When a sysadmin or other person builds a computer or server, 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.