Everyone has their own scheme for machine naming, and there’s been some good advice written on the subject. But this issue can cause more strife than one might expect. A quote from that second document:
One thing that is a given is that, unless you are the only person at
your site, there will be people violently, in some cases homicidally, opposed to whatever naming scheme you come up with. Live with it.
All the machines I control are named using my “cute innocent furry mammal” scheme. I have had, at one point or another, badger, vole, dormouse, hedgehog (yeah, so it’s not furry – sue me) and otter.
I even called one of them “squirrel”, because it lived in the loft. But in that particular case, perhaps I should be rethinking that “cute and innocent” designation.