Do you name your computers?

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  1. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    Just got doing some thinking and realized I've named every computer that I've ever owned.

    My first computer i named Lindsay. I named that one after my girlfriend at the time. Then my first linux box I called the ][gl00. After that I had two other computers which I called Aphrodite and Andromeda.

    My most recent computer is my iBook. I call this one Morgan. And on a side note, i also named my truck Grimace (my car has no name, but it is one sexy beast).

    Do you name your computers/cars/toasters? What do you call them?
     
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  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    My car is Veronica and my PowerBook is Alexia
     
  4. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    My computers have all names. My cats have names. And even my friends have names. :p
     
  5. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    When I get a new 15" PowerBook, it will be named "Finally" :D
     
  6. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    many threads on this topic but i have recently gotten a new computer and in staying with my old theme
    ipod- ebob
    ibook (now gone ) - ibob
    powerbook- pbob
     
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  8. BrandonRP0123 macrumors regular

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    I always have a theme.


    Our servers at work are spaceballs

    lonestar, megamaid (the network backup server of course. You should hear the comments in the office when I need to restore from tape), vespa - our offsite server is druidia, zircon, roland, etc.

    Our previous generation of servers were named after the characters in the black comedy movie ``Friday''. Needless to say we had BigWorm, Smokey, Craig, Felicia, Deebo, Red, MrsParker, etc.

    I used to name my personal machines after (exotic) sports cars. nsx, diablo, vipergtsr, modena, 911turbo, machiii, etc.

    With my macs - I'm plain. ``powermac'' is my Power Mac, ``iBook'' is my iBook, and ``PowerBook'' is my new powerbook. These are the DNS hostnames as well. I think the names are cool enough.


    I suppose once I get a G5, it might be ``G5, G4'', etc.

    I have a buddy that names his after funny racial slurs. His main Dell is ``Honky'', his old machine was ``Cracker'' and the list goes on - you can imagine.
     
  9. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    my ibook is "Zeus" and my ipod is "Apollo"
    my external HD has 2 partitions, "Calvin" and "Hobbes"
     
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    My other baby (she gets me into lots of trouble)
     
  11. rhpenguin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lmao.. dont even get me started about how much trouble my car gets me into..

    omg i wish i were driving it right now, but im totaly broke and cant afford to throw $$$ into the tank (i have to run 104 octane fuel becuase of the compression ratio of the motor). Damn student loans!!
     
  12. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    where the heck do you find 104? the most ive ever seen was like 98
     
  13. rhpenguin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Out at the airport.... Costs roughly $1.50 a litre.
     
  14. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    We have some 95 octane pumps here, then I put in a can of Outlaw octane booster to top it off for my gas. I refuse to pump anything below 93 because of her age and her turbo. You can get 104+ octane at the race track both here at Moroso, at the St Aug speedway, or at Daytona. It's not that difficult, really.
     
  15. TEG macrumors 604

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    My TiBook's Name is Waipahu.

    I'm still trying to think of a name for my iPod... When I finally buy it. I'm down to "Ohana" which is Hawaiian for Pearl, but some smeghead cut me off a few weeks ago and had Ohana in his pack window, so I'm not sure if I'll go there.

    My POS Ford Taurus is named Joe Clark, the leader of the (say quickly) "Progressive Conservative Party of Canada" A big, slow, white, sob... like my Ford (Read: All Fords)

    TEG
     
  16. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Same here ;)
     
  17. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    my quicksilver is named Shannon, after Shannon Elizabeth of American Pie, and my Sony DSC-F717 is named Stephanie, after "the girl that got away"...

    my pc gets a lame name: HPDESKTOP

    he he he
     
  18. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Well right now my computer is a dell. No. I did not name my Dell. I do not think of it as sexy. That might change when I get a mac. Maybe then I can think of my computer as sexy. But not with my dell.
     
  19. vniow macrumors G4

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    Funny, my name's Veronica, heh..
     
  20. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    My Powerbook is named "Cendres", its virtual memory partition is named "Hayate".

    My iPod is named "Nautilus".

    And if I ever get a new G5, I will name it "Chewbacca" because someone on these boards made a joke before the G5 was released, about that being what apple should name their new line of computers.

    :D
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I call my Power Mac "G4" never one to be real fancy!
     
  22. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Nice name :) "How you doin?"
     
  23. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmmmmmmmm.......Shannon........:cool:
     

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