[Jayne walks menacingly towards Mal with a large gun.]
Jayne: Six men came to kill me one time. And the best of 'em carried this. It's a Callahan full-bore auto-lock. Customized trigger, double cartridge thorough gauge. It is my very favorite gun.
[He holds the gun out to Mal.]
Mal: [exclaims in Chinese] You offering me a trade?
Jayne: A trade? Hell, it's theft. This is the best gun made by man. It has extreme sentimental value. It's miles more worthy 'n what you got!
Mal: What I got? She has a name.
Jayne: So does this. I call it Vera.
Mal: Well, my days of not takin' ya seriously are certainly comin' to a middle.
— Firefly, "Our Mrs. Reynolds"
Xander: Yeah, great knife. Although I think it may technically be a sword.
Jack: She's called Katie.
Xander: You gave it a girl's name. How very serial killer of you.
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Zeppo"
I stole her off the toughest kid I ever messed with back in school. He was dead at the time, so he didn't miss her. I call her Gladys after one of the sisters from school. She's almost lived up to the name.
— Marv, describing his favorite .45, Sin City
Tip: Sorry, I've been rude. Unity? Sweetheart? I'd like you to meet Alice. Alice is a .38 Colt Commando service revolver. A classic.
Sweetheart: What are you?
Tip: I'm a psychologist.
— Skin Horse, "Dead Dogs"
Ramund took his great knife,
the one called Dear Dimling.
He took the emperor's life,
and his head flew fifteen miles
— "Ramund hin Unge" by Týr
Tonight... you pukes will sleep with your rifles! You will give your rifle a girl's name! Because this is the only pussy you people are going to get! Your days of finger-banging old Mary Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are over! You're married to this piece, this weapon of iron and wood! And you will be faithful!
— Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Full Metal Jacket
Wheeljack: It's set and ready to go.
Roadbuster: I love it.
Wheeljack: It was never designed to be removed from the Trion so the power relay is bound to fry in seconds. You'll only have a few shots, so make them count.
Roadbuster: Do you think we should give it a name? I think we should give it a name...
"I know, but I already used Pointy and Stabby for my daggers, Slicey doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well, Impaley just sounds stupid, and I think we can forget about Slashy without going into too much detail."
— Agent Foxglove, in The Official Fanfiction University of Redwall, when told Choppy was a bad name for a dueling saber, which isn't a chopping weapon.
"Hey! Wynnona has been very reliable. It's not her fault that she jammed."
—John, Farscape "A Clockwork Nebari"
"Hiroshima-kun was an awesome name, I like personifying things I use to kill people, that's just me."
"I will give you a name, and I shall call you Sting."
— Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit
Fenris: So who is "Bianca"?
Varric: My crossbow. Say hello, Bianca.
Fenris: But why Bianca? You must have named her after someone.
"But without a name, your weapon will forever remain some mundane object!"
— Owain, Fire Emblem Awakening
Nostalgia Critic: ...and then there's Helga, who's so tough that she actually names her fists.
Helga Pataki: *holding fist up* They're gonna hafta answer to Old Betsie.
Nostalgia Critic: That's not so tough; I named my fists, too! This is Glenda and Pancake!
—The Nostalgia Critic, review of Nicktoons (Hey, Arnold!).
Arya: He's still got it. My sword. Needle.
Sandor: Needle. Of course you named your sword.
Arya: Lots of people name their swords.
Sandor: Lots of cunts.
— Game of Thrones, "Two Swords"
I bring Home Run (did I mention that I gave my bat a traditional Equestrian name? He’s earned it) down with all my might. ... Score to beat? Fifty-three changelings.
— Twilight Sparkle, Eakins Hard Reset