Sigh, the two oldes systems at my (current) company (mainframes actually) are called Yoda and Vega. Then we moved to very arbitrary names like xyzapp201 (xyz being company name), and xyzVTapp201 for virtual systems. of course no one could tell you what exactly application was on app201. Now they're a little better about naming them after the system (xyzSQL05 is a sql server boxen), but - and get this - you only get 3 characters for your app name, because - according to our server guys - the maximum length of a host name is *8* characters.... Err... wha? And believe it or not, this apparently is being caused by the linux (RH) servers we're starting to buy. I have long since given up on arguing with them on it.