How do you choose the name for your computers, as used in your home network?

I call it "Computer"
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Named after its purpose (e.g. SERVER, HTPC, GAMES)
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I left it as default
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Offline Chandler

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How do you name your computers?
« on: Jan 25, 2009, 01:24 PM »
I'm just curious as to how you name your computers.  I never paid much attention to this until I began to use networks, both at home and in my job, at which point I realised how important it is to give a computer a unique name.

In our company, each office decides how they want to name their computers.  I "inherited" our computers and the previous person had decided upon PLACEFUNCTIONNUMBER.  This makes sense, and it's logical, but we have 5 AutoCAD systems in one office, and at times it's difficult to remember which one is SHEFCAD01, SHEFCAD02 etc.  One of the other offices has named their computers after mythical creatures or gods.

In my home network, they're named after members of a team of dancers that I met whilst vacationing in Cuba.  With real names, I find it easier to remember which computer is which, because it kind of gives each computer a personality.  But because they're Cubano names (e.g. Dunia and Yarida as opposed to say Kate or Sarah), it's unlikely that if a friend or family member brings their computer and connects it to my network that there will be a clash of names.  The only issue is in pronunciation, so I probably wouldn't use foreign names in our company (for example Maylet is pronounced "my let" and not "may let").

So, how do you guys name your computers?

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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2009, 02:11 PM »
I only have my small home network to contend with so I just name my computers with the motherboard I used.
M2N, K7NTriton, etc.
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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2009, 03:01 PM »
This build I named Raptor 1 for the HD.

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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2009, 03:59 PM »
I patterned the name of my main computer and one of its hard drive partitions after our work model. My laptop is named after the make, "Toshiba". The secondary computer is named after the case "Foxxcon".

The reason I named the main computer after our work model is because of the database that I built for the office. Since it is installed on a network, the network directory has to function both at work and at my home.

Scuzzy; I tried "AceBozo" but it didn't work.
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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2009, 05:52 PM »
Mine are based at whatever i happen to think of at the time.
here are some names i might use or have used.

1. voltron
2. crazy cheese
3. Bingo
4. Wolfgang
5. Plinko
6. dancing critters

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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2009, 03:38 AM »
I name so that I can recognise what the device is - no special method or format though.

Work PC's on the corporate network are all numerically named but others are named after food, e.g. Sausages, Bacon, Toast.......

Buff; I think it's just to boost takings in the canteen....
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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2009, 12:00 PM »
I work one many diffrent networks which I always set up. So I start with the main Server.

Dragon (Main Servers)

Then the workstations are as such, if they are in the same rooms the rooms are colored.



And so on.

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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2009, 11:37 AM »
My PCs get named a name that describes their purpose like photoPC, mainPC, ipcop, ect...
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Re: How do you name your computers?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2009, 06:33 PM »
I'm not sure I understand.. my computer already had a name.  I just asked him what his name was, and he said
So, I named him what he was already named... 

Ace; I don't know why he calls me "Dave" though...
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