Indeed, this is not a silly topic. I have a pump where you can type in a name, and the name appears on the home screen.
My pump's name is Hal, based on the computer of the same name with the ever-open red lasar (sp?!?) eye in 2001.
Hal is fond of waking me up at inordinate times. I imagine that Hal has the same voice as the computer in the movie, calm, peaceful, telling me that no, I didn't check my blood sugar thirty minutes ago when I know darn good and well I did.
Like the computer in 2001, Hap the Pump does not believe in computer error, only human fallibility.
Hal is fascinated with my REM cycle and is conducting a secret experiment, sending data back to the government to see how long it will take a type 1 diabetic female in her early thirties to start imagining that her insulin pump is interrupting her sleep cycle to find out the results of disrupted REM cycles on the sanity of a woman in her thirties as part of a governmental study...
No, I don't get carried away, not one little bit...i'm just kidding on the last paragraph, by the way.
It's fun, though...you can also name boluses, basal rates, basically anything.
I was thinking about some fitting names:
Here's what I've come up with in terms of names of boluses, but feel free to add:
"Close, but no cigar."
"Bad breath and cotton mouth."
"Still life with Stomach Flu."
"Throw of the Dice (also known as Snake Eyes)."
What a wonderful topic, though. I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only person who names her pump.