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I'm running out of dragons.

With the exception of the Orac replica I built, the last four PCs I have built have been named after Middle Earth dragons - Glarung, Smaug, Ancalagon and Scatha. I'm about to build a new machine (more on this later).

My dilemma is this - there are (to my knowledge) only four named canon dragons in Tolkien's Middle Earth works. What should I do?

Option 1: Call the new machine 'Chrysophylax' (the dragon in 'Farmer Giles of Ham'). Not a ME dragon, but still Tolkien. (Are there any other dragons named in other Tolkien works?)

Option 2: Name the new machine after some other Middle Earth baddy: Gothmog, Ungoliant* etc.

Option 3: Name the new machine after a non-canon Middle Earth dragon - I think there were some named in ICE's 'Middle Earth Role Playing' game, and I'm guessing there must be dragons in the MMORPG.

Option 4: Give up on the Tolkien theme, and name the new PC after something else entirely.

Your thoughts?

* Had I been going for a quad-core CPU and Quad SLI (i.e. four GPUs), then Ungoliant or Shelob might have made sense since four plus four equals eight, which is the number of legs that big spider-type things have.


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Apr. 6th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Creatrix points out that Roverandom has a red dragon and a white dragon, and asks, "Are they getting a new computer?"
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Apr. 6th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
I think you deserve a prize for thinking of the other canon Middle Earth dragon.

Now if my computer was going to illuminated with green lights, this would be a brilliant name. But it's going to be red, so I don't think it will work quite so well.
Apr. 6th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Option 2, I should think, will keep you going longest, without losing the theme entirely.

Edited at 2008-04-06 04:32 pm (UTC)
Apr. 6th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Mine are Earthsea dragons, there are a fair number of those available. Yevaude, perhaps?
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Creatrix offers the suggestion that if you had originally built a Glomund, you could then upgrade it to a Glaurung.
Apr. 7th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
I've already had a Glaurung (a big, hot, wheezing thing that was quite appropriately named). Having a new PC called Glomund would seem like a retrograde step.
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