What did you name your Bluetooth device?

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    You can rename devices in the Bluetooth panel of System Preferences by selecting "Rename" from the gear menu.

    I named my Magic Mouse Algernon, since the mouse sometimes seems clever and other times rather dumb. Previously, I had named it Squeaky, but that didn't seem to fit since it's always silent.

    What did you name your wireless mouse, Magic Trackpad, or other Bluetooth device?
     
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    I must be kind of boring: I follow the same thing I normally do for hostnames, which involves a convention I adapted from work. The first three letters are my initials (rather than the department), followed by a hyphen, then an abbreviated description of the device--e.g., XYZ-MAGICMOUSE. (I left out the subdepartment and building location that we'd otherwise use... :))

    This has the added advantage of easily separating my significant other's devices from mine.

    If I were more creative, I'd have a theme, like Greek gods for certain devices and Roman for others, or constellations, or something.
     
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    I know a company that named their servers after planets. When Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet that must have wreaked havoc with their network!

    My work computer has a boring hostname, with a pattern similar to what you describe, but even at work I get to name my peripherals. When I named my Time Capsule "TC" a network guy saw a strange name on the network and thought hackers had gotten in!

    I don't have a separate trackpad so I haven't had to think of a clever name for one yet.
     
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    I knew of one that took their names from Star Trek, one server was kirk, another spock, sulu etc.
     
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    So one of them must have been named "Computer"!
     
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    m5 ;)
     
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