What’s in a name?

My husband thinks that naming my soon-to-be-here Vaio UX180P Micro PC is silly, even though he already refers to all of my electronics as girls and all of his as boys.

While I’ve never given any of my other gadgets names, the UX really needs one because:

*I already have a Vaio, so I can’t say, “Where’s my Vaio?”
*I have a Game Boy Micro, so I can’t say, “Where’s my Micro?”
*Most of my stuff is made by Sony, so I can’t say, “Where’s my Sony?”
*UX is a stupid name, so I can’t say, “Where’s my UX?”
*It will be too confusing and weird if I say, “Where’s my P?”

So that’s why, ridiculous as it may seem to some, I need a name for it. I considered the names Emi (too dainty and unattractive spelling) and Maya (not right for a computer) for a little while, but now I’m deciding between Aki and Yuki. “Aki” means “autumn” in Japanese, but the relevance for me is that it’s short for “Akihabara,” the electronics district in Japan. “Yuki” means “winter,” and while I do love snowflakes, I just think that “Yuki the UX” is kind of cute.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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