Silly to be sure.
No name for either of my old PIIIs, but if I called them something it would likely be something like:
EOL - for two reasons:
end of line (another TRON thing
) And also because one day I really need to upgrade and it won't be another PIII for obvious reasons!
Encyclopedia of LIFE (EOL):
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a collaborative global project designed to catalog the complete proteome of every living species in a flexible reference system. It is an open collaboration led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, ...
Because it's a great concept and put out by a Supercomputer center ... always wanted one of those.
Or maybe Thing in honor of original Addams Family, or Dome of Silence or Chief, or 86 and 99 in honor of Get Smart.
Sheesh, I could find a bazillion names from old movies I love too! Maybe Robbie from Forbidden Planet, or Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still (my all time favorite B/W scifi movies).
But I don't name computers, but like others here, I have a few choice names I call them on occasion.
I haven't named my car either. But my hubby named is van Bessie and he names his computers; one of his old computers that is too old to trot around on the Internet has always been named HAL (another old scifi movie name).