Forbidden nicknames for Mac Products

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  1. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I was on the support site, removing some things I no longer own, and noticed the ability to add nicknames. Decided I might as well update the names of things to what I call them. My Time Capsule, is named TARDIS.

    I'm not sure if they think it's something dirty, or because it's trademarked by the BBC. TARDI would be fine.
     

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  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Hmmmmm, seems like they're checking off of a 'trademarked' list.
     
  3. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    See how far this goes: try "SIDRAT."

    (Yes, it's "TARDIS" spelled backwards, but a true Whovian will get it...)
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Never seen that before...mine are all named after Greek gods

    Hermes
    Apollo
    Zeus

    No problems there....can't remember offhand what the IPad us called.

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    It's Thor!:)
     
  5. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Change it to reTardis and see if they allow that or consider it politically incorrect. WHO knows these days.
     
  6. NewbieCanada thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I thought it might be the "tard," but it had no problem with tardi. Anyway, I only own one new Time Capsule, so it's not like I'll have issues figuring out which one it is should I ever need service.

    I do have an old one. It's called HotPlate.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Hot plate...:). How true too....:D
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Did you try TARD15?

    And as a check against a "trademark list", try "Coke" or "Pepsi".
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    They won't let you name it TARDIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh that sucks that's the best name for a time capsule!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    My Airport Express has been called TARDIS for quite some time. Seems a bizarre limitation to not be able to call a Time Capsule it.
     

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  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I just tried renaming my TC TARDIS....got the same dialogue telling me to change it too.
     
  12. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Hah. I think I named a nano AirFrance. I didn't know what to name it and that song Karibien was playing at the time on my laptop so... done! I'm not going to go find out if I have to switch it out. I don't think Air France would be offended in the least. They should be pleased that I liked the name well enough to bestow it on my nano!
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    The limitation only applies to Apple's support and warranty webpage, because there and only there can you set a device's nickname that Apple will keep on file. Airport Utility, iTunes, and other desktop/iOS applications do not have this limitation because they change the device's name.
     
  14. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    What exactly is the point of naming products? I name my car, bike etc but couldnt see naming my ipad or iphone. Though tardis is very funny.
     
  15. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Why? Because networked devices don't have fingers that they can use to point out the particular device they wish to communicate with on a network, e.g., when a device shouted out "Hey you!" every darn device on the network answered with a "Who, me?" reply and it took a good while to sort things out!
     

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