I am sure that OzBargainers would have some clever naming schemes, so let's hear them.
Your own name? :)
I name mine with my own name
boring I know
I also have a potato computer with an ancient core 2 duo / 9600GT that I call the Potato-Masher PC
Nothing wrong with a Core2Duo. Well, not that much anyhow :p
If you dont play games its fine, people upgrade when there's no real need to
Can I rename it Your-Laptop so i can take it home?
i named my computer, Computer
Jeff spelt backwards is ffeJ
Computers are just Name-Desktop, Name-Tablet, etc.
Servers… I went with Greek deities (mostly titans) from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_fig... — Gaia, Rhea, Phoebe, Leto, etc.
Glad that I'm not the only one with a naming problem.
Mum won't let me keep the name :|
So I read that as edge - weed - edge for life. Confused! Please explain.
I have been naming my computers with ship names from the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, here are some of the names that were used:
Desktops - Aircraft Carriers (Invincible, Ark Royal, Queen Elizabeth)
HTPCs/NUCs - Submarines (Vengeance, Vanguard, Victorious)
Desktop replacement laptops - Amphibious ships (Ocean, Albion)
Laptops - Destroyers (Sheffield, Exeter, Manchester)
Netbooks - Frigates (Norfolk, Westminster, Northumberland)
Tablets - Offshore patrol vessels (Tyne, Severn, Mersey)
Smartphones - Patrol vessels (Archer, Raider, Sabre)
NAS - Replenishment oilers (Fort Victoria)
Mining rigs - Mine countermeasures (Penzance, Pembroke, Blyth)
That's awesome! I might have to steal that scheme!
Next one - Boaty McBoatFace?
Not really, that's a NERC research ship, not RN or RFA.
It would be a good name though if I decide to add a dedicated FAH rig in the future.
When I was studying, the teachers used names of space craft from movies.
Have you named anything "Cockchafer" yet?
Would that be a tablet?
Nah, no gunboats on the list…
You can't be serious?
I'm not Sirius. He's Sirius.
Named them after characters in one of my favourite manga (Yotsuba&!)
great names, great manga!! :^D my laptop is Professor, after Professor Layton, my favourite puzzle-solving English gentleman.
I tend to change them every so often. Currently the server is Gerald, PC is Dorothy and the laptop is Eugene.
Monolith (from 2001: A Space Odyssey).
Which is purely ironic, because it's basically a toaster. But then when I finally build a beefy computer I can then call it 'Breville Sandwich Press'.
If I ever repurpose my Raspberry Pi into a home automation computer, I might call it HAL2000. Then I can use Amazon Alexa and tell it to open my pod bay doors…
C'mon…not even Alexa wants to open your pod bay doors @scrimshaw
Make (laptop) or generation name (desktop). CPU model number.
- PH2550 - AMD Phenom II 550BE based desktop
- ACER4720 - i7-4720MQ based laptop from Acer
pretty much this… the CPU is the big signifying thing for me for desktops, the model of the laptop, you can see this on your dhcp table: (copy pasta)
PJCPJC. I think it wanted more than 3 letters.
This could be a cunning social engineering attack. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security)
I've been naming after astronomical bodies for years. It obviously has plenty of candidates, and I tend to name the devices after their relative size.
E.g, a desktop is called Sirius, a laptop was Neptune, an external HDD was Phobos and another is Luna and the little 128Gb sandisk memory chip that I keep losing but turns up again later in a pocket is called Halley.
My favourite at a place I worked was a pair of massive SUN servers in their squat custom racks that acted as proxies for a private network. They were called Gatekeeper1 and Gatekeeper2. The names sounded suitably stoic and slightly ominous without devolving into some dungeons and dragons fantasy.
I used to have a Proxima Centauri :) and I agree with the social engineering perspective, same thing popped into my mind when I read this too, especially with a current problem I'm dealing with two of my servers duh ;)
Personal computers: JJB-Laptop/pc/tablet… etc
Work computer : her name is Samantha.
PC and laptop hostnames are usually boring and generic, but I name the boot drives or virtual machines after rivers, and any storage drives after national parks.
As an added level of detail, the river/park names line up with parts of the world, so that I can tell if it is a Mac, Windows or Linux system.
Graham the Unwielding
Everything is admin or user
im very fun
When my build was frequently crashing, I called my PC Sean Bean
Now that it is reasonably stable, its called Serenity
I just hope it gets renewed
None of my computers are named actually named this.
Main PC: i7-3930K
Yes I work in IT, but it's fun watching others search logs for errors when troubleshooting.
You should go one step further and name your kids NULL or VOID.
Then laugh evilly when something like this happens
Or go 10 steps further and name your kids Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;—
XKCD did it a while ago
Then you can truly laugh evilly
Mine are named after LOTR locations. Not a lot of thought went to the names, tbh
I would occasionally name my computers after Middle Earth kingdoms, e.g. Gondor. More often I would name hard disks after cities, e.g. Erebor and Dale in one computer.
What I still do is name my iPhones after swords: I upgraded from Glamdring a few months ago, I now wield Anglachel.
Andromeda, they're all named after stars.
My drives are named after mythical gods.
Jarvis - just a rather very intelligent system.
Hopefully one day it turns to vision.
This is Ozbargain not Tom's hardware. Only names should be "PC Bargain #___"
I have two Mac Minis named "Mac Daddy" and "Daddy Mac"
Main - ItsInTheCompute(r)
Laptop - Claptrap (Clunky, old and makes noises at me sometimes)
[email protected]:~$ users
[email protected]:~$ hostname
My laptop is a MSI Dominator so I call him Dom.
Can't mess with the classics.
I pick a theme, my last theme was different types of colours, mostly blue, so I get :
Main desktop - Galactus
250gb SSD for OS - Quicksilver
1TB HDD - Goliath
250gb SSD for other files - Dwarfstar
Laptop is just called laptop though
Mine is named after startrek.
My router is deepspace
My NASes are defiant, voyayger
My desktop is Enterprise
Boring also i know…but have been this way since the last 20 years.
Where is the Borg vessel which will assimilate all of your Star fleet ships?! ;)
My first named computer was Bean (a nickname for one of my kids)
My kids named another one of my computers Rosie (the girls had a toy baby named Rosie)
I named another one CM for cooler master the brand of the case, which later became Crystal Maiden (Dota 2)
my 4 year old named our devices!
laptop is white - he named it snowy
ipad has a pink case - he named it pinky
Dear Systema, What Do You Name Your Computer?
I think i should name
my next pc candypc
When are you going to name one Candyshop?
So you can go "I'll take you to the Candy Shop"
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I name my devices after qualities I wish to possess and/or remind myself of.
Mobile Phone 1: Integrity
Older Phone: Humility
P.S. Vehicles are named after Space Shuttles/Mars Rovers.
I name them after bright stars
I have my own domain controller at home and each machine is connected to that
I run the following devices
1x e560 lenovo laptop win 10 pro / 16gb ddr3 ram / 500gb SSD
1x 2012 r2 server xeon dual core - domain / exchange server / wsus server, VMWare 64gb ram
1x i5 5th gen gaming PC 32gb ddr4 / gtx 970 / <— rarely used these days
Steamlink / Controller
1x i3 desktop dell runs my security cams x 2 via a POE switch / 4gb ram / 500gb wd purple drive / blue iris
1x q6600 running my 3cx phone system / cisco voip phones
1x Nuc running random VM's for testing / HTTP server / Web site
TP Link D9 running ADSL2 Link / Wifi
Vividwireless LTE / Backup Link
TP Link 8 Port POE switch
Netgear 24 port gigabit managed switch / ports 1-16 data / 17-24 run my phone system
most of my computers are just named accordingly with the local domain name kedron.local
Bit of a nerd :)
My desktops are named after malevolent AIs:
Gaming rig - GLaDOS from the game Portal
Server - HAL
Laptops are named after Zim's schoolmates from the old Nickelodeon TV show Invader Zim:
Laptop 1 - Keef
Laptop 2 - Iggins
Laptop 3 - Gretchen
I also name my hard drives after animals from anime:
HDD 1 - Inko the bird from Toradora
HDD 2 - Tadakichi the dog from Azumanga Daioh
HDD 3 - Sakamoto the cat from Nichijou
Big Balls Mahogany.
skyloft, lanayru, eldin
E5 2689v4 QS
Greek mythological figures:
Nigel at home. At work, named after Aussie cricket greats.
My laptop is named Adam-DESKTOP for some reason
Rah, portaRah, RahPi2, rahBuntu : Desktop, Netbook, raspberry pi model 2, Linux server
Name mine after Australian birds.
Desktop - Rosella
Server - Galah
Workstations = (Prefix)-W(ID)
Laptops/Portable = (Prefix)-L(ID)
Servers/NAS = srv(ID)
Other = don't care, just make it somewhat descriptive (eg. Judy-HPLapt)
Laptop = Centurion Mk1 (British MBT)
well duh, hal9000
I named it after the CPU in the PC.
For example, my desktop was named i3-3200, now it's i7-2600.