Name for New Macbook

alexcooke

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 3, 2006
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Melbourne, Australia
Hey All,
Long time reader, first time poster.

Recently bought a Macbook and currently trying to think of a name for it. All my previous computers have had names that have two meanings, and i'm having terrible difficulty thinking up one for the Macbook. It arrives soon so I need the name ASAP

Specs:
  • MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (White)
  • 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
  • 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM
  • 80GB Serial ATA drive
  • SuperDrive (Burns DVDs & CDs)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Keyboard/Mac OS
  • Country Kit (Australia)

Past Computer Names:
  • Mac Desktop: Gnosis (Greek for Knowledge, applies because my partner is currently trying to teach me greek at the moment
  • Old PC Laptop: Psyche (psyche means soul, and that laptop was like my soul)
  • Old PC Desktop: Sciatica (Sciatica is a disease that travels down the Sciatic nerve creating a pain in your ass. Computer was a pain in the ass!)

Possibly thinking something along the lines of:
  • Seele (german for soul - again, laptop is like my soul)
  • Gehirn (german for brain - laptop holds all my information, like my brain

Any ideas along those lines would be greatly appreciated.

AC -x0x-
 

andrew050703

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Feb 27, 2006
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Portsmouth, U.K
Past Computer Names:
  • Mac Desktop: Gnosis (Greek for Knowledge, applies because my partner is currently trying to teach me greek at the moment
  • Old PC Laptop: Psyche (psyche means soul, and that laptop was like my soul)
  • Old PC Desktop: Sciatica (Sciatica is a disease that travels down the Sciatic nerve creating a pain in your ass. Computer was a pain in the ass!)

Possibly thinking something along the lines of:
  • Seele (german for soul - again, laptop is like my soul)
  • Gehirn (german for brain - laptop holds all my information, like my brain
something like ...

Gaia?

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis)

I just name mine for fictional characters :rolleyes:
 

alexcooke

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 3, 2006
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Melbourne, Australia
weiss said:
Apollo - god of light, music, healing, prophecy, the sun and poetry
Definatly going to consider Apollo considering I will be using the laptop partly for DJing. Great suggestions guys, keep them coming!

AC -x0x-
 

datababe

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Oct 4, 2006
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Funny, but I realized a while back all my Macs have feminine names: Precious, Princess, Velma, and Leia...but my 2 Windows boxen have masculine names: Elmo and Lazarus.

I'm seeing a pattern here. lol

datababe
 

datababe

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Oct 4, 2006
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We started naming our computers to identify them on our network and decided to have some fun with it. We've since switched to using mac addys, but the habit has stuck. ;-)
 

joe8232

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2005
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My friends is called Humphrey! How about Jeeves or something like Fortiscue Merryweather III ??
 

Sicarius

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Oct 2, 2006
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Tennessee.
I don't even have mine yet but it's name is Llandra (It means, "I have too much time and just make funny sounds that end up like names").
 

xfiftyfour

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Apr 14, 2006
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Clemson, SC
Mine is macbaby. heh.

My powerbook before it was peanutbutter (and our wireless network is jellynet..haha).

Kudos to you if you picked up on the pattern.
 

flyfish29

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Feb 4, 2003
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New HAMpshire
weiss said:
Three suggestions borrowed from greek mythology:

Apollo - god of light, music, healing, prophecy, the sun and poetry
Athena - goddess of wisdom
Hemera - goddess of the daylight

I have to say Apollo is awesome- so similar to Apple as well...maybe some way to work that in creatively in an icon- the light/music, etc fits your DJing for sure- maybe it could be your logo for your DJ biz?
 

MistaBungle

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Apr 3, 2005
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3G iPod - Maia (In Greek mythology, there were these sisters and Maia was the most beautiful of the sisters. The other sisters of course are the other mp3 players.)

Powerbook - Golden Dewishious (The computer is an Apple and the kid I babysit used to say dewishious instead of delicious)

My External HDD - Isthmus Major

My Thumbdrive - Isthmus Minor

My Memory Stick in my Camera - Tabula Rysa (It's a blank slate and my name is Ryan)


I personally like to make sure that the functionality is hidden in the name. I think Tabula Rysa examplifies that perfectly. As for the white Macbook, Anima (living essence). Based off of Aristotle "De Anima", "on the living essence/on the soul".
 

The General

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Jul 7, 2006
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All of my computers at the office are named after Battlestar Galactica characters, and the server is called galactica. :p

iMac G4 -> Apollo
iMac G3 -> Starbuck
PowerMac G5 -> Gaius
Macbook Pro -> Six (cause she's hot, just like my laptop, roffle :p)
Mac Pro (soon) -> Adama
PC POS -> Boomer (BOOM! :p)
xServer G5 -> Galactica

:confused: :confused: :D