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April 18th, 2009, 07:28 AM
I'm a total computer geek and I know a lot of you are too :D and I'm sure some of you have names for your comuter(s). My SR1000 is Iris and my ProLiant is Emery. What's yours?

EDIT: Yes, I know that this thread has probably been done before; however, as I usually do before creating a thread, I searched for it and could not find it.

April 18th, 2009, 07:31 AM
I call my laptop the blackslab ^,^

April 18th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Gaming Rig: NM156
Laptop: unleashed

April 18th, 2009, 08:45 AM

I'm totally imaginative here :P

April 18th, 2009, 09:21 AM
my PC used to be R2D2, but now it's TARDIS.

April 18th, 2009, 09:28 AM
For a while I based my computer names around "aspie" e.g. old-aspie, a100-aspie and similar.

April 18th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Laptop: Lappie-II
My Desktop: Unicorn

April 18th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Cthulhu, as he is the master of R'lyeh and I'm the master of the network.

April 18th, 2009, 10:48 AM
For a while I based my computer names around "aspie" e.g. old-aspie, a100-aspie and similar.

Why, do your computers have Asperger's?

I used to name my hard disks after my pets, but since moving to Linux I haven't given my hard disks any names. My computer's are named:

linux-mint (that's my father's).

It's a surprisingly effective naming scheme.

April 18th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Desktop: Artillery
Laptop: Shrapnel

If I ever get a server, it'll become Arsenal. :D

April 18th, 2009, 11:26 AM


April 18th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Desktop: JosePC
Laptop: PORTATIL (which means LAPTOP)

April 18th, 2009, 11:28 AM
mjolnir, delphi, pan and george.

April 18th, 2009, 11:57 AM
laptop: mehall-laptop

desktop #1: ics (stands for Internet Connection Sharer)

desktop #2: free-time (It was free, it was made by Time Computers, and I mess about wiht it in my spare-time. Name was apt. It's also been known as TARDIS, since it's a Time machine)

April 18th, 2009, 12:03 PM

like the phantom super hero :D

April 18th, 2009, 12:24 PM
There must be loads of threads in the forums about what people call their computers.

Mine computer's called Wayne by the way - for no apparent reason!

April 18th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Laptop: troposphere
Server: solstorm ( = sun storm ) - it is a Sun ultra 10

April 18th, 2009, 12:33 PM
Desktop = Gotham
Laptop = Arkham

April 18th, 2009, 01:02 PM
My laptop is named 'phanta'.

April 18th, 2009, 01:03 PM
every single computer i set up is always named C.N.B, being a not-at-all funny wordplay in greek that i once thought

April 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM
desktop-> darksky-nix
laptop-> bludream-nix

April 18th, 2009, 01:06 PM
"river of bitterness"

April 18th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Mine doesn't have a name, but I occasionally speak to it directly and call it things like "babe" and "baby".

April 18th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I know there's another thread about this somewhere, I just haven't found it :p

Server: tatooine (it's a VPS, hence - a remote system ;))
Desktop: kashyyyk
Laptop: naboo

April 18th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Currently I have two home-builds running: Screaming Pig & Obelisk II.

Giant Speck
April 18th, 2009, 01:39 PM
My computer is an inanimate object, and therefore does not have a name.

April 18th, 2009, 01:40 PM
I change the source for my names from time to time.

nexus - firewall
christine - server - Phantom of the Opera
rachael - currently MythTV box - Blade Runner

Last time I renamed all the rest I was watching a bunch of "witch" shows - Witch Hunter Robin, Harry Potter, Charmed, etc...

robin - main system
piper - laptop
tonks - the always-messed-up testbed machine
kiki - another laptop

The most recent additions:

daria - fanless PC on my off-grid power system
eee - Eee PC and I wasn't feeling particularly creative at the time... ;)

April 18th, 2009, 02:44 PM
I usually just call it something boring like xfce-ubuntu-box (current), though on my next install, I'm considering Secundo (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Beyond_Good_and_Evil_-_Jade_and_Secundo.jpg).

I really like that game.

April 18th, 2009, 03:32 PM
My XP desktop is called StalkerII, as I call it the Phantom Stalker II. It replaced the Phantom Stalker which was destroyed in a house fire.

My Hardy firewall box (an old Dell Pentium III Optiplex) is called Zuul, after the Gatekeeper in Ghostbusters.

My laptop is called Athena, named after one of my cats.

My MythTV box is named, appropriately, mythtv.

My Intrepid file server is named Quattro, because it has a quad core CPU. And I drive an Audi. ;)

My VMs have less original names, like XP-VM. The VM running Jaunty is called jaunty-beta.

April 18th, 2009, 03:38 PM

Specs in French, but I think you get the idea. ;) The white MacBook I'm getting soon will be called Yukiko (雪子) meaning "snow child".

I think I'll rename two of them to Wakaba and Aoba sometime, prolly when I'll move up to Paris in a few months.

April 18th, 2009, 03:49 PM
My Thinkpad T61 is called 'monolith' because, well, it looks just like the monolith in 2001.

My netbook is called 'lil' because it's lil.

Everything else is somewhat arbitrarily named.

April 18th, 2009, 03:55 PM
I just call my computer ubuntu. Never really thought of naming it.....

April 18th, 2009, 04:19 PM
I've come up with naming schemes for all my computers.

The three Linux boxen running now are Rockhopper (a home-built, kick-awesome desktop tower), Adelie (my old Web server of unknown origin), and Macaroni (an old Dell Inspiron laptop). All the Linux boxen are named after species of penguin. I'm getting a new home server, too, and it will be named Emperor.

My Mac computers are mostly named after Homestar Runner references. The first, an iMac G5, is named Monosodium Dreams, after The Cheat's computer. The second, a Power Mac G4, is named Laser Lemon, because it had no hard drive when we got it. The third, Lappy G386, and fourth, Happy 8600, are named after Strong Bad and Homestar's laptops, respectively. Since I wasn't around when the fifth, a MacBook Pro, was set up, it's just called "macbook".

The Windows computers all have unimaginative names, like marty-d810 or cel-d-2800 ("Celdy" for short). If I get any more, I'm naming them after video game villains (e.g. Bowser, Ganondorf...)

I'm starting to experiment with virtual machines, so I'll name those after programs in Tron (e.g. Tron, Clu, Flynn, Sark...)

April 19th, 2009, 03:43 AM
/home/daffy $ hostname -f


April 19th, 2009, 06:09 AM
I name every piece of electronics I own practically:

Laptop- Fallon
GPS- Ralph Waldo Emerson (Ralphie for short)
250 GB external HDD- Enzo
2 GB SD- Samuel
64 MB SD- Little Boy (of WWII fame)
Lexmark printer- Speedy Claxton
iPod Touch- Frodo
512 MB jumpdrive- Captain Falcon

I know there's more I just can't think of them right now...:-k

April 19th, 2009, 07:13 AM
My desktop has a rather colourful name.

April 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM

April 19th, 2009, 09:42 AM

not too original :P

April 19th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Both my computers are named "Gjoellee"

April 19th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Why, do your computers have Asperger's
Probably. Or they will if I manage to make a chatbot along those lines. Don't hold your breath waiting though.