I purchased a MacBook Pro over the weekend (yay!) and I've been trying to decide on a name for it. Since I know I'm not alone in this, what have some of you named your computers or other possessions? :)
I got on a bit of a Discworld kick when naming my electronics. :P My laptop is HEX: brilliant, but prone to error messages. And my printer is Bloody Stupid Johnson:...well, it's pretty bloody stupid, haha.
It took me seven months, but I finally decided to name my new laptop Sherlock, because it helps me solve all my problems (...*cricket chirp*...). My laptop was... Scott? I think. And the one before that was Nick.
I had a MacBook Pro a few years ago named Steve, and due to a number of reasons, I needed to replaced him. For a while I called my current laptop Steve II, but that doesn't feel right because Steve couldn't be replaced because it was that level of owning computer where the quirks and frustration makes it a love-hate thing. Steve II is still my current MacBook Pro's name, I just don't use it often. I sound like such a loser. >./body>
I have named each of the computers that have gone through my household/apartment. Gizmo is the current one, but sitting next to it is River (named after River Tam). Two interesting names were Lappy and Toppy (twin laptops which my brother christened once he realized that names can just be assigned like that). Then, most recently, I used a machine for work that I called Sonia. There are others, but their names get less interesting over time, so I'll spare you.