Network Naming themes

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  1. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Just wondering what others use for their network naming (most of us have at least 2 networked decives nowadays).

    For instance my home network currently is based on Battlestar Galactica (Athena is my MBA that I am writting this on, and I have a starbuck, adama, roslyn, boxey, boomer, apollo, daggit, galactica, pegasus, and Kobol all on the group Quorum). I have many network devices and I looove the themed thing.

    What do you use ? who has the cutest, the wierdest, the scariest etc...

    (all for a bit of fun)
     
  2. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    Boy, I gotta say that I'm pretty boring with the naming:
    [LAST NAME] Family iMac
    Living Room APE
    Basement APE
    Living Room ATV
    MacOSX86 (Thinkpad T60 running Leopard)
    Server (XP NAS box)
    Garage Cam (linksys WVC54GC)
    Downstairs Cam (linksys WVC54G)
     
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  4. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    I have a Monty Python and the Holy Grail theme with my network/computer stuff. Everything from the Black Knight (black iPod) to Zoot (old 256mb thumbdrive) is covered. My personal favorite is the Holy Hand Grenade (portable HD). :cool:
     
  5. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    My computers are named from what i hear on tv shows, movies or something that comes up in conversation

    XP Gaming machine - Bigrig - Came up in conversation
    Macbook - Manbearpig - Heard this on South Park
    PowerBook - Phobos - From Doom
    Airport - Opus - Heard this on Las Vegas
    Time Capsule - Sonne - Rammstein song
    FreeBSD - Toolbox - Made this up
     
  6. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    Characters from the book Oblomow. Currently typing on penkin, oblomow is the server, zachar the servant...
     
  7. tersono macrumors 68000

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    The machines on my home LAN are all named after characters from Shakespeare's play 'Cymbeline'

    At work, however, we're boring - they're all just named by machine type (manufacturer, workstation or server) and a number.
     
  8. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

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    My network is the only thing that is named..."The Death Crusade"

    Computers just have default names: Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, iMac...simple
     
  9. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh yeh I didnt mention work - we have sooo many - a few serieal killers (with TV detectives to catch em), Red Dwarf and lately its all Alcohol names :)
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    My network itself is called Asteroid (join if you're in the area :p)

    Computers have regular names. iMac, PowerBook. Yea :eek:
     
  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    My student house network is called NETGEAR and is open, far too many computers / problems with crappy netgear routers to deal with securing it. We sometimes get a Laura on the network :shrug:

    My home network is called "Ian Rush"
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    In work they're about to upgrade all the servers.
    They've decided on the names of comics (book things, not people things);
    Vulcan, Eagle, Victor, Commando etc.

    Apparenlty the server that my branch is going to be using has been earmarked with the mnemonic Beano.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    Fun topic haha, my Networks name is Ophidiophobia - The fear of snakes!

    Blackbook is Black Mamba :)
    iMac is Cotton Mouth
    iPod Touch is well Princess Samantha, (long story short my friend, whom I converted, named her iPhone King Ricky, so I repaid the favor)
    Blackberry is Viper
    Old crappy HP is Sidewinder
    my brothers iBook is just iBook because of all the problems it has..
    and my old dell server i use as a file server is King Cobra
     
  14. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Bond villians here.

    Peripherals are the girls. My trusty iPod gets the coveted Tatiana. I'm thinking the Tatiana name may pass to the most used device instead of being fixed.
     
  15. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    mine is superhero/comic/cartoon characters.....yeah

    so my plan was to have the computers and devices with a character name, and the routers and stuff with a place name.

    my airport is named Thundera - who can tell me what that's from without google?

    computers: Flash, Eragon, Arya, Underdog, Shadeslayer (okay, so i went on an eragon rampage)

    ipods - Venom, Superman, Lightspeed (iphone)
     
  16. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thundera - ahh that brings back snarfable memories of my childhood ;)
     
  17. juanm macrumors 65816

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    A friend of mine has named his Macs Nostromo and Sulaco. He likes to see messages like "Connecting to Nostromo". :p

    Also, you could name them after TV series. House (House, Wilson, Cuddy, Thirteen...), The Office (Michael, Dwight, Pam, Jim...), HIMYM (Ted, Barney, Lily, Robin...)
     
  18. seattle macrumors 6502

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    Most of my computers have boring names but I did name my TiVos after the seven deadly sins.
     
  19. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    ha, yeah. it's been awhile since i've seen the show
     
  20. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    At work, servers are named by project. I have used MASH characters for one project, Hogan's Heroes Characters for another, Simpsons characters for another, you get the point. I am now at the point where it is getting hard to come up with good TV shows/cartoons to use for naming.

    At home, named after booze that comes in a can: Guinness, Strongbow, Molsons, etc

    Cheers
     
  21. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Military planes.

    Hurricane, Typhoon and Spitfire are the names of the 3 currently setup computers.
     
  22. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This thread took a wierd turn today. An old colleague asked me to ssh into his server and help with a few networky issues and his names are Liver, Lungs, Heart, Kidney, Spleen, Colon and (yuk) Rectum!

    thats the oddest naming theme I have found thus far.... had to share it (esp as Rectum is his NAS lol)

    Oh and a small victory at work - the new multiple test system is StarTrek characters :) yey me...
     
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  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Varies. I named my girlfriends network Echo, and mine was Asteroid. I likes little names like that.

    Computers themselves? I just let OSX name them.
     
  25. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Makes sense, what with things going in and out. :p


    I don't have a network theme, but my external storage devices (except my backup drive) are named after Cowboy Bebop characters (and if I ever get a Drobo or portable HD, ships too).
    512MB thumb drive: Ein
    2GB thumb drive: Ed
    160GB drive: Spike
    320GB drive: Jet

    I have another case coming in on Tuesday that will hold a 200GB from my G3 tower, which will be my new backup drive. My former backup drive, 120GB, will most likely become Faye.
     

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