Do you name your Macs?

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  1. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Hi

    This may sound really sad but I name my computers.

    All my PC's have male names MAX 1-10
    My Mac however has a female name because of how beautiful she is "Verity"

    Do you Macs or computers have names?
     
  2. the_insider macrumors regular

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    i call my iMac umm... iMac

    and my iBook... iBook

    :D
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    So even your PCs are Macs (Max)... sorry, couldn't resist!

    I don't name my Macs or my iPods. Don't name cars either. The closest I get is saying that my Powerbook is my 'baby'... but that's relatively unusual too.
     
  4. Shasta macrumors member

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    Power Mac - Prometheus
    iBook - Bob
    iPod - Monkey

    all referencing Nickelodeon Kablam's short "Prometheus and Bob"

    Shasta
     
  5. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    Mac mini-"mini."
    Not very original, but it works.
     
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  7. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    names

    i like to stick with the names of the computers, powerbook and powermac sound so much more intimidating thatn inspiron 8600 etc etc....
     
  8. cwedl thread starter macrumors 65816

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  9. ALaPPleCOREuser macrumors newbie

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    What's in a name?

    I had a friend who named his car! Seemed a little silly to me. He was you're typical "funny" guy though. No, I would not name my Macs nor anything else for that matter. But if you want to then . . . cool. :rolleyes:
     
  10. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I don't name any my Mac's other then changing the name of the hard drive....
     
  11. yogamonkey macrumors 6502

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    My new iBook is called Isaac.

    (and my car is called Rufus)
     
  12. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    My powerbook is called: powerbook aka my laptop
    My iMac is called: iMac III aka the fast one
    my old iMac is called: iMac II aka the cool one
    my older iMac is called: iMac I aka the slow one

    my ipod is called: iPod III aka nano
    my old ipod is called: iPod III aka the backup drive (4g 20GB monocrome)
    my older ipod is called:iPod I aka the blue one (1g mini)

    any questions
     
  13. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Both Macs and Unix systems have a long history of having names.

    On the Mac side it came from users feeling a close personal connection to their systems (remember that early on Macs were the only user friendly systems around). On the Unix side, admins were often faced with many of the same types of systems on a network and giving the systems names help to identify individual systems... plus even with a ton of the same types of systems, most systems tend to develop personalities that make them all different.

    Well, as this is the computer name thread of 2006 I guess I'll update my list of names. These are my current systems which have names:
    PowerBook G3- Milnor
    PowerBook G3- Maric
    PowerBook 3400c- Thurston
    PowerBook Duo 2300c- Phillips
    Power Mac 8600- Riemann
    Power Mac 8100- Fermi
    Power Mac 7500- Ricci
    Power Mac G3- Whitehead
    iMac- Euclid
    Quadra 950- HAL 9500
    Quadra 700- Bonnet
    SGI Indy- Gauss
    SGI IRIS Indigo- Euler
    SGI IRIS Indigo- Morse
    Sun SPARCclassic- Archie
    IBM ThinkPad- Feynman
    Most are named for mathematicians and physicists, following the naming convention we used at the Geometry Center years ago.
     
  14. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really name them, but I did change the HD name to G5 on my PowerMac, and Mini on the mac mini.
     
  15. Timepass macrumors 65816

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    I go with the theme naming. Easier to keep track of and it kind of geeky

    All my computers and electronic have a name from star trek.
    For example
    Desktop : USS-Prometheus
    Laptop: USS-Voyager
    Palm: Shuttle Craft 1
    next laptop: USS-Definant
    Work group Federation
    If I ever get some type of server up and running it will be
    USS-Enterpise

    The router is Deep Space 9.
    Now if I could only come up with a good Star trek name for my iPod that fits it. I just dont know what to call it yet.
     
  16. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    how about the USS-Voyager escape pod:p i actually think that that is a creative naming scheme.
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iMac G5 - Soja
    Power Mac G3 - Shunga
    Power Mac G4 MDD (Work) - Pearson
    iPod - Yagami
     
  18. tartsquid macrumors regular

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    Intel iMac - Dr. Girlfriend
    PowerBook - Toadette (with a Big Bertha drive partition and PrincessToadstool default username)
    iPod - Companda

    My iMac G3 had another name from the show The Venture Brothers but it's not a very appropriate-language name. :p
     
  19. psziel macrumors member

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    I name all my computers Mac & pc's with planet names. Dont know why, just seemed cool a while ago and still follow it.

    Saturn
    Pluto
    Mars (linux box)
    moon
    etc...
     
  20. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Powerbook G4 I named Powerbook G4.

    iMac I named iMac Core Duo (yes, I always say Core Duo afterwards). :)
     
  21. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    I don't have an official name for any of them really. I call the desktop computers "the HP" and "the iMac" just 'cause that's what they are, and sometimes I'll call my iBook my "lappy" but "iBook" usually works just fine.:rolleyes:
     
  22. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i have a different user name on each of my computers.
    powerbook - blade
    imac - my firstname then last name without any spaces. i think i might change that

    how do you change the name of your mac?
     
  23. kretzy macrumors 604

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    This is a cool naming scheme, seeing as I'm a Star Trek fan. So does your desktop feature Multi Vector Attack Mode? That would be cool. :D

    (It's ok, I know I'm a geek :eek: )

    I personally have no name for my PB, I just don't really see a point.
     
  24. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    how do i get to that in tiger?
     
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