What should I name my robot?
September 2, 2007 7:21 PM   Subscribe

I just got a roomba and my girlfriend is of the opinion that it needs a name. I think it most certainly does not need a name that would be "human" sounding name. What would be a good thing to call a dirt sucker?

I am thinking more along the lines of 3CPO or R2D2, but she is thinking like bob, or fluffy. I had an idea that naming my vacuuming robots after elements in the periodic table, but what group of elements is most "dirt like?"

I do think there should be some kind of name for my robots though, they are bound to grow more prevalent in the household as life goes on. It's easier to use a quick name rather than say "The grey series 3 roomba that has the gash on the side of it."
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dusty?
posted by white light at 7:23 PM on September 2, 2007


Rosie

Remember the housekeeping robot from the Jetsons?
posted by sandra_s at 7:23 PM on September 2, 2007


Chatty the Dirt Filter.
posted by mullacc at 7:25 PM on September 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hoover. I had a g/f nicknamed that.
posted by filmgeek at 7:25 PM on September 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


What would be a good thing to call a dirt sucker?

Catfish
Dustmite
Scarabus (think "dung beetle")

...or other creatures that deal with detritus.
posted by jquinby at 7:26 PM on September 2, 2007


If you want to go with elemental names, you could call it Wolfram, or Wolfie for short - Wolfram being the original name for Tungsten (which has a chemical symbol of W). Then you could get a sticker to identify it properly.

Tungsten is a metal, but at least it's a grey (or greyish-white) metal.
posted by cabingirl at 7:29 PM on September 2, 2007


Suckbot.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:30 PM on September 2, 2007


Blastron Alpha.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:30 PM on September 2, 2007


Go meta. Use Leela's ID from the pilot episode of
Futurama: 1BDI
posted by Lokheed at 7:33 PM on September 2, 2007


Carbon?

GW43. People will get it.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 7:36 PM on September 2, 2007


Yourmombot. Cause it sucks.
posted by electroboy at 7:38 PM on September 2, 2007


DubYa?
posted by keep it tight at 7:41 PM on September 2, 2007


Please see here. I think you should name this kitten "meh."
posted by caddis at 7:41 PM on September 2, 2007


Monica Lewinsky.
posted by needs more cowbell at 7:47 PM on September 2, 2007


Is this still here?

Go old skool... UniVac...
posted by wendell at 7:48 PM on September 2, 2007


Lawyer?
posted by 5MeoCMP at 7:54 PM on September 2, 2007


drudge.
posted by sien at 7:55 PM on September 2, 2007


HAL or Captain Sucky.
posted by sixacross at 8:02 PM on September 2, 2007


Call it "Can't we just leave the dishes until tomorrow?" -- great name.
posted by brina at 8:02 PM on September 2, 2007


I call mine #6.
posted by Space Kitty at 8:03 PM on September 2, 2007


Leaving the dishes until tomorrow is never a bad choice.
posted by aparrish at 8:04 PM on September 2, 2007


Marvin.
posted by frobozz at 8:05 PM on September 2, 2007


Name it "shitty Roomba" since that's what you'll inevitably be calling it.

"Why the fuck did the shitty Roomba stop running again? Why can it not deal with carpet???"
posted by smackfu at 8:05 PM on September 2, 2007


Seconding 'drudge'.
posted by pompomtom at 8:05 PM on September 2, 2007


David Oreck.
posted by fourcheesemac at 8:06 PM on September 2, 2007


Here's how I handled that.
posted by The Deej at 8:08 PM on September 2, 2007


Eponysterical.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:09 PM on September 2, 2007


no, sien, drudge may suck but he leaves all surfaces dirtier than they were before...

howzabout...

the Freeman Dyson

Dirt Droid

Oreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

R2BJ

Electric Grandma

Optimus Clean
posted by wendell at 8:11 PM on September 2, 2007


Oh! I'd forgotten Hymie!
posted by wendell at 8:14 PM on September 2, 2007


The AntiDruid. Nature hates a vacuum.
posted by YamwotIam at 8:15 PM on September 2, 2007


Frank.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 8:18 PM on September 2, 2007


Alkaloid

Noble gasses
posted by Jacen at 8:20 PM on September 2, 2007


B9 the Hungry Metal Eater.
posted by frobozz at 8:22 PM on September 2, 2007


troll.
posted by b33j at 8:30 PM on September 2, 2007


Kitty

(Kitty's always underfoot)
posted by amtho at 8:31 PM on September 2, 2007


If I were you, I would very definitely go with Pica (after the disorder in which people eat dirt).

Actually, I think I want a new vacuum just so I can name it that. Bonus points: your girlfriend will likely think it sounds cute.
posted by JMOZ at 8:32 PM on September 2, 2007


Buffer: "Get ready to roomba!"
posted by SPrintF at 8:36 PM on September 2, 2007


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