When my sister and I play Halo on our Xbox, it has a screen before entering the game that says the name "Howard" underneath a picture of our Xbox. So, we assume that our Xbox's name is Howard. Do all Xbox's have a different name, or are they all Howard? Is it something that is programmed into our Xbox, or is it just the Halo game? If they're all different, do you know what the name of your Xbox is?
I'm asking because Howard is in surgery (getting cleaned) and I started thinking about why we call him/it Howard.
Bonus questions: Do you know anyone who uses the term "bi-atch"? Does it annoy you? Do you name inanimate objects?