@CSC4: Obviously a FiM theme, but I've seen antagonist-themed wallpapers and background characters in your screenshots. Town names like Baltimare are another possibility, as are MacGuffins, gluefics...
I try to make my names sound a bit complicated, intimidating, & generally ambiguous, for security reasons. In the event someone tries to hack into any of the computers in my house, names like Mori-System, U-1028, MG5420, & Toshiba (my mom named our shared laptop) would probably throw off some neighborhood hacker with nothing better to do than break into people's machines
No concious system. I might use a device serial number or make one up.
Fighting back a tendency to name every single one of my systems (and all of the VMs on them) SkyNet, I have started using a boring naming convention that I "borrowed" from a former employer... a three character location code followed by the last six digits of the MAC address.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
I did not relaly have a naming scheme for years, but for desktops I settled for characters or creatures from the ancient Japanese mythology quite some time ago. Everything network related - network equipment, storage, servers - is more practically named.
At work, we have a system and we follow it for the servers.
for the workstations, it's a little different... mine is named after me (it's on Jessie), and the laptop is similar (it runs openSUSE 13.1 RC2 right now).
At home, I use Biblical names. Currently...
- ebenezer is the Arch laptop... might get reinstalled. If I feel like it...
- melchizedek is the openSUSE MacBookPro 1,1 that has no battery and is the current desktop.
- onesimus is the netbook (Debian stable with backports). Currently sitting in a desk drawer.
- nicodemus is the retired Dell desktop. Currently in a box with my other computer parts.
The printer is named brother, the NAS is called blackbox, and the router is buffalo. pretty self-explanatory there.
I can't remember what my wife's MacBook Pro is called.
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Debian: II Arch: II openSUSE: I
No real naming convention here.
My desktop is flickerluke260
My laptop is flickerluke7
My server is tony-server
My raspberry pi ssh gateway is simply gateway
And my phone is Dr_Theopolis (A little too geeky that one)
Went through a phase where it was all Civil War battles and Confederate generals. So it was stonewall, longstreet, etc @shiloh, @antietam, @manassas. Shakespeare creeps in a lot. I think half of my usb flash drives are named mercutio.
Currently the laptop is all taken from the life and works of William S Burroughs so its lee@interzone with devices and drives named things like benway, junky, queer.
I don't have a real system...I usually name my devices based on their distinctive features. My macbook for example is called Macbeth (I also have the habit of naming my orchids after Shakespeare characters...). The little fellow who runs #! now is Sharky since Samsung described the design of the NF210 as 'inspired by a shark'.
i usually name my system after ummmh female genitals in different languages ( i hope this does not infringe any of the forum rules nor do i meant it to be a blatant attack against women rights )
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Actually, I'm not going to judge you. Or sit next to you on a bus
My old laptop (that I use as a desktop at home) is bigdog (#! Waldorf).
The awesomely powerful work laptop is powerhound(Linux Mint XFCE).
A 'spare' work server is named swanson (#! Statler).
My mini laptop (on loan at the mo) is gravybox(#!W).
My old desktop PC is workhorse which I use as a backup server(Debian).
And my raspberry pi is err... pi(Raspbmc).
I also have a rooted Nook Simple Touch running Android. I really don't like Android and consequently it doesn't deserve a name.
EDIT: So I don't think there's a system as such...
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Debian Wheezy on VeryPC Low Energy Desktop | Elementary on Lenovo Thinkpad SL510 | #! on Lenovo Ideapad S205 | Raspbmc on Pi | Linux Mint 17 XFCE on Lenovo W530.