In a comment to my post on the tragic loss of our computer, Julia, Sam asks, "Could you help me name my computer?"
Sam, you only think theology is a battleground fraught with peril and contradictory ideas in which lifelong ill-feelings arise over minor doctrinal points. Forget that. Arguing the nature of the Trinity is child's play compared to picking a name (or even more vast, a naming scheme) for your computer or computers.
We'll assume you don't want the utilitarian, corporate approach (and even that's a subject worth acrimony - do we put machine purpose or geographical location or both into the name, or go for totally random names to confuse hackers?). I think you probably want something a bit more personal. Software company computer naming schemes are a good place to start. Those that I have worked at have included (in no particular order):
- Characters from mythology
- Mountains of Colorado
- Comic/cartoon characters/superheroes
- Mountains of the world (lots of climbers are software engineers)
- Characters from mythology, again (or they're role playing gamers)
- Video games (or they're gamers in general)
- Place names in Colorado
- Children's names
- Animals and plants of Colorado (are you seeing a theme? :o)
- Books of the Bible
- Battles of (name some war)
- Pets you've had
- Animals in general
- Indian tribes
- State capitals
In the end, I would recommend that you pick something that makes you happy and interests you. Something that makes you smile whenever it invites you to login. Past that, I can give no help. I dare not.
Can anyone else? Reply in the comments.