I do not have an ounce of feyness in my character. I would never refer to the team in the workshop as "fairies" or "elves" (I suspect they would leave in disgust - though Kit, in fairness, may use it as an excuse to buy wings or a bobble hat); I have never had a pet name and I never use baby talk - even to babies.
If it were up to me the vw camper would not really have a name - it would be referred to as "the bus".
Our first instinct was that we should keep whatever name he arrived with - wouldn't want to confuse the poor thing. However (and it is a big however) - he was called Billy; lovely name. He is also orange - and in these parts owning an orange camper called Billy would send out all the wrong signals.
And then some high profile person named a baby Florence and it no longer seemed a good choice (In similar vein we had to re-christen a chicken when my neice was born).
And very happy we are with Dougal.
But I'll probably still call him "the bus"