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Title: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Aaron Hulett on September 05, 2009, 07:50:26 PM
I bought two Roombas off Woot! a few weeks ago, and so far I absoltely love them.  Picture I posted in the pets thread (http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=35878.msg113716#msg113716) of the one I keep at home (the other's at the office):

(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aaronhulett.com%2Fforumimages%2FRoomba_small.jpg&hash=2c45267dc9e010f5ec5d9c646317a804272b2da5)

Click for a larger image. (http://www.aaronhulett.com/forumimages/Roomba.jpg)

Here's a video of it vacuuming my living room until I tell it to go back in the charger.  I still think it's hillarious when it's under the couch.  These are the same video, just different sizes and formats:

MP4 - 176 x 144 (3.6 MB) (http://www.aaronhulett.com/forumimages/Roomba_176.mp4)
WMV - 320 x 240 (5.3 MB) (http://www.aaronhulett.com/forumimages/Roomba_320.wmv)
WMV - 640 x 480 (36.8 MB) (http://www.aaronhulett.com/forumimages/Roomba_640.wmv)

There's just one problem - I don't know what to name them.  I like being silly with things like this, so something fun like "Sweepy" (although this one's corny I think).

We'll start with Corrine's post from the pets thread (http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=35878.msg113721#msg113721):

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@Aaron, you have to name your "pet" Roombas.  Here are some suggestions to get you started:
  • Rosie & Mac (Rosie is the Robot Maid on the Jetsons and Mac is her boyfriend)
  • Fred & Wilma (Flintstone); Barney & Betty (Rubble); Pebbles & Bamm Bamm
  • Disney characters:  Mickey & Minnie; Donald & Daffy; etc.
  • Amos & Andy
  • C3PO & R2D2

So, what'cha think?  Any good name ideas?  And, yes, I consider them both boys. ;)

//A
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: winchester73 on September 05, 2009, 07:59:18 PM
Chip and Dale
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on September 05, 2009, 08:16:03 PM
Aaron Hulett - MSFT,
If it were mine I would have called it Will as Will Smith stared in iROBOT.

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Corrine on September 06, 2009, 01:09:03 AM
He has two of Roombas so needs two name suggestions, GR@PH;<'S.
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Paddy on September 06, 2009, 01:19:58 AM
Vic & Vac 


Paddy :hysterical:
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: R-C on September 06, 2009, 03:52:07 AM
dusty and musty or rusty or gussy I like Dusty though
I guess it could be a Hussy too LOL
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on September 06, 2009, 06:44:03 PM
Corrine,
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He has two of Roombas so needs two name suggestions
I would save embaresment calling it the wrong name so why not call them both Will as the do not live together as
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one I keep at home (the other's at the office)

GR@H;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Corrine on September 06, 2009, 07:18:46 PM
Good point.  I can't imagine what a Roomba might do if called by the wrong name.  :thud:

Liking the suggestions so far.  Here's another, after two of the seven dwarfs:  Sleepy & Sneezy (coordinating with conditions Aaron often claims to match) 

Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Shax on September 06, 2009, 10:39:25 PM

Sniffer and Snout?

The Expurgators?

Bonnie and Clyde?
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Niecarrah on September 06, 2009, 10:50:47 PM
As I sat here reading this thread my Roomba is banging around the base of my chair, getting all the crumbs that I leave her. I call my Honey cause she sure is!
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: R-C on September 07, 2009, 02:56:17 AM
Ok I have to ask since a few of you own them, how well do they work and if you have a large house is it suggested?  My new house is 4000 sqft.  A portion is tile and the rest is brand new carpet which is shedding that  new fuzz.  One problem is that there are 2 elevations so it would not be able to do one part with out my lifting it over to there.  I am afraid it would head off down the hall and never  be seen again LOL
Does it do well on tile as well as carpet?
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Corrine on September 10, 2009, 02:29:40 PM
I think you'd need more than one Roomba, R-C. 

Aaron, have you picked names yet?  (For the sake of identification, I'll refer to them as Home-Ba and Micro-Ba.)  After the experience Home-Ba had yesterday, I think its time.  (I hope Micro-Ba hasn't been left to roam around the office on his own. :hysterical: )
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Temmu on September 11, 2009, 02:39:54 AM
cool video.
twiki and miki
(twiki was buck rogers robot that had a device that looked like your roomba... http://www.jeffbots.com/twiki.html )

ps
i bought a robotic lawnmower ( http://www.consumersearch.com/robotic-lawn-mowers ) thinking it was a roomba.
i had to replace the carpet.
the cat still will not come down from the chandelier.
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Niecarrah on September 11, 2009, 10:06:58 AM
@R-C Yes they work very well. You'd prolly need two though.  They come with an area controller so you can contain it or block it however you 'd think of it.  They work excellent on carpet or tile.  A lot of dirt, fuzz or pet hair will require emptying fairly often.  As you will see it somewhere inactive, because you did not hear it tell you to empty it, nor heard it tell you to clean the brushes.  Sometimes mine actually runs out of charge, as I have forgotten I had it running hours before! LOL
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Corrine on September 11, 2009, 12:11:01 PM
:hysterical: @Temmu.
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Blue55 on September 11, 2009, 06:05:09 PM
Scooter & Rover
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: R-C on September 11, 2009, 07:33:59 PM
thanks for the info! I may have to investigate this, I could get one and put it in one area to see how well it works and then get a second. My hall way and extra bedrooms would not need to be done regularly since they are not used.  My husband always has a supply of crumbs around his recliner and Majic leaves crumbs behind from his treats.  

Temmu  :hysterical: :laughing:

great name choices!
Rosie and Astro are good names from the Jetson's along with Cosmo and Spacely
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Niecarrah on October 05, 2009, 03:34:36 AM
Well Aaron, where are we at here?  No names you like or what?

Maybe Clean & Shine?  Belinda & Lucinda? Or go pet and call Spike & Mike or Spot & Dot?
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Paddy on October 05, 2009, 10:57:35 PM

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So, what'cha think?  Any good name ideas?  And, yes, I consider them both boys.



Bill & Steve.  :)

Well you do work for them, now have them work for you ....  :hysterical:

Paddy.. :goodie:
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Temmu on October 06, 2009, 04:34:46 PM


Bill & Steve.  :)

Well you do work for them, now have them work for you ....  :hysterical:

Paddy.. :goodie:

 :D  good one!
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on October 06, 2009, 08:07:39 PM
Paddy,
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Bill & Steve.  (https://www.landzdown.com/Smileys/default/icon_smile.gif)
Well you do work for them, now have them work for you .... 
 :hysterical:

Works for me (https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.getsmile.com%2Femoticons%2Ffunny-smileys-68129%2Fgentleman.gif&hash=d80ac3e108b014262718502fab8674014d7559a4)

GR@PH;<'S   :Hammys pint:
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Paddy on October 06, 2009, 10:47:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY2j_GPIqRA&feature=player_embedded


Paddy... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Name my Roombas!
Post by: Aaron Hulett on October 07, 2009, 02:52:11 AM
Sorry - things are a bit hectic with no signs of slowing.

Friends at work started referring to them as Chip and Dale.  At work, they're calling that one Chip (goes with the whole computers thing).  Chip and Dale, Chip at work, Dale here at home.