Friday, June 29, 2007

Name this product!

So, I bought one of these the other day. The iPod, not the hand. It was a completely unnecessary purchase, and, frankly, I'm surprised that I didn't have a heart attack at spending so much money. I must have really wanted it, 'cause I was very easily talked into it. And it's hard to talk me into spending money on anything over five dollars.

Anyway, the rule around our house seems to be that if something costs more than $100, it gets a people name. There are a few exceptions, as the television and a few other products are still referred to by their product names. But we've had cars named Ellie, Chuck, Lucy, and Sylvie. My scooter was named B.B. (short for Bella Bleu). The PDA is named Petey. And the Sansa mp3 player is named Santa (pronounced Sanna).

But so far, we haven't thought of a good name for the new iPod, and it's so fucking cool that it deserves a name. Going with the Petey and Santa process (giving names based on product names), we considered Poddy. But its homophonic partner ruled that one out. We also considered Ippy, but that was just dumb.

So, I'm opening it up to you, dear readers, for suggestions. I should be careful about this, as the last time I left something open for a vote it was decided that my next job should be as a circus performer. But I'm taking a leap of faith and putting it in your hands. Don't let me down*.

*Amy, I'm lookin' at you here.


EBuz said...

How about Mork? (you know, because he arrived in a pod)

PortlyDyke said...

Call it Ishmael.

Amy said...

I don't have any great name suggestions...but I do still firmly believe that a circus performer is your true calling. Just sayin'.

Phydeaux Speaks said...

Along the line of Russian terms of endearment, you could call it "Pasha", but I like ebuz' idea as well.

MonkeyPants said...

Well, I've been coming up with some decent ideas at home, but GB insists that I submit them to the blog for consideration. No blog, no can do.

So, of course, me being me and all, I have forgotten many of my original suggestions, but here are a few ideas:


What can I say? I like "P" names for this ipod. If I can remember any of the good ones I came up with earlier, I'll be back...

Kore said...

It's your evil ex-neighbor checking in. Damn, I've been out of the loop for a while. I give me a three day window to update my own blog or be beaten with pool noodles. As for the weigh in, congratulations! I knew you could do it, as long as you weren't near me and my evil forces. And way cool on the iPod. I went with Poddy myself, hee hee, so I vote for that. I promise to update soon, and send pics. I miss you both and the kitties!!