My eMac is called Doorstop. I considered Boat Anchor, but decided to keep to the one-word name paradigm.
My WinXP Laptop is called Carpathia, after a band I played bass in at WSU which was named after the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors (don't ask, I wasn't an original member). I figured mobile... ship. Also, that was the name of an old Linux machine I used to have at a previous job, which is where my username comes from Car - Nix.
My Fedora system is called Ishmael because it's a crappy old system that is clinging to life but is probably about to die anyway (the moby dick reference). Actually, it's named that because I'm a Melville fan, but also because I find the biblical significance of that name interesting.
My Win2000 system is called Xin, which is, oh-so-inventively, the last four digits of Carnix backwards.
Once I get around to setting up a real network at home (I can't afford the equipment just now, what with the new baby and all), I'm going to use Xin as the domain name and change the win2k system to something else. Haven't decided yet what, maybe Carter.
I've thought about changing my whole scheme to US Presidents which would be something like this:
- Clinton - My laptop. Sleek, fast, powerful, and mobile. Lots of RAM and a bunch of ports and it likes using all of them.
- W - My eMac, hunk of burning crap, I'd like to smash it but it seems to be serving some diabolical purpose.
- Carter - My Win2k, maybe not be the greatest system now, but later, when it's not used as the main computer for the family, everyone will realize what a great system it really is. Maybe it will get a Nobel prize too!
- FDR - My Fedora, old, sick, it has a good heart and it makes good things happen.