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17 April, 2012 at 4:46 pm #10077AnonymousInactive
I’ve been trying out a pump for the last week (woo, go omnipod!), and since I’ve pretty much decided I want one, I now have a much more difficult problem to contend with… what is its name going to be when it arrives? This is worse than getting a cat!
Help me out with some suggestions/philosophical pump naming tips please!
18 April, 2012 at 8:09 am #13969TimKeymaster
Here are my suggestions:
* Grumpy Pumpy
Uh, I’m not very good at this. My friend Stephan came up with the name of my pump – Englebert Pumperdinck.
18 April, 2012 at 8:59 am #13970AlisonKeymaster
don’t think I’m much help with this one either. I’ve gone for consistency over creativity – my first pump was called “my pump”, and I liked it so much I named my second pump the same. Occasionally I use its alternative name of “bloody thing”.
18 April, 2012 at 10:08 am #13971DaveParticipant
Naming is important I think.
me @mike wins for creativity in naming. I’ll wait for him to explain his logic.
I went for Adam. Mainly because my son had just lost a goldfish naming competition with Adam as his suggestion – his humour and logic is like mine i.e. why not? It’s a nice name. And there’s also a mildly biblical linkage about giving life even though I’m not that way inclined.
Second choice was Peefor but I’m saving that originality for my dog that I will probably never get.
18 April, 2012 at 11:21 am #13972Annette AParticipant
My pump is Billy, and my meter/remote control is Mandy.
18 April, 2012 at 11:24 am #13973AnonymousInactive
opted for the alliteration thing – Percy. Percy Pump.
Occasionally, when it misbehaves, it’s Percival or when we’re friends, it’s Perc!
18 April, 2012 at 9:58 pm #13982AnonymousInactive
I like Forest Pump! Was also considering Rumpy Pumpy, but that would only work if I always have it on my *ahem* lower back…
The overwhelming trend seems to be for (dare I say, fairly common) male names- are all pumps boys???
19 April, 2012 at 7:55 am #13983Annette AParticipant
pumps are male, ‘cos you first have to tell them what to do and then they go on and just do that cos they don’t know what else to do. :-p
19 April, 2012 at 10:24 am #13985
19 April, 2012 at 10:57 am #13986AnonymousInactive
Ah good luck with your name deliberations. I suspect mine was largely to do with being a victim of a 70s childhood… Perhaps because I’d seen pumps referred to as ‘robot parts’ here and there. It struck me that for 20 odd years I’d been using injections as Replacement to Pancreas #1, which made my pump a sort of Replacement to Pancreas #2 (R2-P2). The fact that Artoo frequently makes little plaintive beeping noises is just a bit of a bonus
perhaps (after Banting)?
Leonard (after first person to be trialled on insulin)?
If you were after a girl’s name how about Isla, as in Isla Cells?
[groan! …I’ll get me coat]
25 April, 2012 at 8:26 pm #13995AnonymousInactive
Very good @Mike! I am a little jealous of your impeccable logic!
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