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Default Home Network Naming Conventions? - 01-12-2010, 12:10 PM

I'm just wondering if anyone else has a convention or structure when naming computers on their network. I'd be interested in what you guys have come up with.

All computers in my house used to be named after Futurama characters (this was ages ago when it was just nerdy cool, and in it's original run), only my two computers and Hermes III exist today.

Bender (I,II,III) - Server. Bender III didn't last too long and it's server duties were taken over by Hermes I. Server duties are now carried out by a rack mounted server.
Elzar (I,II) - my personal computer
Spice Weasel - my Dell Mini 9 (because it kicks my computing up a notch :P)
Hermes (I,II,III)
Zap (I,II) - name retired, next iteration turned into Calculon.
Zoidberg (I,II) - replaced with a mac and subsequently renamed.
Calculon - still exists but renamed.

My brother's network is called Cloudspace and all computers are named after the various types of clouds.

What is your naming convention and how did it come about?
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Default 01-12-2010, 06:10 PM

At one point, I was using names of spaceships from the StarTrek NextGen, DS9, and Voyager series'. It worked well seeing as some main PC (DS9), my laptops (Enterprise for the older one, and Enterprise D for the newer one), and IPAQ (Delta Flyer) all had different sizes and uses. I like the cloudspaces one though.
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Default 01-12-2010, 06:13 PM

Mine are animation characters in general.

Mini 10v = bender
Mini 9v = stewie
Wife's 11z = luann (from King of the Hill -- her idea lol)
HTPC = zoidberg
My gaming desktop = yakko
wife's desktop = dot
media server = farnsworth


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Default 01-13-2010, 01:20 AM

I honestly just name them all something that is an indicator of which machine it is. I am not creative enough to come up with unique names for all of them.

For example (iMac, MacbookMini, MacbookPro, FreeNAS, MediaPC, etc etc). This allows me to easily know which machine is which and not have to remember their "creative names".


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Default 01-13-2010, 01:49 AM

Same here, I have W7 (1010), W7desktop, and mini9.
At work our policy is to name them the service tag, we pretty much have all Dells, and my previous job I just named it whoever it was assigned to so I could tell instantly who has it and where it is, vs looking up a service tag.


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Default 01-13-2010, 12:47 PM

At work our server farm is named after snakes


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Wink 01-13-2010, 08:40 PM

All named after super computers in my house


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Default 01-14-2010, 12:55 AM

Oh, supercomputers that's cool. I can understand having computers literally named, my dell mini was just DellMini for a long time, before I came up with SpiceWeasel. I guess it makes things easier for network users to see what's what. But on a home network, it's not that imperative (well, not on mine anyway).

I think Star Trek names/ship names are a popular choice, they'd confuse the heck out of me though.

Interesting to see the varied comments.
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Default 01-17-2010, 06:05 PM

I name my computers and devices in general after TV characters but not from any particular show or set of shows.

My mini's name is Mackey (The Shield).
My notebook's name is Friday (Dragnet).
My printer is Veronica (Veronica Mars).
My desktop's name is Weevil (again Veronica Mars).
My TiVo's name is Abed (Community).

I've gone though a ton of other names. It's really whatever strikes me at the moment.
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Default 01-17-2010, 06:36 PM

Like someone above me, I just name my computers after what they really are. My MacBook is called the iMacBook (a pormanteau of iMac and MacBook, since I use this thing a lot as a desktop), my 1010 is the MacBook Mini (no explanation needed), and the Windows partitions and installs I have are basically like 7Book or Net7 (all of the Windows installs on my computer are of 7), so yeah.


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