Meh, ignore the trolls, a lot of people have names for different inanimate objects. I have different names for my cameras and lenses as well. And in the photography world, almost all common lenses have nicknames (although not human names). Besides, being normal is boring, isn't it?
As for the camera at hand, it's quite good for what it is. Decent image quality, and pretty tough.
In the studio I intern at we use Canons and Nikons, and sometimes we use Hasselblads and Mamiyas. They all do the same job (obviously the Hasselblads and Mamiyas produce better images being $50k medium format cameras), and honestly, can't really tell a difference between shots from Canon or Nikon in general. Obviously there are differences between individual bodies, and that's to be expected, otherwise there'd be only one camera body. I'd say that Canon Nikon and Sony cameras are so good that it really just comes down to which camera's ergonomics feel better to you.
And yeah, it really is the man behind the camera that does all the work, cameras are just tools. But it's important to remember that a better tool does make your job a whole lot easier, and that certain tools simply won't cut it for certain jobs (very extreme example: using a pinhole camera to shoot sports). It's all about the photographer, and choosing the best tool for the job.
Hehe, thanks for the compliment, and for the favs, much appreciated
For someone who's only been shooting about a year, I'd say your photos are pretty good, you seem to have an eye for good light, which is good. Composition is quite good as well, but you do need to pay attention to it more. Hope this helps