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Anim

macrumors 6502a
Dec 16, 2011
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This may be a can of worms.
:D
As a dyed in the wool nerd I am having a hard time deciding whether to go for an obvious Star Wars reference for the name or something more obscure like a call out to 70's Doctor Who.
I've already grown out of a phase of naming everything for JRR Tolkien books.

What are your clever or silly names for your New Mac Pros?

Yeah! 'K9' FTW
 
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wildmac

macrumors 65816
Jun 13, 2003
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The Desktop icon is more important.. sadly I won't be able to use this anymore... yeah, it's a G4, but it still sorta worked with the cMPs.. need a new one now.
 

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DeltaMac

macrumors G4
Jul 30, 2003
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3,104
Delaware
Since that ugly incident with a dead hard drive back in '93 (a Mac IIsi !), I've always used the name "the Abyss" for my main Mac.
 
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jasonvp

macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2007
604
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Northern VA
I name my machines after Batman's rogues, and my current Mac Pro is "mrfreeze". The new one will replace the old, so it'll just inherit its name.
 
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crjackson2134

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Mar 6, 2013
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Charlotte, NC
I pretty much leave mine at defaults. If I need an identifier to differentiate the machine, it will be the default name-location.
 
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wildmac

macrumors 65816
Jun 13, 2003
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You got there while I was typing.

In full knowledge that I am old and boring...I still don't get the whole naming-inanimate-objects thing.

It's more about renaming the "Macintosh HD" for variety and security reasons..
 
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ggoerl

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Dec 18, 2007
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The Desktop icon is more important.. sadly I won't be able to use this anymore... yeah, it's a G4, but it still sorta worked with the cMPs.. need a new one now.

how's this? haha
 

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iSee

macrumors 68040
Oct 25, 2004
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You got there while I was typing.

In full knowledge that I am old and boring...I still don't get the whole naming-inanimate-objects thing.

It's useful if you have multiple computers (or other devices or VMs, etc).
You can use the name when configuring a machine's identity on a network or include the name in the name of a backup file, etc.

So I do name my devices, but because I'm old and boring too I use names like "iSee's iMac"... I just try to use the most obvious and straightforward name possible... basically what I would call it even if I never gave it a name.

If I got a new Mac Pro I'd simply call it "iSee's Mac Pro".
 
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Nugget

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Nov 24, 2002
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Houston Texas USA
I'm keeping my oMP 8 core "mactopus" so I won't be re-using that name. I was thinking "nacelle" but I haven't decided for sure yet.
 
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