would have been a good idea.
 
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