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Network Naming Schemes

With my post about my home network, and the Greek play that I conduct with the computers, a lot of comments came in about what others use to name the host devices on their network. I'd like to share those, as not everyone reads blog comments. Here they are:

  • D&D 3.5 classes
  • Dragons
  • Astronomy phenomena
  • Important computer people
  • Homestar Runner characters and objects
  • Star names (big balls of gas, not celebrities)
  • Greek and Roman gods
  • Middle Earth names
  • Alien names
  • Cat, human and character names
  • Simpsons characters
  • American presidents
  • Shakespearean characters
  • Roman Catholic Popes
  • States of the United States of America
  • Countries
  • Biblical characters
  • Important figures of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Proper names of Melanie Rawn's book series Dragon Token
  • Veggie Tales characters
  • Star Trek females
  • Star Trek starships
  • Names from the TV show Scrubs
  • Unique pies
  • Character names from the Belgariad and he Mallorean books
  • Muppet names
  • Chef names
  • Spices
  • Latin words for the 7 deadly sins
  • Character names from StarGate
  • Based on the Bulbous Bouffant skit from the Vestibules
  • United States cities, where the 2nd letter is an 'e'

Good stuff. Hopefully, this will give you some good ideas for naming the computers on your network.

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