• Aug 27, 2009
When Jaime Case and Chris Hodges decided to get married, Jaime didn't want the regular run-up filled with fights, dresses, cakes, consultants and huge expenses. So she dreamed up a Wedding Road Trip, the theme of which was "Two people, two months, two hundred friends, one bad economy, one ring, one dress, one car, one life together." Essentially, it would be a trip around these United States – with plenty of rules – to see friends before getting married.

To help make the trip, Ford Motor Company donated a Fusion sedan to the couple's cause. It also happened that Jaime and Chris wanted to take new last names instead of Jaime taking her husband-to-be's surname, and so the couple spent months trying to come up with one. After "two months of long conversations, intense fights, and hours of thinking," the last name they came up with: Ford. That's right, they are now Chris and Jaime Ford.

There were five criteria they used to choose the new name, and eleven reasons why "Ford" was found to be perfect. We won't spoil it, but the justifications are wide-ranging, span rivers, a president and first lady, capitalism, egalitarianism, family, a Mustang fastback and two pickup trucks. Learn more at the link below.

[Source: Wedding Road Trip via USA Today | Image: The Ford Story]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do I get the feeling that this is viral marketing for Ford? (The motor company.) Their logo is plastered all over the page and the blog's logo has a perfectly attractive quarter angle shot of the Fusion.

      Not to mention they're all like "We're not just named after the car company!!!11 Now here are 8 reasons why FoMoCo is awesome and we named ourselves after them!"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ya, this reeks of viral crap. I call shenanigans.

        And the sad part is that Ford doesn't really need it right now. If this turns out to be viral, it may actually hurt them more than anything else.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have a feeling they got a free car for doin this.....
      Paul
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good thing they didn't get a Volkswagen!
      Deborah Knust
      • 5 Years Ago
      One word, stupid
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, it's their name, they can change it to anything they like.

      Only...what's the point of doing something like this if you're going to choose such a common name? It's like a Chinese couple renaming themselves 'Lee' in order to make a statement. Who would know or care?
      • 5 Years Ago
      My new name will be litterally 2010 Chevy Corvette as soon as we work out the details.
      Dennis Craven
      • 5 Years Ago
      She's ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OH.....MY.......GOD
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        OMG is right.......they both need a good slap to gain some common sense.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess I need to change my name to Ferrrari, or Lambourghini.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      It hearts to read this....thats how horribly dumb it is.

      Their friends must not love them to let them do this.....smh
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Hurts *


        Dammit autoblog add a edit button for christ sake
      • 5 Years Ago
      So with that name...they expect the marriage to fail?
        • 5 Years Ago
        By the way Matt, ALL YOUR FRIENDS on AB paid your mom to do this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        sounds funny, from someone who is the synonym for FAIL on AB, bwahaha
        • 5 Years Ago
        So Matt, were you pleased that your mom and new step-dad did this?
      camjetd
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did anyone notice where he has his left hand?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just so out there I can't even come up with something witty.
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