How do you name your computers?

Robert Connolly robert at
Thu Oct 6 18:26:36 PDT 2005

I've been using SecondFloor and ThirdFloor for desktops that I bought new, and 
if I get another new computer.. FourthFloor, with the domain Utopia.hai. My 
firewall is named Insanity, my wireless router is named Dlink :\. After I 
decide on a hostname for a case I never change it even if I change the 
mainboard. Now that I'm using floors it's easy to know what future computers 
will be named, but if I get an old computer I'll probably name it something 


On October 6, 2005 09:10 pm, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, Mike Hernandez wrote:
> > Just wondering what people name their computers these days. I've been
> > working with Greek Goddess names, which seems to be pretty popular. I
> > have Mnemosyne - my home desktop/server, Dementia - my zaurus sl-c3000
> > pda, and Artemis - my 15" powerbook. I had a little firewall named
> > Echo, but she died and I'm looking to replace her soon.
>   At the moment, I name desktops after guitar amps - my main machines are
> bluesbreaker and ac30.  I rather fancy a G5, it sort of looks as if it
> would be appropriate for 'bassman'.  Spent a week or two using a
> resurrected Celeron 1GHz named pignose, but that was a dog ;)
>   Call me a literalist stick-in-the-mud, but my ibooks have been named
> after varieties of apples (current one is egremont).
>   No doubt I'll come up with a different plan in the future, I used to
> name them after characters in the 'If...' cartoon.
> Ken

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