Ever Wonder Where The Edsel Came From?

Meet the Ford Edsel and Edsel Ford. This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.

The Blog of Funny Names

The good, the bad, the car with a name which will live in infamy: The Edsel.

You should never judge a car by it’s cover or buy stocks from someone named Madoff—or Ponzi for that matter.

But what if you were one of the big three automakers trying to re-establish yourself in the post WWII market place. You do the research, add the features, give it a nifty secret name: “E Car,” create an ad campaign something on the order of a 1957 “Blair Witch Project”, never test market the goods, which are ahead of their time, because you know from investing with Bernie Madoff that past performance guarantees future results.

Then you name it after the founder’s only child, Edsel Bryant Ford, president of FOMOCO (Ford Motor Company) until his death in 1943. Edsel’s oldest child and then president of the company, Henry Ford II, argued against the name…

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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