I need to come up with a name for a computer. I’ve never been a fan of names like “BobsXP” or “DownstairsComputer”. Descriptive names are overrated.
In the past I’ve used a wide variety of names for different computers I’ve setup and/or used. Kelly has even taken up this practice. Her desktop computer is named LOUISVUITTON and her work computer is GUCCI. Personally, I like the names to be less meaningful that even that, though. Here are some examples of names I’ve used:
- DEERPOOP (The network admin made me change it. He wouldn’t allow BUNNYPOOP or MONGOOSEPOOP either…)
- BRATS (as in Bratwurst, not naughty children)
- BANDITO (my iPod)
We’ve even taken it as far as naming our cars. Kelly’s Saab is “The Snaab” and my truck is “The Black Pearl” (if you’ve seen it you know…).
At my last job, my computer was named RTL-2849-007199. I think. I don’t remember exactly, but I know it was something very similar to that. Maybe it’s not in other languages, but in US English “RTL-2849-007122” is a stupid name.
Anyway, here’s your chance, but I need you to act quickly. Send me your ideas soon, today if possible.