Name your computer :)


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 31, 2004
Denton, TX
Hey guys, I have decided on a computer name for my FIRST Mac, a 12" iBook. For you to fully understand why I'm naming it this, let me first tell you my name is Patrick Stewart, yes just like the actor, and no I'm not related to him as far as I can tell anyway. Let me also say that many vessels have been named this through out history. A british ship in the late 1800s had this name, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier is named this, the first prototype of the space shuttle was named this, and of course the first starship from the United Federation of Planets is named this :) Yes thats right, it will be called...


Have you guys ever named your Macs or PCs? If so what did you name them? Feel free to comment on what you think of my idea.


macrumors 68030
Jun 26, 2005
I named my old Windows PC "desk" for sharing purposes. I also named its workgroup "WORKGROUP." :)

I think officially naming a computer is a little overboard... o_O

Do you greet it in the morning? Hello, Enterprise. And do you woo it to sleep? :rolleyes:


macrumors regular
Jul 7, 2005
North Carolina
well, whenever i put a CD in my mini it blows alot of air, so i always tell it, that it blows good, so i guess an appropriate name would be ''bl0wah''


macrumors 68000
May 4, 2005
New York
cleanup said:
I think officially naming a computer is a little overboard... o_O Do you greet it in the morning? Hello, Enterprise. And do you woo it to sleep? :rolleyes:
I see nothing wrong with naming a computer. If the practice is good for ships and pets, why not for computers? For assorted reasons, it may very well be viewed as a frivolous waste of time according to those who judge such things, but we do find a way to tolerate some of the endless threads that appear before our very eyes here.

Let me think ... oh yes: "My Powerbook can kick your iBook's ass."

The name of the game is tolerance and a means for appreciating the attachment for our computers that makes some want to give the personal touch. Most women would be flattered to have their partner name one after them. One cautionary note, however ... do not - under any circumstances - take it to bed with you. :)


macrumors regular
Jul 10, 2005
I named my computer "Kyles Comp The Best Friggin' Computer in the house yo" so every time my dad checked the network I would rub it in his face :)


macrumors 6502a
Aug 4, 2005
I've got a Futurama theme going on..

My Linksys WRT54G is Professor Farnsworth
My Personal Desktop PC is Fry
The Desktop PC in the family room is Leela
My 12" iBook is Zoidberg
And my SSID is Planet Express

I was thinking of changing the names of my iPods to match the Futurama theme but iPornMini and JuicyFruit are just too cool.


macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
i have a tendency to call my Powerbook Tiki, why you may ask? because my Tiki man shotglass is always next to it, i use it to hold my shuffle or jumpdrive and not to take shots, because its of the ~2.5 shot size..... so i just started calling my 'book Tiki


Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
Bergen, Norway
My iBook is named ono-sendai.

My last computer, a Pismo, is called treskjegg (Norwegian for Treebeard). I think it's a nice name for someone old, reliable and still quite powerful, but my girlfriend, who owns it now, dislikes the name, but not enough to bother finding out how to change it... ;)

terriyaki said:
My 12" iBook is Zoidberg
Love the theme, but why being so mean to your iBook...? :confused: :p


macrumors regular
Jun 22, 2005
Montreal, Canada
Mine is named diskOs3 :) that is the partition where I placed OSX. I guess mine has dual personalities becuase when it is booted in yellowdog it is called diskOs2 :D Yeah I know I have to rename it ... but I sorrta have come to like little diskOs3!


macrumors 68000
Aug 8, 2005
G5 -> "the g5", "G5-ee" or "computer in the study"
Powerbook G3->"my laptop", "old laptop" or "slow laptop"
Powerbook G4-> "mum's comp"

Nice, and original :D


macrumors 65816
Feb 14, 2003
my powerbook's name is Disaster Area, because my files are about as well organized as a filing cabinet hit with a bomb.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 31, 2004
Denton, TX
Wow these are awesome! At the first couple of posts I was begining to think I was some kind of nut for naming my computer, but now I know that all of you are crazy too :) :p ;)


macrumors 68000
Sep 4, 2003
My computer is called "Powerbook" funnily enough. It seems to fit its description. Well, if only it were a little less book and a little more Power!

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