I’m about to replace my 4-year-old desktop at work with a brand-spankin’-new laptop. I’ve talked with the IT rep about my requirements, I’ve convinced HR that I need the laptop for business reasons (as opposed to just getting another desktop), I’ve worked out how to pay for the extra RAM I’ll need, and the order has been placed. It could arrive any time between now and the end of next month. Me so happy.
But, I can’t figure out a network name for it!
Currently, I have both a desktop and a “loaner” laptop: the desktop’s name is Moya and the laptop is Talyn. These are names from the old sci-fi show Farscape, with Moya being the name of a momma spaceship and Talyn being the name of her son. I get a private little kick out of using these names, but 1) the idea won’t make any sense when I only have one computer and 2) I’ll need for all three machines to be connected to the network simultaneously at least once, while I’m setting up the new laptop, so I can’t use either of the existing names. And, frankly, I’m thinking it’s time for a change anyway.
At home, my desktop is called Smokey (after my dead cat). Naming that computer when I set up my wireless network pretty much exhausted my creative naming ability. The only idea I’ve been able to come up with is naming it after my nom de net (Misnomer), but … meh. I’m Misnomer, darnit! <grin>
So, any suggestions? I like the idea of naming it something clever, even if I’m the only one who thinks it’s clever. And it doesn’t have to be related to sci-fi at all.
(Hmm, do you think the Reader would mind if I name it Cecil? ;))
I kind of like that, but there’s already a “Sparky” on our network. Lots of good names are already taken.
Also, “sparky” tends to be my catch-all nickname for people who are being kinda dumb – especially when they’re being dumb and condescending about it (as in, “I know it’s a car, sparky, what I asked was its make”). I don’t want my laptop to be dumb or condescending.
That might work if I were a guy (or a lesbian)…
Oddly enough, for some reason “Trixie” made me think of “Toto” which made me think of the Wizard of Oz, which made me think of calling the laptop Scarecrow – in reference to both its “brains” and the great '80s show with Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson. Hmm, and my officemate’s last name is “King,” too. There’s no “Scarecrow” showing up on the network right now, so I might just have to check again tomorrow when everyone’s online…
I said clever.
That name calls to mind an activity I could lose my job for.
(It’s also a little too close to “Pol Pot” for my comfort. :eek: )
But computer names on the network appear in all caps, and COMPU-TOR isn’t nearly as amusing (to me, anyway).