December 23, 2003

Naming conventions

In geekdom, we name things. Macintosh users have longed changed the names of their hard drives from the default "Macintosh HD" to names that have more personal meaning, or that may showcase that user's personality. Sysadmins name servers, sometimes out of that machine's function, sometimes just to be funny. On the old SIG-L email list I used to frequent, there was a thread on several owners naming their pistols, and sharing said names with the list. I was recently reminded of this while fulfilling some managing editor duties. I would say a good percentage of the SIG owners who named their firearms used German or Scandinavian names, especially from mythology. Mjolnir, the name of Thor's hammer, was rather popular. Being a Lord of the Rings fan from the time I was in middle school, I went another route. My SIG P220 .45 is Glamdring, after Gandalf's sword, and the P229 .40 is Anduril, after Aragon's reforged blade. If you're a total nerd like me, share your names in the comments. Posted by retrophisch at December 23, 2003 01:38 PM
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