Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Part Needs a Name

Ok everyone, I need some help.

The middle of January I received an email from Dexcom about upgrading my 7+ to the new G4.  I had originally decided to hold off.  After all, George was only 8 months old and was working fine.  Why would I want to replace him? (Yes.. you can all gasp and shake your head at me now.)  However, the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a good idea.  Who knows how long it'll take the G5 to receive final approval?  Now, I'm a patient person.. most of the time.. but I didn't want to wait that long.  So... I ordered my G4.

Friday, he arrived.


I was so EXCITED!!  Had I still had noise makers left over from New Year's my neighbors would have thought I had lost my mind.  Unfortunately, he didn't come with any sensors (maybe because he was an upgrade and not a new purchase? Who knows).  I still had some sensors for George so I wasn't going to be without my "I-feel-like-I-have-to-check-it-more-often-than-I-really-do-because-it-is-so-awesome" graph.  In fact, it gives me time to name him.

This is where you come in.  I need help naming him.

Isn't he pretty?

I have a two rules to naming my robotic body parts:
  1. Only my pump can have a female name:  Freeda.
  2. No part can have the same name as someone I know.  (Side note:  When I got George, I was not on Twitter and didn't know Ninjabetic.  He is offically the first human George I know.) 
If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments.  I will reveal his name is a not too distant future post, so stay tuned.


  1. Replies
    1. I like Hank! However, the 7+ is a bit more "tankier" than the G4.

  2. Dex. Or is that too original? :) George the second. As in a King George. Oh, that's it. Richard the Lionhearted.

    1. Haha.. Can't do Dex, others have. George Jr....hmm.. that's a thought. I know a Richard.. a couple Richards. Hmm.. I like the theme though, I will have to think on that.

  3. Well, you could go with the Dexy's Midnight Runners theme and name it after the 80's pop group's lead singer: Kevin (especially if the audible alerts are in the form of "Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye"), though if it were me I'd delve 100% into the song and name it Eileen.

    I hope this makes sense to you and I'm not just showing signs of my age...

    1. It does make sense.. AND your age is showing. I know a couple Kevin's so that wouldn't work. Has to be a boy name, so maybe Mick.. or Archer... Hmm.. more contemplation needed.

  4. I vote for Daryl :-) BK

  5. Sir cornelius wigglesworth the fourth. :-)