When a sysadmin
or other person builds a computer
, it is usually assigned a name
. This is the computer's identifier on a network
A computer with a name has a personality, so care must be taken at the name generation stage. Invariably, this naming process takes a long time and can lead to frustration.
Some people come up with names like "behemoth" or "grunter" or similar. Some organisations with many servers have a naming convention, which fit a theme (types of fish, a greek god, signs of the zodiac).
One particular naming method I am fond of is to put words together and use parts of the resulting combination. In fact, "method I am" produces "hodiam". This trick is often used in cryptic crosswords.