A few years ago I got myself a netbook, and proudly named it Puck. Shortly thereafter, I shared this on my previous blog:
"Guess what all has broken down in the past month? Our dishwasher, one of our two
microwaves, and now our fridge. Fortunately the dishwasher still gets the dishes
clean, it just doesn't drain completely or heat dry our dishes anymore. So we
can still work with it, for the moment. But we had to throw out the microwave
and we put all our foodstuff that must stay cold in an ice chest.
I'm just hoping that this has nothing to do with me naming my new computer Puck."
Our landlord got us a new dishwasher, which is still going strong. And he replaced our fridge with a new one. Which soon broke.
Again, it the fridge was replaced. And again, our new one broke.
I think we went through three fridges, with our landlord giving up and buying used instead of new. He even gave up buying fridges that went with the rest of the kitchen, and went for what was most inexpensive. I'm just relieved he didn't accuse us of sabotaging them.
Eventually I renamed my netbook after Bridghid, and shortly thereafter our appliance woes ended.
Morals of the story: be careful with names. Also, think twice before inviting Puck into your home.