Our company is a small company that has become a medium company. This means paperwork. One of the fasots of paperwork is asset tags. Everything gets a bar code and a number. Computer names.have been obfuscated to the point no one can remember one from the other because they are ABC123 kind of names that read like serial numbers.
his has not always been the case. A precious few computers lying around still have names like johnyrottin or one of the names of a level of hell or something sufficiently geeky. They are all filtering out the bottom and beeing replaced as their tasks/duties are upgraded.
We had an old box named toast that was just not working any more. We replaced it with one called sonoftoast. It was one of those moments where every one agreed that it was the thing to do. Giving a box a human kind of name just felt good. There will be one out there for a while. I think that makes us feel better somehow.