Name your computer :)

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by drumpat01, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. drumpat01 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I have decided on a computer name for my FIRST Mac, a 12" iBook. For you to fully understand why I'm naming it this, let me first tell you my name is Patrick Stewart, yes just like the actor, and no I'm not related to him as far as I can tell anyway. Let me also say that many vessels have been named this through out history. A british ship in the late 1800s had this name, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier is named this, the first prototype of the space shuttle was named this, and of course the first starship from the United Federation of Planets is named this :) Yes thats right, it will be called...

    Enterprise

    Have you guys ever named your Macs or PCs? If so what did you name them? Feel free to comment on what you think of my idea.
     
  2. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    I named my old Windows PC "desk" for sharing purposes. I also named its workgroup "WORKGROUP." :)

    I think officially naming a computer is a little overboard... o_O

    Do you greet it in the morning? Hello, Enterprise. And do you woo it to sleep? :rolleyes:
     
  3. drumpat01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes and then i sing it a lullaby at night before I tuck into bed. :D
     
  4. WeeShoo macrumors regular

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    well, whenever i put a CD in my mini it blows alot of air, so i always tell it, that it blows good, so i guess an appropriate name would be ''bl0wah''
     
  5. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    I see nothing wrong with naming a computer. If the practice is good for ships and pets, why not for computers? For assorted reasons, it may very well be viewed as a frivolous waste of time according to those who judge such things, but we do find a way to tolerate some of the endless threads that appear before our very eyes here.

    Let me think ... oh yes: "My Powerbook can kick your iBook's ass."

    The name of the game is tolerance and a means for appreciating the attachment for our computers that makes some want to give the personal touch. Most women would be flattered to have their partner name one after them. One cautionary note, however ... do not - under any circumstances - take it to bed with you. :)
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    <Insert James Doohan voice here>

    Hello, computer.
     
  7. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

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    I named my computer "Kyles Comp The Best Friggin' Computer in the house yo" so every time my dad checked the network I would rub it in his face :)
     
  8. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a Futurama theme going on..

    My Linksys WRT54G is Professor Farnsworth
    My Personal Desktop PC is Fry
    The Desktop PC in the family room is Leela
    My 12" iBook is Zoidberg
    And my SSID is Planet Express

    I was thinking of changing the names of my iPods to match the Futurama theme but iPornMini and JuicyFruit are just too cool.
     
  9. Merf macrumors regular

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    since I have a dual 867 I call my computer Dualie.

    Merf
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i have a tendency to call my Powerbook Tiki, why you may ask? because my Tiki man shotglass is always next to it, i use it to hold my shuffle or jumpdrive and not to take shots, because its of the ~2.5 shot size..... so i just started calling my 'book Tiki
     
  11. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I Call my new iBook Whisper

    I just thought Wisper was a good name, AND it's whisper quiet :D

    :D
     
  12. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    iMac and iBook.

    Oh, I'm just spewing of originality.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    My iBook is named ono-sendai.

    My last computer, a Pismo, is called treskjegg (Norwegian for Treebeard). I think it's a nice name for someone old, reliable and still quite powerful, but my girlfriend, who owns it now, dislikes the name, but not enough to bother finding out how to change it... ;)

    Love the theme, but why being so mean to your iBook...? :confused: :p
     
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  15. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

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    The Futurama theme is awesome. Zoidberg has to be the best furturama character.
     
  16. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    15" Powerbook 1.67ghz: Kananga
    MacMini 1.42ghz: Zorin

    Guess the theme?
     
  17. godbout macrumors regular

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    Mine is named diskOs3 :) that is the partition where I placed OSX. I guess mine has dual personalities becuase when it is booted in yellowdog it is called diskOs2 :D Yeah I know I have to rename it ... but I sorrta have come to like little diskOs3!
     
  18. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    G5 -> "the g5", "G5-ee" or "computer in the study"
    Powerbook G3->"my laptop", "old laptop" or "slow laptop"
    Powerbook G4-> "mum's comp"

    Nice, and original :D
     
  19. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    My 15" Powerbook's name is: Muse
    I think its very fitting.
     
  20. zach macrumors 65816

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    my powerbook's name is Disaster Area, because my files are about as well organized as a filing cabinet hit with a bomb.
     
  21. drumpat01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow these are awesome! At the first couple of posts I was begining to think I was some kind of nut for naming my computer, but now I know that all of you are crazy too :) :p ;)
     
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    I named my 17" PowerBook pingguo which mean apple in Mandarin Chinese. I call it Ping for short.
     
  24. EGT macrumors 68000

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    My computer is called "Powerbook" funnily enough. It seems to fit its description. Well, if only it were a little less book and a little more Power!

    Intel! Intel!
     
  25. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    Naming your mac is not even in the same ballpark as this dude
     

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