It crosses my mind that most of server names mentioned so far are like
modern art, where x artist is responding to y school neither of whom
have ever been seen by anyone outside NYC. You have to be in the know
for it to make sense.
What about naming the server so that users would know what it did from
the name? We used to have a library web server named libweb, which I
always liked, as it sort of made sense to people. Now all our new ones
are named after periodic elements. Not being a chemistry major, I still
have to think twice which one is radon and which strontium etc.
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Our severs are all Greek gods-Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Athena. Zeus is the
master, of course. I didn't decide on Athena's name, or I would have
made it Artemis.
For a storage server I inflicted LibraryThing's employees with the
greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne, a pronunciation disaster. (You'd
think people would know from mnemonic, but even the dictionary tells
people to pronounce that as if it started with n.) Mnemosyne had her
revenge, however, since it's now completely broken.