In the past I've had machines named erehwon (that's nowhere backwards), zarkoff (from flash gordon), rhubarb, io and po, fuel (an SGI octane), handspring, ultra and extreme (Sun Ultrasparcs), rhubarb, gumby, and various others. There wasn't any rhyme or reason, but the names were pretty easy to remember and to type.
This time I picked a name that's short and easy to type, but for the life of me I can't remember it. I have to keep going back and looking at the prompt in an open window, or bring up the /etc/hosts file on another machine. I don't know what is so hard to remember about hmmm, what was it again? digs around ... here it is, grub. It seems like a perfectly good name, but for the life of me I can't keep track of it for more than five minutes.
If this keeps up I'm going to have to rename the machine (which isn't a pretty process).
I wonder what kind of google ads I'm going to get after this post.