Phone Names

I love coming up with fun names for my computer hardware. My computers typically are named after video game characters, for example my Mac mini CI server is called GLaDOS. She loves to test. My phones have similar names.

Ash's Pokemon Dex

For my first iPhone, an iPhone 4, I named it Dex after the device Ash uses in Pokemon to look up information. (Not to be confused with the app of the same name I made months later to do just that.)

Navi

For my next phone, an iPhone 5, I choose “Navi”, named after the sometimes helpful yet interruption loving fairy side kick of Link in Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Ziggy

For my new iPhone 6 I went with Ziggy, as in the device / computer AI from Quantum Leap. Feels appropriate for a device where I put in data and ask for advice.

As for the iPhone 6 itself, I think it’s pretty cool (really like the Touch ID and can’t wait to test Apple Pay) — though I am worried about dropping this phone. Not the easiest device to grip. Feels very smooth, too smooth.