You guys are the best. I love this list. Serena, Emerelda, Emma, Endora, Dharma, Penelope. Great suggestions.
ALL my Cougar convertibles have had female names. As beautiful as these convertibles are, with those lovely graceful lines and gorgeous "Hips" over the rear wheels, I can't see a masculine name working. Eliminators or hardtops could be male. I had a white XR7 coupe with black interior named Sylvester. My convertibles were Molly, Marilyn, Tabatha and Esmerelda.
Emerelda: too much like Esmerelda.
Endora: Andorra is the country sandwiched between France and Spain. And this car is Esmerelda's little sister, not her mother.
Dharma: too newish-sounding. If I go with a TV-connected name, I'll stick with Bewitched.
Penelope: nice, but it's very English, and since I have lots of English cars, so that doesn't seem right. I also can't help but think of Penelope Pitstop from the Wacky Races.
Serena: nice name, but hardly fitting, since this is not a very serene car (makes too much noise).
I got a PM suggesting Andrea. Pronounced "Ohn-drea" like a Valley Girl might, or like the name of the song by the Sunrays.
Samantha is good.
Emma is my favourite so far. I like the M Code engine connection.
No decision made yet. Please keep the suggestions coming.