For as long as I can remember I’ve been naming my Linux hosts after my grandparents: nettie is a wireless router, dan was its redundant backup router, ross was my main Linux server for the longest time, and, when I migrated to Amazon Web Services, my server there I named ada (I have the benefit of having 5 grandparents, so I still have louise in my pocket for expansion!).

During the migration process from AWS Virginia region to the AWS Canada region, I needed a temporary new hostname for ada, and so I used canada.

It was only today that I realized the canada contains ada within it. So I think I’ll leave it as that.