to not want somebody else's name on my bottle of coke?

(104 Posts)
MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:38:48

I don't want Anna's bottle. It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable drinking from a bottle with some else's name on it.

I haven't seen one with Mardy on it yet.

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:40:01

I suppose Mandy would be close, if I could find one.

AuntieBrenda Thu 04-Jul-13 19:40:02

I had a bottle of coke called Simon yesterday.

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:40:22

Although actually I'm not called Mardy in RL.

IfIonlyhadsomesleep Thu 04-Jul-13 19:40:38

I love looking through the bottles, but I prefer my come in a can so the whole promotion doesn't work for me!

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:40:47

Yes, I particularly don't want a bloke's coke auntiebrenda

PuppyMonkey Thu 04-Jul-13 19:41:30

I had one called Pepsi. wink

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:42:04

Is that Shirley's mate Puppy?

PuppyMonkey Thu 04-Jul-13 19:43:50

That's the one.

Foosyerdoos Thu 04-Jul-13 19:44:20

I think I will stick to irn bru till the promotion is finished. I don't want anyone elses name on my coke.

Hassled Thu 04-Jul-13 19:44:33

I randonly saw 2 of the DCs' names on bottles, so was morally obliged to buy them. Now of course the other 2 don't have their very own coke bottle, and to be honest they're struggling to get through the day as a result. These evil capitalist multinationals really don't think things through, do they?

Foosyerdoos Thu 04-Jul-13 19:44:48

YANBU by the way.

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:45:06

grin and shock at Ifonly : "but I prefer my come in a can"

freddiefrog Thu 04-Jul-13 19:46:48


I've never found my name so I hunt out the generic 'friends' bottles

internationallove985 Thu 04-Jul-13 19:46:50

I found a bottle of coke with my name on the other day and I was on a high all day. It doesn't take much. xxx

southeastastra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:47:12

there is a machine in our tesco to print your own, imo though life is too short - just buy a pepsi instead

CloudsAndTrees Thu 04-Jul-13 19:48:02

YANBU. And I feel like I'm being a twat when I stand there in the petrol station checking through all the bottles to see if I can find my DHs or dcs names. I checked the website, they don't do my name so close family is as good as its going to get.

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 19:48:11

I don't really like pepsi. I have a diet coke addiction (which I have managed down to one fix a day).

okokokok Thu 04-Jul-13 19:48:27

I bought 2 for £2 last wk, one with my name and grabbed another without looking. Then as I was leaving the petrol station I bumped into a guy I had an awkward date with the wkend before. We had a brief chat when we both glanced down and noticed at the same time my named bottle plus the other bottle with his name on.
He probably wouldn't have thought anything of it had I not gone beetroot red (why do I do that?!). I havn't heard from him since. Not buying coke anymore till they stop putting damn names on the bottles!

"I prefer my come in a can" - I actually snorted Pepsi out of my nose reading that filthy mind

Boreoff Thu 04-Jul-13 19:51:51

I avoid the ones with names of people I don't like. Takes a while to find a decent one ; )

spangledboots Thu 04-Jul-13 19:53:33

I used to buy coke/diet coke fairly often but have only bought one bottle since they launched this new campaign.

From my perspective it's a shit marketing ploy. If I want to buy a bottle of coke, I'll just buy one. I don't want a bottle with 'someone else's' name on it - that makes me feel excluded as a consumer.

However, I do understand that they're getting some nice exposure on social media out of it.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 04-Jul-13 19:54:07

I saw an abandoned Dean on a pedestrian crossing light in Trafalger square today. Poor Dean bottle , left half drunk.

feckawwf Thu 04-Jul-13 19:54:53

Eww come in a can eat will they think of next wink

HelgaHufflepuff Thu 04-Jul-13 20:01:24

I love looking through the bottles, but I prefer my come in a can so the whole promotion doesn't work for me!

[shocked] grin

I had one with Jade on the other day. (Not my name.) It was either that or Emmanuel. I decided I'd rather be a Jade.
There isn't one with my name on. Waaah sad

Bogeyface Thu 04-Jul-13 20:04:52

I really fancied a coke the other day and the only one left had Louise on it. The name of the OW.

I bought Irn Bru.

Hassled Thu 04-Jul-13 20:05:03

The thought of an abandoned Dean lying on a pedestrain crossing is truly, truly tragic. Dean just wasn't loved enough.

Lizzylou Thu 04-Jul-13 20:05:46

It is exhausting scouring through shelves so you are not drinking from the bottles of evil bastard ex boyfriends, crushes or mean girls from school.

Mine was Wayne today. No bad memories, tasted lush .
Life, I need one.

noisytoys Thu 04-Jul-13 20:12:01

I found a Kirsty, so I crossed out the Y and wrote IE in black biro no one can spell my name right winkgrin

spangledboots Thu 04-Jul-13 20:13:17

The one bottle I did have had Monika on it...thought it was quite unusual amongst all the Davids and Sarahs

SigmundFraude Thu 04-Jul-13 20:15:28

I had Darren today. Prefer Pepsi though.

MardyBra Thu 04-Jul-13 20:24:51

Did Darren enjoy it Sigmund?

CaptainJamesTKirk Thu 04-Jul-13 20:26:54

I had to drink Paul's yesterday... Made me quite uncomfortable.

Loulybelle Thu 04-Jul-13 20:27:59

I've had many names, if i cant find my own, i have a friend called Nick, and they dont have that on their list.

Find your name

EleanorFarjeon Thu 04-Jul-13 20:33:25

This name on bottles thing is giving me anxiety. I can't have a naff name but I look a bit odd rootling through the bottles.

They're are far too many 'K' names left on the shelf.

Lizzylou Thu 04-Jul-13 20:38:30

Captain you beeatch, getorf my maaaan.

SigmundFraude Thu 04-Jul-13 20:38:57

There were no complaints Mardy grin

makemineamalibuandpineapple Thu 04-Jul-13 20:55:23

Mine was on the side of a bus. So there grin

aldiwhore Thu 04-Jul-13 21:02:20

I've stopped buying bloody coke. I think this is a GOOD THING, for my health, it's certainly a double edged marketing strategy.

ComposHat Thu 04-Jul-13 21:06:59

irn bru have spoofed the whole thing with traditional Scottish names... I am out to get a Fanny one.

DeathByTray Thu 04-Jul-13 21:07:12

Mine was on the side of a bus

Is your name Stagecoach?

NandH Thu 04-Jul-13 21:12:23

I thought this, until dp came home with one with my actual name on grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 04-Jul-13 21:15:51

noisytoys I crossed out the y and added an i on Kirsty. Great minds .

QOD Thu 04-Jul-13 21:25:41


Remotecontrolduck Thu 04-Jul-13 21:35:46

I feel awkward about someone else's name being on my coke too!

My name isn't there, never is on anything <deprived> sad

TeaCuresEverything Thu 04-Jul-13 21:53:37

I came home yesterday to find dh with his lips around a bottle called Helen. I wouldn't mind, but that's his mothers name! shock

Bosgrove Fri 05-Jul-13 13:38:16

There was a massive queue outside my local Tescos this morning. Coke people were there with label printing machines and they would put any name you wanted on the bottle....not telling my children this as they would moan that I refuse to queue for ages while my frozen food melts just to get the name on a plastic bottle when I don't like them having coke anyway.

SoupDragon Fri 05-Jul-13 13:42:19

I prefer my come in a can


domesticslattern Fri 05-Jul-13 13:57:15

I spent an age rootling through with everyone getting annoyed behind me.
Still haven't found mine yet.
I keep finding ones for friends... who hate coke. Waah.

youmeatsix Fri 05-Jul-13 14:00:08

the ONLY way to drink coke is from a glass bottle!

This thread is brilliant!
Is there a website with a list of tbe names? Dh's is common as muck. I always wimp out and get the "friends" ones

I have ti say it was marketing genius. Got everyone talking about it, even here on a website for grown up with proper things to think about. teenagers must be going mad over it

HappyDoll Fri 05-Jul-13 14:03:48

I was drinking out of Jonathan for a whole day last week...felt like I'd cheated on DH so I peeled the label off before I got home.

DeathByTray Fri 05-Jul-13 14:05:21

list of names

There you go Stealth.

I'm not on it sad

Whole family on excpt ds sad

DeathByTray Fri 05-Jul-13 14:12:51

Aw boo! sad

They keep adding more though so keep a look out.

My name is fairly uncommon, and the spelling is unusual, so I never find anything with my name on, ever :-(

GeeWhizz Fri 05-Jul-13 17:10:04

I don't even like coke but I'm still annoyed that my name isn't there. See that DH has now been added now though.

I have a bottle with my name on it.

i also have had a a Adam, Kevin, Emmanuel, Helen, David and a Sophie.

I feel like a right hussy

crazyhamsterdisguisedasahippo Fri 05-Jul-13 17:22:19

SP grin

Its the first time I have ever seen my name on anything , I was well excited until I searched everywhere in my entire town & can't bloody find one angry

eltsihT Fri 05-Jul-13 17:53:31

My boys have Icelandic names so no cola bottles for them.

However we got family to bring over their names on bottles, have been enjoying drinking the much more syrupy cola, boys are 6weeks and 2 years so too little to drink it themselves.

My son is one of those who will never find anything with his name in a shop. Not even those super tacky but great cups on bright colours and bubble writing grin

munchtum Fri 05-Jul-13 17:57:29

My son was appalled when I presented him with a Hannah the other day, his friend equally horrified to receive an Ashley.

crazyhamsterdisguisedasahippo Fri 05-Jul-13 18:11:31

My Ds is the same as he has a Greek name but spelled different so will never find anything much to his disappointment thank god grin

This is destiny telling you to stop drinking coke, Mardy.

No cola bottle names for any of my family, except dh-our names must be uniquegrin

I drunk a Pooja on Thursday...

My name doesn't come on a can. Only DS' does.

RaisingChaotic Fri 05-Jul-13 18:34:27

grin I prefer my come in a can

No Chaotic though hmm

Ds and dd both have their names on the list, not surprising wrt to dd as her name is everywhere. My rl name is also there, having recently been added wink

WendyHayes Fri 05-Jul-13 18:57:29

I don't think putting names on is such a great idea other than to encourage people to buy! The psychology there: Oh! Look! There's my name! Better buy it! That's what the Marketing Department want us to do! I don't even like the stuff! Been told there are some strange things in it and that Diet Coke is worse! Neither the best for our health!

wharrgarbl Fri 05-Jul-13 19:32:31

Hah, the whole family is there - pity we don't live in the UK.

theoriginalmrsc Fri 05-Jul-13 19:34:56

I feel sorry for the person trying to put it on the shelf while everyone is trying to find their name. I keep getting customers asking me to look in the stockroom for a bottle with their name on it.

mamamiaow Fri 05-Jul-13 20:24:15

Here's the answer to avoid all this upset: Irn Bru Fanny wink

Housemum Fri 05-Jul-13 20:42:07

One of Wham's backing singers will never find her name on a coke bottle!

DD3 is going to have to wait till our holiday - I was sad enough to check the French coca cola site and her name is out there!

Teawithatwix Fri 05-Jul-13 22:10:21

My husband said I was the only person to not want to drink a John or Lucy, I've stuck a big avery label with my name on my tango smile

oohay282820 Sat 06-Jul-13 04:07:45

I have a bottle with my name on and I've kept it so I can keep putting coke into it from other bottles! Before this though it had cut down on my consumption as it feels wrong to drink someone else's...

singaporeswing Sat 06-Jul-13 05:14:50

DBro's name there and DSis' name has just been added. Nothing for me, DDad or DMum...obviously too unique.

DP's whole family is on there except his mum.

They have gone for some really bizarre names in the new intake - why not put a brand new name up instead of Rachel/Rachael and Jonathan/Jonathon?

lollilou Sat 06-Jul-13 08:44:07

You know you can take the label off and have a bottle with no name on

S3D1 Sat 06-Jul-13 09:03:55

I was pretty chuffed when I managed to share a coke with supergirl yesterday . grin

Hulababy Sat 06-Jul-13 09:05:06

Friend had o go all way to France to ind her name on a bottle! Different names in different countries you see.

MiaowTheCat Sat 06-Jul-13 09:18:31

I go through all the bottles on the shelf to find one that has "friends" on it rather than have someone else's name. My name's never on anything though - neither are the DDs'... surprised DD1's isn't, DD2's name's slightly less common so less surprised on that one.

DH can get his name sad

Dizzyspell Sat 06-Jul-13 12:46:20

I am one of those people who rarely find my name on a keyring but on my husband got and email from Coke to that gives details of mobile areas where you can get your name on a bottle... or you can go through also.

NuggetofPurestGreen Sat 06-Jul-13 15:31:00

My first name is on them and my last name is also a first name so I have a choice of either. Usually just go for the 'friends' one if I can't see my names though. If they don't have those I wouldn't buy as couldn't drink someone else's!

SodaStreamy Sat 06-Jul-13 16:06:04

Dizzy my kids went to the mobile one yesterday and got theirs. They wanted their nicknames on but the women would not let them. One eventually was allowed Keena ...(a nickname) as she said it sounded close enough to a 'real' name. The other was only allowed her full name confused .

They also got a free can of coke whilst waiting in the queue so all was well

2children2cats Sat 06-Jul-13 16:17:39

I have been trying to get cokes with my name/family names or generic messages but sent dh to get me one today and he came back with Donna. Are there really enough people called Donna to warrant a coke bottle?

fuzzpig Sat 06-Jul-13 16:25:00

My DSD can't find one with her name because when they named her DH couldn't spell the name correctly! (in his defence she does love the unusual spelling grin)

GoofyIsACow Sat 06-Jul-13 16:34:33

They have added my name to the list! i hate coke but now i will have to find one!

Fuzzysnout Sat 06-Jul-13 19:39:49

I've only had Alan. Twice.

jacks365 Sat 06-Jul-13 19:59:37

My name never appears on anything but is on the coke list but dd4 whose name is everywhere is missing. That list doesn't make sense.

swanley Sat 06-Jul-13 20:00:22

don't know what all the fuss is about I cant for the life of me understand why people want there names on a coke a cola bottle .

AllegraLilac Sat 06-Jul-13 20:01:53

I keep drinking Mandeep. My name is Felicity.

AWitchOfDirtyHabits Sat 06-Jul-13 20:03:00

Ooh they've added my name! Will be on a mission now to find me!

lottieandmia Sat 06-Jul-13 20:03:18

YANBU - it's really stupid and pointless imo. I mean, why??

Allthingspretty Sat 06-Jul-13 20:41:44

Yah. my names out there!

My friend and I were talking about it and prefer the share with Family ones, though they're hard to find. Me because they're the only ones I'd share with, him because his family would be welcome to it - if they didn't live hundreds of miles away wink.

Checked their website, only DP and DS1 have their names on the bottles, me and the other three DC don't even have a variant of ours. Very typical, feels like looking at personalized pens in the store again.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 06-Jul-13 21:05:06

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I am now on a Coke can. I am no longer unusual. sadsadsad

Futterby Sat 06-Jul-13 21:10:02

I had one called Dave. My name is Dale and it's as close as I could get!

williaminajetfighter Sat 06-Jul-13 22:22:58

Surprised no one has mentioned this but i find it a slightlu racist white nation campaign.

Coke clearly avoided many ethnic names - Mohammed is one of the most popular boys/men's names in the UK and its nowhere to be found.

Interesting campaign but really doesn't reflect Britain today although probably easier for Coke to take the middle ground.

There is a Mandeep and an Imran so well done coke.

Futterby Sat 06-Jul-13 22:43:36

Well Irn-Bru certainly showed their Scottish pride, coming out with bottles with "FANNY" on the side grin currently drinking from one now grin

Scorpionmum1 Sun 07-Jul-13 13:28:30

Hey my friend found my name I had been looking and she said she went to buy one and saw me and thought she had to get it and yes I was so happy all day I've washed it out and still use it, sad I no. But for ppl who don't have there name yet, they are releasing another 1000 names I've been told.

Theas18 Sun 07-Jul-13 13:42:16

I had cured my diet coke addiction....but a friend has bought me my can I resist?

Hulababy Sun 07-Jul-13 18:36:31

There are other non white British names on the list so I don't think it's racist. There maybe reasons why Mohammad is not bring used.

SoupDragon Sun 07-Jul-13 19:59:13

Could it be seen as ridiculing the prophet Mohammed in some way?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 07-Jul-13 20:46:05

It was left off as too provocative apparently.

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