My Core is known as MCP (Master Control Program from TRON). My kitchen/dining MD is 'Alfred' after the butler in the Batman series. My NAS is 'The Oracle' from Greek Mythology. My primary router/firewall is 'Gatekeeper' (from Ghostbusters, just need a Keymaster). My VOIP box is 'Chatterbox', general slang. I have always loved HAL, but would never call anything automation related in my home HAL, bad luck as far as I can tell, like mentioning Macbeth in a theatre. :-) Great discussion topic btw!