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I always name my stuff.  My material possessions.  (I am a material girl!)  I give them names instead of nouns, a personal nick that sort of becomes their personality after a while.  Or, as is the case with my iPhone 3G, the name actually comes along a little after the personality has settled itself.  But most of my stuff gets dubbed fairly quickly in life, and however weird the names are, that’s how I know and call them.

So, how about compiling a list?

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The Car:  I have a nice little Nissan Micra, bright blue and cheerful.  It was quickly dubbed The Blueberry (Blåbæret), and that is how I distinguish it from the rest of the family.

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The Phone:  By now, my iPhone 3G is quite old and outdated.  It will probably get replaced in a few months from now.  The name came gradually, because I always suspected there to be a horcrux inside it somewhere, the way it was behaving.  So I called it The Horcrux, but it was never really baptized as such.  Well, until early 2012, that is.  A friend of mine dubbed it The Dictator, because it kept booting me out of Skype whenever he tried calling me, and we are both convinced that my phone has a personal vendetta against him.  Thus my phone got its full name:  Dictator Horcrux.

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The Scooter:  My beautiful PGO scooter has a very distinct look.  The way the black mirrors and front glass stick up from the dark red area, it looks distinctly like the head of a wasp/hornet.  Which is why I call it The Wasp.  (It’s ‘Vepsen’ in Norwegian, which is a pun on my dad’s Vespa.)  And it buzzes!

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The computers:

The latest one in my collection was dubbed only the day after I got it up and running.  Topthorn is the name.  Actually, it’s really TopTopThorn, because for some reason I just did it like that and kept it thus.  If you’ve ever seen Warhorse, that’s where it came from.  I think I was listening to a certain track by John Williams when I named it.  I was also in the middle of talking about laptops VS desktops and other kinds of tops.

The second youngest laptop (the one I used the most before the youngest arrived) is simply called AL.  It’s the only one I didn’t name myself.

My older ASUS, the one with a broken lid and pretty much everything else in ruins  (I`m unable to get rid of the old ones for as long as they work even a little, and even then I keep holding on for years after), is named MokoMoko.  I have a sneaking suspicion I was in the middle of my very long-lasting manga obsession when I bought and named it, particularly InuYasha.  Other fans might get the reference, it’s random as heck.

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My Seagate external hard drive is named CLU.

Guess why.

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I do actually have a couple more machines, but they have not yet received their proper names.  There’s also the issue of me naming some of my non-machine possessions. I guess I`ll deal with them in a later post.

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