WiFi Network Names

WiFi Network Names by citizen_kade
WiFi Network Names, a photo by citizen_kade on Flickr.

How do people choose to name things when the names will be seen by others? In the case of WiFi network names, only people in the immediate vicinity will be able to see it. Often, this means your neighbors. This example demonstrates a number of different motivating factors that go into the name: convenience (using the default name), humor, ease of identification, and self-identity among others.