Did you name your home folder on your MBP your first name or the suggested "firstname

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  1. zooby, Feb 20, 2015
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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Neither. Name it whatever you want. How others name theirs has no bearing on what works for you.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    That's one item that I always change to something else during the new user setup, then the file sharing name (which is the computer's name on the network), then the local hostname. Just my opinion that none of of those should remain the defaults at the whim of the OS X system. Those are MY names, so I change them. :D
    I just think it's a little goofy to see a name on the network like "Billy's MacBook".
    I prefer "The Abyss" - but that's just me :D
     
  4. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    What's funny is I change all mine to say "Billy's MacBook", even on my desktops and iPhones, and my name's not Billy!
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Well, that's exactly the point I was making, dyt1983, aka "not Billy" :D
    You are, despite your modest attempt to hide your identity, changing the name to something that you choose, eh? And, that's a Good Thing™
     
  6. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. But it does get confusing when I look in the bonjour device list... ;)
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    And - you know how to fix that minor annoyance, eh?
     
  8. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    Yes. I learned a lot from this thread!
     

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