I don't replace my devices that often, though, and as I consider purchasing a new laptop for myself I found myself wondering what name I would give it.
Past names I've given computers and other devices:
- My first computer, a homebrew PC: "Lucy", after Lucille Ball, because it was whiny and temperamental
- An HP machine that was salvaged by my cousin for me: "Navi", after the computers from Serial Experiments Lain
- Another homebrew PC in a silver case: "Platina", after the character from Valkyrie Profile
- My red Acer netbook: "Boomer", after Captain Boomerang Jr. from the Flash comics (The issue where he died was published the same day I got this machine)
- My current Sony VAIO: "Nightwing", after the Batman character, 'cause it's blue
Do you still name any of your devices—laptops, desktops, maybe even printers and routers? Do you have a system for those names, even? Or do you prefer to keep your relationship cold, professional, and anonymous?