iPad Device Name?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Maximillian, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Maximillian macrumors 6502

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    I named my iPhone 3G Smudge and my iPod Touch Blot... but now I'm going to have to name a massive iPad.

    While I think about names, are you planning on changing up the default name (Johnny Appleseed's iPad, or whatever) and giving it some personalized style?

    Maybe 'Hal' would be a good iPad name?
     
  2. [DL] macrumors 6502

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  3. MrAgileBeast macrumors regular

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    iphone 3gs - Hank
    Macbook Pro - Jeremiah
    iPad - Jebediah
     
  4. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    I've been going with early greek atomist philosophers for the iPods and iPhones:

    iPod 3G - Leucippus
    iPod 5G - Democritus
    iPod 4G nano - Lucretius (not Greek, but of a similar tradition)
    iPhone and iPhone 3GS - Epicurus (older iPhone was replaced with the new one)

    I figured the iPad would be Socrates, since the iPad marks a new beginning.

    Or perhaps I am taking my philosophic tendencies too far...
     
  5. CVC macrumors member

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    I had named all my devices after characters from Futurama. However, I could never remember who was Dr. Zoidberg and who was Leela. Now everything is just named what they are - MacBook, iPod Touch, etc.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    My first thought is/was "Flatbrød", but I might change my mind once I hold it and fire it up...

    ...whenever that might be... :(
     
  7. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    I have a Star Trek theme going in my Apple ecosystem. Desktops are starships; laptops smaller starships. iPods have been named after Runabouts. My Apple TV is the Defiant. The wireless network is Pathfinder. My iPhone is Communicator. Time Machine backups happen on the Relativity. iPad... hmm. That's sort of an existential question that I have yet to grapple with. Starship or Runabout? Hmm. ;)

    (Someone remind me to get a life.)
     
  8. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    My iMac is "Big Mac"
    My iPhone has no name at all
    My iPad will be "FlatBread" :p
     
  9. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    my MacBook is Macarena (like the song/dance) My tv is Plasmina, but I never thought to name my phone or an iPad.

    Interesting...
     
  10. innominato5090 macrumors 6502

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    my macbook air is "airbot"
    my ipod is "mediabot"
    my iphone is "phonebot"
    my ubuntu pc is "ububot"
    I would have probably chosen "padbot" for an eventual iPad
     
  11. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    Now this is really the important question about the iPad!

    I've used characters from William Gibson novels for my naming scheme; so far I've got:-

    • Whitemute/Neuromancer for my Windows/Linux dual boot system.
    • Molly for my Macbook.
    • The Finn for my home server.
    • Rivera for my iPod Classic.
    • Flatline for my iPod Touch.
    • Count Zero for my Nokia 770.

    I haven't had any inspiration yet for the iPad :(
     
  12. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I like straight forward names... my iPad will be called pad. lol
     
  13. goobot macrumors 603

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    cause when its stolen this helps you prove to the police its yours?
     
  14. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    That's what your receipt is for. And your registration with Apple. :)

    The naming of your devices is for fun.
     
  15. goobot macrumors 603

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    in school this kid took my phone a claimed it was his. so to show the teacher, i took it went to settings and blam. my name.
     

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