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Ordering a a Next Gen Oasis? Whatcha gonna call it?
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:45:18 AM »
Amazon isn't very creative; they'll give it a name like <your name's><nth>Kindle.

Is anyone going to change it to anything more meaningful, useful, helpful, or more readily identifiable?

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 04:18:26 PM »
Yeah, mine says 10th kindle right now.  ;D

I'll name it when it gets here. Something gaelic or such thing. They all have such names now.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »
I don't know for sure, but I think I pleaded my case sufficiently to DH that a new Kindle will be headed my way for Christmas. ;D

I'm likely to choose something that connects it to the song, Midnight at the Oasis, as that has run through my head every time we discuss them since the original Oasis was released.  So, "Midnight", "Mr. Camel", "The Sheik" (being an HR fan, this name is calling to me already) are all possibilities!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 04:32:18 PM »
My current Oasis is called Macrath. I also have a Seathan, Lachlann, Sebastian, Rourke, Faelen, Dageus, MacIain, Iain...........


I think I need a Derek Craven.  ;D. I'll know when I look it in the eye, um screen.  :P
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 04:40:22 PM »
Since it's waterproof, the first thing I thought of was Nautilus from Jules Verne . . . .  But my Voyage is already called that. Any other literary submarines anyone can think of?

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 04:43:12 PM »
Das Boot  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 04:45:25 PM »
Das Boot  ;D

;D

There's also "Yellow" which isn't exactly a literary submarine, but it is musical. :)

And then there's Red October. . . . . .
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 06:26:31 PM »
Since it's waterproof, the first thing I thought of was Nautilus from Jules Verne . . . .  But my Voyage is already called that. Any other literary submarines anyone can think of?

You could always go with Greek or Roman mythology--Poseidon or Neptune? 

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 06:32:32 PM »
You could always go with Greek or Roman mythology--Poseidon or Neptune? 

Good thoughts! Lots of other mythologies to look at as well . . . . thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 08:16:17 PM »
Bruce?


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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 06:30:28 PM »
Hmmm.... My white PW3's name is Fang (White Fang) and my Voyage is Trixie. I'm not sure about my O2. :) I might have to ponder this awhile.

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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 06:33:01 PM »
It bugs me that Amazon uses the same product name for different products.

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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 11:54:45 PM »
I've been naming my most recent kindles after people in my family who have died. Might have to change one of the others to another name so I can call this one Paul, Russ or Eleanor.  Maybe I'll call it Harold after my great uncle, a wonderful man (we lived in his house) who passed in 1983. Or Wilbur after my father.
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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2017, 04:03:35 AM »
Gee, I never thought about giving my Kindles a name. I just went into my account to check my device names. I've only given them generic names like Roseann's 3G Kindle (my Voyage), Roseann's Fire and Roseann's Oasis. Not very creative...I'm going to have to come up with something a little more creative for the O2...this is something fun to think about while I await its arrival. :D

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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 05:30:53 AM »
Since I can never remember when I bought mine I usually call them something like Brian's 2016 Paperwhite. Works for me. :)
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2017, 12:08:21 PM »
I'm always intrigued by people's need to name inanimate objects, like cars for example, and by the names they come up with.

I've got quite a few Kindles, I think if I named them, I'd probably forget which one was which - likewise if I left them as Linda's 4th Kindle etc. So I just change mine to whatever model they are, like PW2, Voyage, Fire HD 10 etc. That way I know exactly which one I'm sending stuff to.

I recognise that that's probably boring - but hey, it works for me!  ;D
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2017, 12:13:09 PM »
I don't think I ever named a car. Well one I kept calling POS. But that was because I had to catch the steering fluid in a small bucket under the car every time I parked and had to pour it back in before driving again. And it had leaky T-tops. Among other things.

Kindles are the only thing I name. I don't know why.  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 12:43:49 PM »
I've not named inanimate objects until Kindles and GPS systems in the car.  With my original Kindle (when it was the only one on the account) it was fun to pair it with the "Send to ..." when buying a book by calling it Radar O'Reilly's Hometown ;D With additional Kindles it became just further personalization of multiple Kindles on one account.

They could still be "son's name paperwhite", "husband's name paperwhite", etc., but we all kind of think of them as our personal librarians, so they get their own names instead.  Same thing with GPS system in the car, "Gertrude" talks to me in her obnoxious voice, "recalculating..." so I really needed a name to use when I talk back to her.  :P
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2017, 12:53:04 PM »
Gertrude  ;D. I knew a few of those back in the day. Minus the "e" though, Gertrud.

I never used a GPS. They wouldn't work for me as I refuse to drive on highways. So I have to do it old school, print out google maps and write down lane left, turn right at CVS, stay in left lane, etc. As I live in San Antonio, pretty big city and anyone that knows it, we have 2 rings around our city. 410 and 1604. So in theory everyone that drives here at some point has to go on one of them to get around. I will not. So I have to drive backways. Which can be quite interesting.  :-X. But GPS stuff always uses the highways, even if you tell it like google maps not to use highways, then they'll use the side roads along the highways. I don't like those either much. Especially when they split from one to the other and suddenly there are like 8 lanes, 5 flying overhead and another few coming in sideways.  :o

I have to know which lane to be in long before the GPS tells one to get in. My husband has one so I know how they act. I'd never be able to make it. Crossing lanes in super traffic. People here are all me me me.

I miss the Autobahn. There was order and it didn't matter to me how fast I went.

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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2017, 01:15:40 PM »
I'm always intrigued by people's need to name inanimate objects, like cars for example, and by the names they come up with.

I've got quite a few Kindles, I think if I named them, I'd probably forget which one was which - likewise if I left them as Linda's 4th Kindle etc. So I just change mine to whatever model they are, like PW2, Voyage, Fire HD 10 etc. That way I know exactly which one I'm sending stuff to.

I recognise that that's probably boring - but hey, it works for me!  ;D

I don't name inanimate objects in most cases. But with Kindles, I needed a way to know which was which. And the name has to be connected, somehow, to which device, or else I won't remember that either. :P But, like, the one that is my husband's is called "Ed's kindle". :) I never did come up with a good name for the first Oasis so it's just called Oasis. Really, right now, it's only my Voyage which has another name: Nautilus.

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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 01:18:11 PM »
I've not named inanimate objects until Kindles and GPS systems in the car.  With my original Kindle (when it was the only one on the account) it was fun to pair it with the "Send to ..." when buying a book by calling it Radar O'Reilly's Hometown ;D With additional Kindles it became just further personalization of multiple Kindles on one account.


Oh, yeah! I remember there was a whole thread with creative names to call the kindle for the "Send to"

Send to. . . .

The Back of Beyond
Left Field
Outer Space
The Deep Blue Sea


etc.

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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2017, 02:31:25 AM »
I'm always intrigued by people's need to name inanimate objects, like cars for example, and by the names they come up with.

I've got quite a few Kindles, I think if I named them, I'd probably forget which one was which - likewise if I left them as Linda's 4th Kindle etc. So I just change mine to whatever model they are, like PW2, Voyage, Fire HD 10 etc. That way I know exactly which one I'm sending stuff to.

I recognise that that's probably boring - but hey, it works for me!  ;D

I don't feel a need to name mine, but Amazon names them and I see that name on it, so might as well give it a better name.
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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2017, 06:50:51 AM »
My current Oasis is called Artfool Ei. I changed the new one to Ei 11:11 (Thats my angel numbers) but will probably stick with Artfool Ei
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2017, 07:04:45 AM »
Im not very creative.  I named my current Oasis Darlas Oasis and the new one Darlas New Oasis.

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2017, 07:45:14 AM »
Thought of Serenity but currently it is names Oasis7 as the screen size was my motivating factor in ordering it. 
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