Old 11-03-2009, 11:38 AM
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names for Roomba vacuum

I bought my first home yesterday and ordered a Roomba for it today. I need to come up with a name for him/her. I got one for my parents 2 years ago and my dad named him Jack, after the robot in Gears of War. The main character in GoW would saw "Jack, rip this door" and the robot would use a blowtorch to cut a door open. My dad likes to say "Jack, clean this floor" and he'll push the clean button.

Anyone have a clever name i could give to my bundle of joy when it arrives?
Old 11-03-2009, 11:53 AM
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I'm boring, I just call him (yes, mine's apparently male) "Roomba."

One Roomba owner refers to hers as J. Alfred Proomba at one point (hilarious story, btw), but that's a tad wordy.
Old 11-03-2009, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferret Herder View Post
I'm boring, I just call him (yes, mine's apparently male) "Roomba."
Wouldn't that make him Roombo? Roombo, that's not bad...
Old 11-03-2009, 12:26 PM
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Ours got named John Henry.
Old 11-03-2009, 04:05 PM
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:48 PM
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I just got a roomba too. I love mine, but likely will not give it a name.
Old 11-03-2009, 06:52 PM
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my roomba is roo and the scooba is scooby.
Old 11-03-2009, 07:00 PM
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Sucky? Zephyr? Aeolus?

Some other wind name?

Old 11-03-2009, 07:37 PM
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:56 PM
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I am soooooo jealous. Now I will have to start naming my imaginary, future Roomba. how about ... Dog? (always picking up crumbs) or Felix (from the Odd Couple)
Old 11-03-2009, 08:01 PM
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I was going to suggest Rosie, as well.
Old 11-03-2009, 08:21 PM
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Mine is Zoomba the Roomba.
Old 11-03-2009, 09:22 PM
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My mama's is called Flora.
Old 11-03-2009, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kanicbird View Post
I do kinda like this. "Paul" is so simple and it kinda makes me laugh to look at a roomba and think "Paul"
Old 11-03-2009, 10:54 PM
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If I had one I'd probably call him Mr. Monk or just Cleany.
Old 11-03-2009, 11:49 PM
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We just call ours 'the robot'. Mostly when we are reassuring the dog that he is higher in the pack hierarchy than the robot is.
Old 11-04-2009, 01:30 AM
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"Robbie" and "Robina".

Oh. You said "clever".
Old 11-07-2009, 03:31 PM
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Currently, ours is doing the dreaded "circle dance" so right now, its name is "Bad Roomba!"

I am going to try the can of compressed air and spray under the sensors later today and see if that fixes the problem.

Otherwise, we're still trying to find a name, but just call it "Lil' Roomba" for the time being. We're waiting to see it grows up to look more like his side of the family or mine.

(It does sound a little like my Aunt Jo - she too used to say "uh oh" whenever something bad would happen.)
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:41 PM
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From I, Robot.

"One day they'll have secrets, one day they'll have dreams."
Old 12-03-2009, 07:55 PM
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Ours is Johnny 5. He is named after the robot in Short Circuit. My name is Stephanie which is also the name of the girl in that movie. My husband is John...so we figured it was perfect!
Old 12-03-2009, 10:02 PM
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Roomba = Cat car.

Just look on YouTube for the amount of cat videos where cats ride roombas

Last edited by Markxxx; 12-03-2009 at 10:04 PM.
Old 12-04-2009, 05:04 PM
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Kirby. It's a pun, because the Nintendo character has a sucking/inhaling power, and of course, there's the Kirby line of vacuum cleaners.

Kirby's round like a Roomba too.
Old 12-04-2009, 05:10 PM
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Variously, suckbot, Robomaid, or Maria (or Conchita).

If I cannot earn your respect, please allow me to purchase it from you.
Old 12-04-2009, 05:12 PM
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Nobody's come up with Sucky?
Old 12-04-2009, 09:25 PM
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I would suggest J Edgar
(Hoover is a verb to vaccum in the old country)
Old 12-05-2009, 03:15 AM
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How about Vroomba?

From a Simpson's episode, how about Malevolent Evil?

Give it a mushroom top and call it Goomba. Try not to stomp on it.
Old 12-05-2009, 08:15 AM
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Goldie for a bottome feeding goldfish.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Markxxx View Post
Roomba = Cat car.

Just look on YouTube for the amount of cat videos where cats ride roombas
FAU=Feline Amusement Unit.
Old 12-05-2009, 06:53 PM
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First one was Puck, current one is Rags but thought about Mopsie, Rosie and Sonny.
Old 12-07-2009, 06:21 PM
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Uriah [Heep] -- a Dickens character known for his unctuous displays of humility (who was proven to be covetous, deceptive, and a most unreliable worker, so watch out!)

Pleco -- short for plecostomus. Fresh-water aquarium enthusiasts can vouch for the bottom-scum-feeding abilities of this species. Alternatively, catfish, loach, carp, just the generic "bottom feeder," etc.

Homer -- for Homer Simpson, who tends to eat impulsively and compulsively anyway, but esp. WRT the "Treehouse of Horror" episode in which he succombs to the extraterrestrial blob and becomes a monstrous, green Blob/Homer, devouring Springfield.

Sedaris -- for David Sedaris, the comic writer. Before he hit it big as a writer and NPR contributor, Sedaris used to work as a housecleaner -- because he liked the work (he's got OCD, IIRC, and was something of a compulsive cleaner anyway). I guess the suitability of this name depends on whether you find your Roomba funny, and how you feel about Sedaris' writing!
Old 12-07-2009, 06:41 PM
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I have a cousin who loves hers and named it Stella.
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