What do you name your devices?

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  1. mentaluproar, Dec 7, 2012
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    mentaluproar

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    Since I was in high school, I tried to keep a theme in naming my equipment. Until recently, their names were:

    ipad 2: Dot Matrix
    ipod touch: Enzo (retired, or is he?)
    iphone 4s: Glitch
    Vaio: Hex (renamed fracture after the screen started to bleed, but I'm ready to forgive and change the name back)
    router: Phong
    mac mini: Caanan (got bored at this point)

    What names have you given your equipment? Except for the Mini, everything it named after characters from Reboot.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    macbook = leprechaun assault
    ipod = pixie dust
    external hdd1 = beavcoon
    external hdd2 = leprachaun
    external hdd3 - unicorn

    haha my theme is cheesy mythical creature type things
     
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    Renzatic

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    iPad 3: Matt Pad
    iPhone 4: Matt Phone
    Computer 1: Mattputer 1
    Computer 2: Mattputer 2

    ...I dunno if I'm uninspired, or incredibly egocentric.
     
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    Love

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    iPhone 5: The Lightsabre
    MacBook Pro: Thor the Four Core Whore (a name I stole and I used on the Mac Pro preceding the MBP)
     
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    mentaluproar

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    I dont think we can top that one.
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    The phone is Rocinante. The iMac and MacBookPro are different primates.
     
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    Always stick with Asterix characters.
    Network: Gaul
    Laptop: Asterix
    Desktop: Obelix
    Phone: Dogmatix
    iPad: Fullyautomatix
    Router/firewall: Getafix
    Media server: Cacofonix

    They're great as I pick a character that symbolises what the item does.
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    I've only been naming my iOS devices...

    iPhone 2G/4 - Songbird - Because it's an iPod and a phone, and birds can fly, and phones can fly across the room/move around with you. :p (actually a song, but that's pretty much why)

    iPod Nano (okay, not iOS, but looks like iOS) - Cloudy (because it's blue)

    iPad Mini - Midnight
     
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    Macman45

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    Hugely boring:

    Jeffs Imac
    Jeffs Macbook Pro
    Jeffs Macbook Air
    Jeffs Ipad 4
    Jeffs Iphone 5
    ....It gets worse:

    Jeffs Time Capsule
    Jeffs Airport Express

    Living Room ATV3
    Bedroom ATV3
    ....And The Pegasus R4?:

    ...Wait for it....Pegasus R4...:D
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    Until all the iDevices I named my PCs, Mac and *nix boxes after mainly military aircraft like Tomcat, Eagle, Falcon, Hornet, Galaxy, Blackbird, ...

    With the increased number of iPad, iPod, iPhones I got too lazy and use something like
    MyPad3,
    NoPhone (my old iPhone without SIM) etc.

    I keep the generation in the name as I sometimes have different generation at the same time.
     
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    Shrink

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    Same here. Mine are simply my full name preceding the device.

    What a coincidence!!! :eek: :D
     
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    twietee

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    my MBA is called airJordan. The phone iWinter or something, not very creative - hate to give these things names tbh.
     
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    Adam's iPhone 5:apple:
     
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    Love

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    Must give credit to where it's due, to http://www.youtube.com/adiblasi who created that gem. :p
     
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    I call my phone Erin, my iPad......iPad :rolleyes:
     
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    Ariii

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    I only name my HDD's :).

    •40 GB stock TiBook drive: Amber.
    •Noisy 10GB drive in iBook Clamshell: Chaos.
    •326 MB drive in PowerBook 520c: Tir'na Nog'th
     
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    Dagless

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    I name mine after rock things/planets usually.

    iPhone: Obelisk
    iPod shuffle: Shard
    iPad: Slate

    Consoles get named after spacey things;
    PS Vita: Nova
    PSP: Luna
    (and the rest I can't remember!)
     
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    jasonvp

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    Batman Rogues

    Other than my iPhone, I generally name my machines after members of Batman's rogues gallery.

    Mac Pro: mrfreeze
    Macbook Pro: anarky
    Windows gaming rig: scarecrow
    NAT: twoface
    AT&T Microcell device: ventriloquist
    NAS: bane
    DNS/Mail/etc generic VM: joker

    My VMWare server is called arkham, which is where a number of the "rogue" VMs including joker all live.

    jas
     
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    I name my computers after planets and my networks after solar systems.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    It depends on the context-
    an iMac G3, the iMac G3,
    I never really thought to name my computers. I would just associate the name I gave it to its real name.
     
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    Usually character names. My iPod with an awesome fire/Phoenix themed sticker cover was Fawkes. My iPhone is Rarity because it's white and elegant and my Macbook is Celestia because it's white and ... Idk, the most powerful? The queen? My ipad is Pikachunicorn because WHY NOT :cool:
     
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    I call my '08 iMac HAL, even though I should call it Alex, the new voice for Leopard.

    My cell has no name, but I should call it Bongo, as it's been dropped on concrete/asphalt so many times. Or perhaps Timex, because it takes a linkin' and keeps on tickin'. ;)

    I also have Toasty, Nukey, and KIA in the garage.

    Margaret, my A/C, has been removed from the window. (Don't even go there.)
     
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    I've always found it rather odd that people name their electronics. It's rather off putting, IMO.
     
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    mentaluproar

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    It's a nerd thing. Each computer needs a name to identify itself on a network.
     
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    Macman45

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    Yes, and your list is growing...:)
     

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