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Poll: Have you named your computer(s)? Please share
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Dull names ... Apr 5, 2011

Our computer all have very dull, functional names. My husband works as a network administrator and started out by giving all his customers' computers interesting names. For example, one had countries in Europe and another had makes of car. When the networks got bigger he started to struggle on the names to reverted to ordinary but intuitive names.

 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
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Boring Apr 5, 2011

But practical, as Mary suggests. We have main office, side office, staff laptop and Noni's laptop. That way everyone knows where they are (looking around you helps!) and where they are directing things to.

 

Arianne Farah  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to French
Yes :-) Apr 5, 2011

Back in University, my desktop was "Planet Bob" (from Titan A.E. - "What are you going to name [the new planet]" / "Bob." / "Bob?" / "Yeah, I always wanted to name a planet Bob")

I had a computer the size of my palm called "Thumbelina" for obvious reasons.

My (now defunct) 10" notebook was named "Small Fry".

My 15" laptop was recently renamed from "Hot Stuff" to "Delilah" after it betrayed me and crashed catastrophically and I had to do a full system restore.

My current desktop is "Big Kahuna" - it has over a TB of hard drives, 6 Gig of RAM and a 32inch screenicon_wink.gif

I like naming my machines - it's better than "Ari's desktop" or "Work laptop"...icon_wink.gif Plus it makes me smile every time I open up my homegroup and Big Kahuna and Delilah swap their stufficon_smile.gif


 

Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
Germany
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Yes for my home network Apr 5, 2011

With my home network populated by 5 computers of the family members, we need clear names to identify who is who.

My last computer was called FERRO (I was translating a book on ferrous materials at the time), the new one is ALUMINO (it has an aluminium casing), and my baby 10" is LITHIO (the smallest metal atom). No need to say that I am a chemist!


 

David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
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Named my computer? Apr 5, 2011

It was hard enough finding names for the kids, the dog and the bloody cats! We still have hens running around without any form of identification other than "the fat black one".
Mind you the computer does occasionally get adressed in the vocative, but not in terms I could print here!


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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No Apr 5, 2011

Have probably cursed and shouted at it though... I do it with everything/body else...

 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
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Yes Apr 5, 2011

My favourite geek started naming not only the computers but each partition of the HDDs when he was a student. In those Simpson craze days, I managed to sort the characters out. The network became bigger when whatever Starwars (or was it Startrek) picture was released and he went for that... I still have trouble sorting out some names, so the computers each have a label and I know which partition I am allowed to use and what for.

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[Modifié le 2011-04-05 16:12 GMT]


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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English to German
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The entire crew Apr 5, 2011

Since you have to name the machines in a network anyway, you might as well have some fun: Mr. Big, Mr. Knister, Kolosso, Ophelia, Mr. Eppenheimer, Anton a.k.a. "The Tony", Ms. Eppy, Huey and Atom. Before you call me totally silly - some of the names above came with the machines that I purchased from 1.) my Macintosh technician, and 2.) our network technician. icon_smile.gif

 

Augusta Habas
France
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Italian to French
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No, I don't have any affective relationship with my comp! Apr 5, 2011

Being with "him" all day long is rather a pain, I prefer naming camping-cars.

 

Sara Negro
Italy
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English to Italian
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Personally... Apr 5, 2011

Though I'm Italian, I've named my PCs and laptops and hard disks and USB pen drives and NAS with the English names of Warner Brothers' Looney Toons!icon_eek.gifDD
Just to make some fun out of my work...

Ciao!


 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:01
Italian to English
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No, but... Apr 5, 2011

... my sister calls hers Dell Boy.
Sorry, only Brits will appreciate that one......icon_smile.gif


 

Michal Glowacki  Identity Verified
Poland
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Member (2010)
English to Polish
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I said no, but I lied :/ Apr 5, 2011

I said no, but then it came to me that it's not true. Actually, my devices have functional names: MichLap (my laptop), MichBerry (my BB phone), MichPod (my iPod). Not very original, but personal(ish).icon_wink.gif

 

Amandine Added  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2010)
English to French
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Yes... Apr 5, 2011

But i do not think that much of it as it's the first thing your computer ask from you: giving it a name.
I must also admit, that I am very bad and have the greatest pain to remember names, password, ID and so on required nowadays on a laptop..... so I kept it simple, clear and impossible to forget !


 

Ines Goncalves  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 05:01
English to Portuguese
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Yes Apr 5, 2011

I've had three computers so far and they all had the same name: PORSHE! I am crazy for the PORSHE 911 from 1969 and when I got my first computer and someone told me I had to name it, this was the first thing that came to my mind and I have been doing it since then, so my PORSHE (PC) has always been with me. A little crazy? Probably, but aren't we all...? Ah ah

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