Monday, December 29, 2008
You all are so clever. I mentioned my new (but yet-to-be-delivered) green Dell and it's need for a name, and I'm amazed at all the comments.
First, I need to answer Dawn's question about our cars. We have three vehicles (not counting Hamburger's motorcycles) and only one has a name. Gunther. Surf vans aside, we generally don't name inanimate objects, but there's just something about a green laptop that cries out for a name.
Terri started it all off by mentioning Sweat Pea, which I thought was adorable. But I tend to think of computers as male (sorry, guys), so Sweat Pea is a little too precious for something that I will occasionally want to bop on the head. Or monitor.
A couple of you suggested Envy, which is way clever. But I'm not sure I can name my computer after a deadly sin.
Ti came up with Gherkin, which I agree is appropriate. But there's this building in London that is nicknamed the Gherkin:
And yes, it has other nicknames, too. But we won't go here.
So. No Gherkin. But it did make me think of another name. And girasoli evidently had the exact same idea! I think Dill the Dell has a certain ring to it. Plus, there's the whole To Kill a Mockingbird reference.
But then Lisa (who I suspect was kinda hungry, since most of her suggestions related to food) came up with Olive. And since I have a boy computer I turned it into Oliver. Which brings to mind Oliver Twist.
And now I can't decide. I was going to be fancy and make a poll for this post, but I can't get it to work. So I had to stick the poll in the sidebar. Do me a favor and go vote!
Edited to add: You may notice there are now two polls. That's because some people like Kermit. And I had to add two names to make it a poll, so if you can figure out why I chose Mike, I'll give you your pick of a book from the (almost empty) book closet.