Parents Name Child ‘Tesla’

by Christopher Freeburn | September 12, 2013 12:06 pm

tesla model s 630 300x236 Parents Name Child 'Tesla'[1]Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one set of California parents may have named their offspring after a popular electric car make[2]r[3].

Apparently, a woman was overheard at the Pacific Palisades’ Palisades Recreation Center addressing her two-year old as “Tesla.” Representatives of Tesla Motors (TSLA[4]) noted that the child “might be the first” to carry the company’s name.

Of course, the child could have been named after Nikola Tesla, the famed Serbian-American inventor after which the electric car maker itself is named, but then … well, it is California after all.

As it happens Tesla Motors is facing a challenge to its name in China[5], where a local businessman trademarked the Tesla name in 2006, potentially complicating the company’s efforts to sell its vehicles there.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tesla_model_s_630.jpg
  2. named their offspring after a popular electric car make: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tesla-baby-name-la-parents-627503
  3. r: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tesla-baby-name-la-parents-627503
  4. TSLA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TSLA
  5. facing a challenge to its name in China: http://investorplace.com/2013/08/tesla-faces-tussle-over-name-in-china/

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