HAAO: Name the Laptop

My MacBook Pro has arrived and is now pretty much set up to accompany me on my trip to the RWA National Conference in Washington DC. My little pretty needs a name but I confess I am torn as to the best one. Help An Author Out!

A little background, Eric Northman is the Sherrif of Area 5 in Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. In the books, he is a hottie. Wowza! On the HBO series TrueBlood, Alexander Skarsgard plays Eric Northman. Alexander Skarsgard is now my One True Love. I am contemplating drawing fangs on the new laptop.

Sparky would be an obvious name, cute, but also reminiscent of Charles Schultz, the author of the Peanuts comic strip. He lived only a few miles from us, and he went by the nickname Sparky.

@BarryEisler is the Twitter id of author Barry Eisler who it turns out not only writes great books but is pretty darn funny, too. I confess this is kind of a Twitter joke.

Someone suggested Slick as a possible name, and it so happens that some time ago when I worked at a law firm there was an attorney whose name was Colin Jewell, and he was perhaps a bit abrasive. So whenever I had to call other counsel in this particular case, they thought I was Colin. So I took to saying I was Slick Jewel to avoid the mistake.

Got a better name? Suggest one of your own. I guess Blogger won’t let me embed a poll, so, rats! Here are the options:

  • Fang (aka Eric Northman)
  • Sparky
  • @BarryEisler
  • Slick
  • Your suggestion

Leave your vote or suggestion in the comments.



2 Responses to “HAAO: Name the Laptop”

  1. Anonymous says:

    From Susan in AZ: Since you pine for Alexander Skaarsgard so much, why not name your newest, bestest friend after Mr. S. in some way, such as "Cool Blue Alex", or "The Divine Skaarsgardian Muse"?

    –Susan in AZ

  2. Rosie says:

    Susan in AZ may be on to something but if you are like me short names are better. So, why not 'Alex' or 'Eric'. I'm partial to 'Eric' personally.

    It was lovely meeting you at RWA, btw.