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    Naming Your Stuff

    Do you do this? I know 4 people who do, including myself.

    I name my laptop, my phone, my car. Iím still trying to understand why but I guess ownership. I want to identify things I own and names just make it easier. Itís something I donít share with just anyone though.

    My friends think itís weird and I just laugh it out loud because I donít care if itís weird.

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    Yeah, I do - I called a Jeep I had "the donkey" and a Suzuki, "R2". I call my exercise equipment my hamster wheels. I like to give people in my life nicknames too. I think mostly because doing so tickles my fancy.

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    I tend to nickname people I guess but not things.

    A group of women used to hang outside one apartment complex I lived at and I named them roots, thighs, and Yentl

    I was in a car club and a lot of people would name their cars, but I've never done that, though I will detail and buff my cars to a mirror like shine and ask, "you like that, don't you?" but they don't really respond.

    I've always wanted to name a dog 'Colin', or maybe 'Brian'.

    Oh! my phone and my kindle! I named those, so yes.

    My phone is called "titty biscuits" because I'm amused like a child at the thought of car rental people seeing the last paired device names.
    And my Kindle is "Mark's kindle schmindle bo-bindle" which is funny as hell if you've ever had to speak to Amazon (as I once did) and they read it out to you.

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    Absolutely! Not everything, but a trusted companion deserves a name.
    Most of time, when people ask why something terrible happened, they don't realize they are looking for someone to blame.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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    Sometimes I call dudes the female version of themselves in association with the name of the female they remind me of, and I say it sometimes too. Thanks Sarah. Hey Jessica, nice cat.
    Memelogical qoutient

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Absolutely! Not everything, but a trusted companion deserves a name.
    Nigga you Jeph R. R. Phaestus.
    Memelogical qoutient

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limes View Post
    I was in a car club and a lot of people would name their cars, but I've never done that, though I will detail and buff my cars to a mirror like shine and ask, "you like that, don't you?" but they don't really respond.
    Don't they Limey? Don't they?

    Oh! my phone and my kindle! I named those, so yes.

    My phone is called "titty biscuits" because I'm amused like a child at the thought of car rental people seeing the last paired device names.
    And my Kindle is "Mark's kindle schmindle bo-bindle" which is funny as hell if you've ever had to speak to Amazon (as I once did) and they read it out to you.
    I read this out to my wife, and she rolled her eyes and groaned.

    But I retorted: "That's pretty rich coming from the woman who named the chromecast SexMachine"

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    @Limes, I hadn't thought of the customer service angle. I'll have to see if I can rename my kindle: "It burns when I read", and make up a reason to call.

    My computer equipment gets names that correlate to edged weaponry. Desktop is a claymore, my tablet is a dagger, and my laptop in college was a backsword because it was always in my backpack and it may not be obvious but I'm a little fond of puns.

    And that is why my Stylo 3 phone is dubbed "Styletto".
    Most of time, when people ask why something terrible happened, they don't realize they are looking for someone to blame.

    --Meditations on Uncertainty Vol ξ(x)

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    I don't name things but I have tried to talk to them through telekinesis. I don't think it's weird when people do it. Maybe some of the elements around me are a bit too temporary. Maybe I don't want non-named items to be jealous. "Like, why did you name the fridge and not me?" asks the TV. "Let's see if you you'll come crying to me by name if I quit working during the playoffs!"

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    Ha, not a lot of things, but I do seem to be in the habit of giving names to my internet forum avatars.

    (I rarely change one after I've initially signed up with it, so picking new ones has a certain air of ritual about it--giving names to the ones I've used before just seems appropriate under the circumstances.)


    This one's just called Screwhead, but the one I used on Central of the guy with the amputated upper jaw is named Smiley.


    I used Smiley on Facebook for a while, but I switched it after my mom complained about having to look at it when she wanted to communicate with me.
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    No history, no exposition, no anecdote or argument changes the invariant: we are all human beings, and some humans are idiots.

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