Naming my new Powerbook...

Discussion in 'Mac Scene' started by pyrotoaster, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. macrumors 65816

    pyrotoaster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Location:
    Oak Park, IL
    #1
    I just got a new 12" Powerbook, and it's a great machine. Of course, now I have to name it.

    Usually I don't have a problem doing this, but I've found myself uninspired this time around.

    I'm trying to think of male names, because my last Mac (a 15" iMac, which I still use regularly) has a female name ("Tessera").

    I was thinking about names from the now cancelled Sci Fi show Farscape, but I'm really open to any ideas.

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. macrumors 603

    notjustjay

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Location:
    Canada, eh?
    #2
    There was a posting on this exact topic a couple of weeks ago, there some very interesting responses.

    I named my 12" Powerbook Excalibur. Why? I dunno, just because. It's hard drive is called Shadowmacs (a lame play on the name of Gandalf's horse). I tried calling it Shadowsbane but I just didn't like it that way, and prior to that it was called Andromeda, but then I figured that doesn't match the medieval theme. Actually, I originally was trying to come up with an original, cool-sounding "nonsense word" and I brainstormed up the word Androgen. Thought it was great, until I looked it up in the dictionary. Whoops, not quite what I had in mind...

    My other laptops are/were called Hummer, Lexus, and Traveller. And my Windows PCs were called Lightspeed, Warpcore, Warpdrive, Runabout, and Sentinel.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    Toeknee

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    #3
    I named my Powerbook Stewie after the baby in the now cancelled fox show family guy. Found a great icon for it too.
     
  4. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2002
    Location:
    Colorado
    #4
    Norse gods for me..

    Old TiBook 500 was Loki - new Al is Odin, Athlon PC is Freya - no particular reason, just liked Loki to start and figured I'd continue the tradition...
     
  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Location:
    Seattle
    #5
    I've always named my machines after old pets, or old girlfirends, or cars. My B&W, which I bought the day it came out, was called Brie after my girlfriend of the time, since then though I got married and renamed it Emerald to appease my wife. My iBook was JC, standing for John Crapper because it looked like a toilet seat. My iMac CRT was named M&M after my deceased cat, my newer iMac 17" named Panda because I've always liked Pandas. Now, when I got my G5 I was trying to come up with a good name and finally decided on Countach, after my dream goal car and how fast the dual is. I named my second internal drive in it Yukon for the extra storage (Anyone want to buy a Yukon?). I also named my LaCie 500GB Big Disk priest because it is my back up drive and I figured it sounded good as insurance.

    For the PowerBook, what is it used for? Since you are looking for a male name you can play off of sports figures, or go with the standard DAVE. What about Johnny 5?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Location:
    high-rise in beautiful bethesda
    #6
    kyoto

    That's the name of my wireless network.
     
  7. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Location:
    Seattle
    #7
    Re: kyoto

    Nice name, I was pretty lame for my Airport network, I named it Airport 2.0, my first was Airport 1 but when that station fried and I got the dual enet station I was at a loss for names. I think tonight I will change it to something cool.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

    AmigoMac

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Location:
    l'Allemagne
    #8
    All what it is...

    Joules

    I named my 12" PB rev A. you know, energy unit and along the time you get power ;)

    is not that a nice name for a son ? :)
     
  9. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    #9
    My computer is named Joslyn Hasel .. For no apperant reason??
     
  10. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    #10
    My 17" PB is called Albert. Firstly, as in Fat Albert (cause this thing is SO wide), and well, then there's the reference to Aluminium.
     
  11. macrumors 601

    stoid

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    #11
    My new AluBook is named HUS412A so that the *insert long string of expletives here* windows system on campus will recognize my machine and let me access the system. However, I have named the hard drive V.I.N.cent after the robot character from the great Disney classic Black Hole. After I get the DVD in a day or 2 (3.25 plus shipping from eBay!!) I'll be making an appropriate icon for him. Once I get an external HD, the internal will forfeit V.I.N.cent and become B.O.B. For those of you who know the story you will understand why.

    For a while it had the "Mallow" icon and was named Hober so that it would be Hober Mallow (big fan of the Foundation series by Asimov as well). But that didn't go with my new desktop image of Sophia's silhouette (you know her, she's the girl with the green background in the Hey Mama iPod commercials.) Wow! She's hot!
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816

    pyrotoaster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Location:
    Oak Park, IL
    #12
    Thanks guys. I'm thinking I'm going to name it "Stark" (he's one of my favorite characters on Farscape, along with Zhaan).
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    #13
    Mine's name is.. Ida Red.. since Ida Red is a kind of Apple.. even though I guess it is technically a Macintosh.


    So ya..
     
  14. macrumors 68020

    Phil Of Mac

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Location:
    Washington State University
    #14
    I named my 15" AlBook Kira, after Kira Nerys of Deep Space Nine.
     
  15. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    St Augustine, FL
  16. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Ohio
    #16
    Names

    I named my new 1Ghz 12" PB The Beast. I upgraded from a 700 iBook. Compared to the iBook, this PB is a beast!
     
  17. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    St Augustine, FL
    #17
    I upgraded from a 400 MHz G3 with 8 meg ATI Rage 128 and 192 megs RAM to this 1.25 GHz G4 with ATI Radeon 9600 and 512 megs RAM, now that is what I call one hell of a nice bump. :)
     
  18. thread starter macrumors 65816

    pyrotoaster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Location:
    Oak Park, IL
    #18
    From laptop to laptop, I upgraded from a Powerbook 165 (that's right, a whole 25 MHz processor and four megs of RAM! That's cutting edge for ya!) to my new Powerbook. :p
     
  19. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    St Augustine, FL
  20. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2003
    #20
    how about naming it

    Rhineholt, that is my favorite name for computers.


    I have had 6 computers in my life. I am now on Rhineholt 6.
     
  21. macrumors 68000

    GroundLoop

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    #21
    My laptop

    Mine is named "Phlegethon" : The river that flows with fire which burns and does not consume. It is one of the five principal rivers in the realms of Hades.

    Hickman
     
  22. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Kauai, Hawaii
    #22
    named my 17 in. powerbook


    Fast Cat--because the Jaguar and Phanter are members of the cat family.

    and it it fast compared to our old APPLE II
     
  23. macrumors 68040

    tazo

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    #23
    Re: Naming my new Powerbook...

    definitely tazo...

    :p
     
  24. macrumors 65816

    ColoJohnBoy

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    #24
    I name mine after literary/cinema personalities. My TiBook 800 was named Orson Welles, my Graphite iMac was Keats, and my 1 GHz TiBook is Bernard Shaw.

    I was going to get a 15" AlBook and name it Geoffrey Chaucer, but now I'm leaning toward a 12" PowerBook and naming it David Lean.
     
  25. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Location:
    Australia

Share This Page