What should I name my new iBook?

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  1. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    Apple has replaced my 500MHz iBook DVD with a new 800MHz iBook Combo (long story). As such, the new machine is unnamed and I cannot think of a good name for it.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    How about the Kaiser, or Wilhelm. or if WWI isnt your thing go for Ruttiger
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    What sort of stuff do you like? Its more of a personal choice and anyone who doesn't know you will have a hard time coming out with a good name.

    First off - Mail or Female or Inanimate Thing?
     
  4. boskie macrumors regular

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    Lucky.

    Ok now for the ibook name...hmmm.
    Uppity as it's an upgrade?
    Wormy as it's an ibook?
     
  5. ibookin' thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nah... I'm Jewish and it might not go over well at temple. :p

    Anyway, duke is right about it being a personal thing... I just can't think of anything. :(

    By the way, I want it to have a female name, since I think that this is the most stereotypically ladylike of my computers (although the iMac is really close).
     
  6. boskie macrumors regular

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    Daisy, Lara, Anoushka, seraphin? Aenea. Margret Thatcher.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Female Computer Name?

    Trinity - probably the best one out there that I can think of (just in case you don't know the reference, and don't take it personally, some people wouldn't - its the name of a Female Hacker in the Matrix)

    D
     
  8. ibookin' thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sounds good. I think I'll use that. :)

    Thanks.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Glad I could be of help...:D

    But you might also want to check out the Matrix site and see who the new babe is - could be even better since Trinity is a little obvious.

    D
     
  10. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Point them here to see running commentary about your computers problem.
    I like old Classic names.

    Icarus or Daedalus- Herald your youthful sprit or build your wings to soar on and confound the Minotaurs in you life.
     
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    Trinity is a good name, but there's an interesting fact behind it. It was the codename of the G4 Cube.

    I have a naming scheme with my Mac collection, that has that personal feeling for me.
    Here are a couple of my Mac's names:
    G4 iMac: "Tessera"
    G3 iMac: "Kiehi"
    Performa: "Bongo"
    Powerbook 165: "Dart"
    Mac Classic II: "Apollo"

    The iBook is a hard machine to name, good luck with "Trinity."
     
  14. ibookin' thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I knew I remembered that from somewhere!

    This machine's codename was P29. Not a very good name. I miss the days of codenames like "Carl Sagan", "BHA", and "LAW". By the way, anyone who knows that story (or even what BHA stands for) spends too much time on Mac trivia.
     
  15. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i call mine iBob for some reason i cannot remember why but I like simple names for computers they are easy to use. oh yeah WWI comments would not be disgraceful at a jewish temple I mean the Jewish People fought in WWI on both sides the terror was in WWII obviously. I like Ruttiger.
     
  16. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    my computer is "shadowfax"--it predates the IM sn and my handle; my grandpa always used to call his computer "Gandalf," so when he built my first computer, i named it after gandalf's horse.

    of course, my username is mithrandir (Gandalf's elvish name), so it looks cool in terminal:
    [Shadowfax:~] mithrandir%
    by association anyway, mithrandir on Shadowfax.

    i think you might get a nice kick out of naming it something with personal historical significance, that way you have a story to tell about it :)
     
  17. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    mine is Zen ...
    and iPod is iChing.

    G33, i'm so religious :eek:
     
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    just what i was thinking...getting that replacement...
     
  19. Apple][Forever macrumors regular

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    Trinity was also the codename of the first nuclear bomb test in July of '45.
     
  20. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    speaking of nuclear tests, you could call it bikini island, lol.

    long man and fat boy are also nice unpleasant nuclear names.

    you could also name it after your favorite president :D
     
  21. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    my quicksilver's name is shannon...

    i love shannon...

    she's such a beauty...

    by shannon i mean shannon elizabeth!
     
  22. ibookin' thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was just kidding....

    By the way, Trinity is working fine. No problems at all. I'm typing this on her right now.
     
  23. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Wizacky
    Sally
    Jeremiah
    scem0 :p
    uber (that would be sweet ;))
    Wassabi
     
  24. insidedanshead macrumors regular

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    It's an iBook... it's white... I feel that there is no other name to call it but... Barry White.. you got it.. Barry White baby.. the chicks will be all over you. Ha!
     
  25. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    What I want to know...is how you got your iBook 500 replaced with a new 800 by Apple? Or is that confidental???
     

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