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People name their Kindles. Please post name and gender!

  • Female

    Votes: 38 25.5%
  • Male

    Votes: 25 16.8%
  • Gender neutral

    Votes: 13 8.7%
  • No name

    Votes: 44 29.5%
  • It's a machine, fercryinoutloud!

    Votes: 29 19.5%
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I have a sense that the names are more female than male and that women more than men name their Kindles.  Let's find out!
 

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No name. I never named cars, either
 

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The only reason I have for naming that I can see is so you know which Kindle you are downloading a book for when you have more than one Kindle.
 

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My first Kindle was named Emerson and my second is named Baxter.  I have a new one coming today because I had the fade in sunlight problem, and if this one is okay his name will probably be Peabody.

edit - now that my new one has arrived, it seems more "female" to me than the others did.  Luckily, the Peabody name works either way.  I just thought it was funny that a little plastic box could seem to have a personality.
 

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Mine is named Jinx...from Space Camp :p For the longest time my Kindle didn't have a name and it just hit me that he should be named Jinx :p

We also have two copy machines in the PTA office that I named...the Riso machine is Herman and the regular copy machine is George. What's funnier is that I have everyone calling the machines by their names :p
 

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My Kindle is named Radar.  I am not generally given to naming machines, but "he" is so much a part of my life now I quit thinking of him as "it".  Radar became his name because I live in Ottumwa, Iowa and it is fun to download books from Amazon to "Radar's Hometown" - silly, maybe - but fun, definitely!  I guess that is how I decided what his gender is too!
 

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mine is female - Minerva  and Kindle 1 was Athena -- do you sense a theme there  ;D
 

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No name here.  I've tried a couple of times, but it doesn't strike me as having gender or a personality.  Named a few cars in the past (though not my current one, which I've had the longest), and our Roomba vacuums, but so far the K2 doesn't seem to need a name.  

Oddly enough, I've just realized I don't talk to it.  Or to my iPhone.  Which, considering I talk to most computers all the time, is kind of interesting.  Something in my brain doesn't seem to equate either of these devices with a computer?  That might possibly indicate that the UI on both is pretty sound--to me, the one is a PHONE, the other is a BOOK--never mind what else they're capable of or how they manage those tasks.

Hmm........
 

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I haven't named my Kindle. I have heard it referred to as, Where's my Kindle?

My rifle on the other hand is named The Critter!

-Sailor
 

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I named mine Sappho, after a poet from around 600 BC. She was often refered to as the 10th muse. My car is Mina...but that's really just short for Lumina. The car is female, totally female and I often say "she" when talking about her. My Kindle...I don't know yet. I liked the name, but I am not sure it fits and I my have to change it. I kind of get a male vibe from "it". I have been taking a break from "it" and am hacking through my DTB's this week. We will see when I pick "it" up again!
 

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I name my cars, I name my GPS systems, I name everything, except my Kindle. I don't know why, but I've had no urge to name it.

Steve
 

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I have Sir Sterndale Bennett and Hugh, although this weekend, Hugh was happily known as "the purple folder."

L
 

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I call my kindle "kindle" and I have never named my cars, although I have named my pets, don't know why, peer pressure I guess.  I do talk to my computer (if you can call yelling and cursing it talking  ;D )
 

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Female- Melia (hawaiian for Plumeria, a flower...my favorite flower, which I have tattooed to my leg)
plumeria=>

its also an old alias....practically no one knew my real name in school
 

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Mine is Kate Kindle.  Female.  And I'm female, too.  I dunno.  She just looked like a girl. ;)
 

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I call mine "My Kindle".  Probably means I am not willing to share.  I do like "Bob" for Battery operated book. Good idea purdueav8r!
It is practical and easy to remember.
 
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