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adamd
5th September 2008, 09:22 PM
I've decided to give my computers some decent names. "MacBook", "Family-PC", "adamd-pc" etc... are all too boring.

I would like to see what you guys (and girls) name your computers, and at the same time, gain some inspiration.

:)

Wally
5th September 2008, 09:41 PM
My MacBook is called Hypnomania, was completely random and I have a Dr Zoidberg icon
Wally

Huy
5th September 2008, 09:49 PM
I call my iMac Beast.

Because it is quite the beast.

colbsi
5th September 2008, 09:50 PM
My MacBook is called WhiteBook, my iBook was called BitlBook.
Lame I know, but I like the idea of "Book" on the end :)

Graham
5th September 2008, 09:51 PM
Mine are called Jack, Tosh, Owen and Bad Wolf.

feeze
5th September 2008, 09:57 PM
I called my iBook Bob.

yinyang
5th September 2008, 10:07 PM
my MBP is called Slartibartfast and the iPhone is called Marvin.

banjo
5th September 2008, 10:07 PM
Max (HTPC - Mac = Max *shrug*)
Mars (mine -- with internal HDD Phobos, and external HDD Deimos)
Lucifer (the b/f's -- he's evil)
and Hubble (iBook)

conufsed
5th September 2008, 10:17 PM
Like any true geek all my computer are named, and according to a theme, mine is Futurama characters.

Nibbler is my new MBP not quite sure why I picked the name but was running low on the list so I started on the secondary characters
Hermes is my Linux VPS
Zapp is my wife's windows notebook (slow & incompetent)

ford.boy
5th September 2008, 10:26 PM
Check my sig ;)

bennyling
5th September 2008, 10:28 PM
Like any true geek all my computer are named, and according to a theme, mine is Futurama characters.

+1 - except mine are things from the awesome Harry Potter series.

MacBook - sectumsempra. If you don't know what this is, this is the curse that Snape invented (and Harry inadvertently used), which cuts of body parts when you wand is slashed through the air.

My other G4 is unused - and it doesn't have a name.

However, my PC's also have Harry Potter themed names:

Wormtail
PIII, 512Mb RAM, 80Gb+40Gb HDDs.
The name derives from the character in Harry Potter, who disappears for while, and then comes back, as healthy as ever. Wormtail was dead for a period of time, it would simply not turn on. A replaced PSU did the trick.

Fiendfyre
P4, 1Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD.
The name derives from the spell that Goyle casts in the last Harry Potter book, the fire that consumes all. It was given this name as a result of how badly burned I was when I touched it's CPU Heatsink. At that time, it had no fan attached, and had been running for an extended period of time. Ouch. The graphics card's heatsink used to always fall off as well, so I replaced it with a completely new graphics card :D

Love this thread. :thumbup:

Aaron
5th September 2008, 10:34 PM
I should actually name my computers... Except the naming scheme I like is already used for my drives on my various machines.

3dward_Shaddow
5th September 2008, 10:43 PM
My computer naming scheme is usually female anime names beginning with M; iPods, iPhones and memory sticks are named after what ever I feel like at the time:

Intel iMac - Misato
MacMini - Mihoshi
8G iPod Nano - Seraphim
16G iPhone - Schrödinger

adamd
5th September 2008, 10:44 PM
MacBook - sectumsempra. ...

Should name a MacBook Air that :P

After all, they can cut cake. (http://adamd.tumblr.com/post/36853133/the-macbook-air-thin-enough-to-slice-a-cake)

dinoo
5th September 2008, 10:54 PM
I tend to call my white MacBook "asproula" which is white girl in Greek. My U2 iPod was "blacky", so naturally, my white iPhone is called the "lovechild".

Huy
5th September 2008, 11:04 PM
My U2 iPod was "blacky"
My Nintendo DS is called Blackie!
It's black. :p

Reubania
5th September 2008, 11:14 PM
I don't understand the desire to name your computer...:confused:

Can someone fill me in please?

Huy
5th September 2008, 11:17 PM
Well for me, I use the Terminal quite a bit and I like seeing something nice there instead of Reubanias-MacBook-Air that might take up a lot of room when in CLI.

Secondly it also helps with networking. :)

For example if I want to refer to a machine, I can use something like 'Steve' rather than say, steve-f5658bb895f as dictated by another OS (like this example I took off Windows if you don't name your machine!).

Graham
5th September 2008, 11:59 PM
I don't understand the desire to name your computer...:confused:

I asked Child 1 about this and he thinks it has something to do with assigning a personality to a machine. Child 2 believes it's because we anthropomorphise objects while Child 3 merely wants to know why I called the kids such stupid names. Dogs 1 & 2 barked their agreement.

Reubania
6th September 2008, 12:09 AM
Well for me, I use the Terminal quite a bit and I like seeing something nice there instead of Reubanias-MacBook-Air that might take up a lot of room when in CLI.

Secondly it also helps with networking. :)

For example if I want to refer to a machine, I can use something like 'Steve' rather than say, steve-f5658bb895f as dictated by another OS (like this example I took off Windows if you don't name your machine!).

It's actually Reuben's MacBook Air


;)


Oh yes, networking...I guess there's not much of a network setup here...just my own private network. Guests can connect, if guests actually arrive at my place with their laptops.

I've just named peripherals as they are -

Bluetooth devices:

Keyboad - for the wireless Apple white keyboard

Mouse - for the wireless Apple mighty mouse


WiFi devices:

WiFi - for my home WiFi (I know, how original)

AEBS - for my AirPort Extreme Base Station

Living Room - for my AirPort Express

HDD - for my partitioned external HDD

Time Machine - for my partitioned external HDD for Time Machine



I know, so original. :rolleyes: But it's exactly what they are. Call an apple, apple (no pun intended). Not Peanut. Or Pumpkin.


It's easy to know where I want to dump files or search for devices...instead of "Sunshine" or "Eagle" or "Tiny" - I mean, these are names....but they have no meaning!!!




I asked Child 1 about this and he thinks it has something to do with assigning a personality to a machine. Child 2 believes it's because we anthropomorphise objects while Child 3 merely wants to know why I called the kids such stupid names. Dogs 1 & 2 barked their agreement.



A personality to a computer? Wow, that's a bit deep. It is not a person. I guess our computers are our substitute children. I use to name pets...even my favourite stuffed animal....but electronic devices?

Carve
6th September 2008, 12:18 AM
i call my laptop bub

eidlog_007
6th September 2008, 12:40 AM
I've had Marvin (iBook G4) and my MacBook is Dangermouse.

mattydee
6th September 2008, 12:52 AM
my original ipod was named "dopi" and my iphone is named "mattydee's iphone" and my computer's name is still the one the techs gave me (its on lease from school)

Apoptosis
6th September 2008, 01:27 AM
Macbook Pro = Bigmac.

When I I get a iMac it will become Bigmac and the MBP will become Cheeseburger.

My windows boxes all have derogatory names :P

I don't have any fetish for Maccas, just thought Bigmac was a funny name.

Reubania
6th September 2008, 01:27 AM
Do share! ;)

adamd
6th September 2008, 02:58 PM
Macbook Pro = Bigmac.

When I I get a iMac it will become Bigmac and the MBP will become Cheeseburger.

My windows boxes all have derogatory names :P

I don't have any fetish for Maccas, just thought Bigmac was a funny name.

I really wanna stick with a theme, and the Macca's theme sounds cool :P

Only thing is, of the computers in our house, only 2 are Mac :O

PowerPC
6th September 2008, 03:03 PM
Mine are named Decryption, FullTimeCasual, AlAero and Arkenstone.

Huy
6th September 2008, 03:28 PM
Mine are named Decryption, FullTimeCasual, AlAero and Arkenstone.

:eek:

tanguero
6th September 2008, 04:03 PM
My Powerbook is Hal and the imac is Daisy (a bit obvious but I like it).
Of course my external drives are Pod 1 and Pod 2.

I just wish that I could change the error sound to "I'm sorry but I can't do that Dave".

My home network is "Steal from someone else" since I learned not to leave it open and my work network is "moooo baby" (I don't know why).

I also have a fridge called Denmark (one for you fans of the classics).

hoony
6th September 2008, 04:08 PM
Over the years I've had:
Nelson (8500/180)
Hal (G3 iMac)
Lil Blue (G3 iMac)
Bozomac (Quicksilver)
WeeJobbie (12" iBook)
Behemoth (dual G5)
Badwolf (first Airport that blew up)
BadwolfII (current Airport)

benb
6th September 2008, 04:32 PM
see my sig. My original Mac, an LC630, was called Zoo Station. Generally I name them with whatever I come up with when I get it. I resisted the urge to name the iPod after any of the members of U2...

njd
6th September 2008, 05:28 PM
imac is called buster, phone is called superboy, shuffle is called minor buster - no idea why

AfterBurner_1
6th September 2008, 05:38 PM
my iBook and my PowerBook are called:
The Burning ....
- iBook G3
- PowerBook G4 Ti DVI 1Ghz

and my pc's are Winston and Adrenalien

bljpoad
6th September 2008, 05:58 PM
Laptop - Anathema
iMac - Hades

LCGuy
7th September 2008, 12:00 AM
Mine are a bit of a mix between being boring and interesting...

MacBook: MacBook
Dell Dimension 2350: Dell
Dell Dimension XPS R400: DellXPS
Generic P4/2 Ghz box: Shitbox (well, it is :P)
Viglen HomePro P3/450: BritPC (since it was built in Britain, London actually, by Viglen, a British PC manufacturer, and as far as I'm aware, was privately imported into Australia)
Compaq DeskPro EN: Compaq
AMD K6/266: AMDK6
iMac: Lazarus (since its been brought back from the dead many times)
PowerBook 1400: Epic (official Apple codename for the PowerBook 1400 series)
LC630 with Performa 5260 mobo: Crusader (one of the codenames Apple used for the LC630 during development)
LC475: Elsie (the letters "L C" pronounced)
Quadra 700: Q700
LC III: The Original and Best! (since it was my first Mac, after all)
PowerBook 180c: PB180c
PowerBook 145B: PB145B
LC II with LC475 board: Bitsa (bitsa this and bitsa that :P)
Macintosh 128k: Macintosh

As for other gadgets I have...thats where things really tend to get boring. :P My iPod is called "MiPod" (short for "My iPod"), my AirPort Express is called, rather creatively, "AirPort Express", with the SSID being LCGuy's network (replace LCGuy with my real name), my LG phone is "the LG", and my Nokia phone is "the Nokia". :P

Huy
7th September 2008, 12:03 AM
LC475: Elsie (the letters "L C" pronounced)
I like that one.

My first PowerBook was called Phoebe, for "P B" (sort of, anyway!).

Reubania
7th September 2008, 12:03 AM
Mine are a bit of a mix between being boring and interesting...

Generic P4/2 Ghz box: Shitbox (well, it is :P)


LOL! :thumbup:

That's what I ended up calling our family "yum-cha" PC that continually crashed today...something about the BIOS and overclocking/please re-configure error message. It really is a shitbox...BUT my father continually pours money into this 4 year old desktop - increasing RAM, purchasing numerous anti-virus detectors, PC repair programs, etc etc...and REFUSES to switch to Mac, JUST BECAUSE!!!

Huy
7th September 2008, 12:06 AM
Sounds like Mac Mini time... then Boot Camp XP.

Kuma
7th September 2008, 12:25 AM
iMac DS9
MBP Enterprise

Ext Storage Death Star
Time Capsule TARDIS

iPhone Tricorder

WholesaleMagic
7th September 2008, 01:05 AM
My stuff is pretty nerdy. I call my iMac USS Enterprise and my iPhone USS Defiant.

phoenixonline
7th September 2008, 02:41 AM
orema:~ richie$

matt231
7th September 2008, 05:39 PM
My family Macbook is:

CGDON-47988

Relatively boring. But otherwise my mum can't log on to her work network when she takes it there. They use WPA2 Enterprise, i'm presuming that's why.

Phase
7th September 2008, 05:40 PM
Barricade is my Mac Pro

Rasta
7th September 2008, 06:46 PM
PM G4 MDD Named Kevin with HDD's named Bender, Zoidberg and iZac (with appropriate icons)

iBook G4 named Willie

Mac Mini named Marvin

Time Capsule Named Disco

MacBook Air with the default XXXX's MacBook Air... (boring)

iMic
7th September 2008, 07:56 PM
My Power Mac G4 was initially to be called "Silvertooth", since it was to be the fusion of a Sawtooth and Quicksilver. Since I managed to revive the Quicksilver logic board at the last moment though, only one name seemed fitting.

Project Phoenix. :D

Bastard Sheep
7th September 2008, 09:00 PM
BastardServer, BastardiMac, BastardLaptop, BastardWiFi, BastardiPhone ... etc.

TheWatchman
7th September 2008, 09:16 PM
Ok I need to make myself a theme - I think I'll just do it after my favourite TV show (HOUSE!) and I'll assign each one with what I think about them and match personalities. Oh this will be.....I don't want to say it...fun.



Max (HTPC - Mac = Max *shrug*)
Mars (mine -- with internal HDD Phobos, and external HDD Deimos)
Lucifer (the b/f's -- he's evil)
and Hubble (iBook)

Please tell me that if Mars and Max have a baby it will be called Marx? :D