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200+ Funny Names For Roombas And Other Robot Vacuums

200+ Funny Names For Roombas And Other Robot Vacuums

You’ve bought the robot vacuum, started the installation process, and now it asks you what to call the robot. It’s quite difficult to come up with something brilliant in a matter of seconds and all you want to do is to make it start cleaning.

I’ve made a list of some funny, clever, or interesting names for your Roomba or other robot vacuum brand below. Use them or not, it’s always good with some inspiration.

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I call my Neato D4 Mr. Robot. I love the series and in that way, it’s a nice reference.

I’ll try to contribute even further to the list in the future.

List of names you should consider for your Robot Vacuum

  1. Cpt. Kirk (Star Trek – Because they boldly go where no one has gone before)
  2. Dusty
  3. Not a Toaster
  4. Robocop
  5. Undercover Roomba (If you have any other brand than a Roomba)
  6. Cookie monster
  7. Mr Robot (From the series Mr Robot)
  8. Butter (Robot from Rick and Morty, who is sad because its only purpose in “life” is to passing butter)
  9. R2D2 (Skywalkers robot in Star Wars)
  10. Alfred (Your butlers name for your Batcave)
  11. Sucky
  12. Dustin
  13. Consuela (Cleaning lady from Family Guy)
  14. Wall-e
  15. Will Smiff
  16. Minesweeper
  17. Gonk droid
  18. Kraken (Yell “Release the Kraken!” next time you want it to clean)
  19. Snuffy
  20. Kylo Roomba (Star Wars reference)
  21. Sir sweeps a-lot
  22. Cat Car
  23. Roblox (Like the game)
  24. Jarvis (Ironman reference)
  25. Floorida
  26. Murderbot
  27. Robot Downey Jr. (Ironman reference)
  28. Snoop Boop
  29. Daredevil (Marvel superhero reference)
  30. Willy Roomba
  31. Bumper Thumper
  32. Bouncy Bot
  33. Hairy / Harry (Because hair always get stuck to it)
  34. Marilyn Monrobot
  35. Pac Man
  36. Samuel L. Vacson
  37. Sucky McSuckface
  38. Sweepy
  39. Roberto
  40. Sir Cleansalot
  41. Morty (Rick and Morty reference)
  42. The Grim Sweeper
  43. Dobby (House elf from Harry Potter)
  44. Shitweasel
  45. Wall-E
  46. Muncher
  47. HILFE (flight attendant in Wolf Of Wall Street)
  48. LowRider
  49.  Steve McClean
  50. Vlad the Inhaler
  51. Roundabout
  52. R2Dirt2
  53. Attack-Vac
  54. Minion
  55. RoboMop
  56. C3P0
  57. Catcar
  58. Mr. Meeseeks (Rick and Morty reference)
  59. Dustbin Timberlake
  60. Katniss Everclean
  61. Obi-Wan Cleanobi
  62. Cleanopatra
  63. Lomax
  64. Pixie
  65. T-Bone
  66. Toto
  67. Whiskey
  68. Zero
  69. Zowie
  70. Sir Vacsalot
  71. Alfred
  72. Alice
  73. Benson
  74. Bob
  75. Arlo
  76. Buttons
  77. Coco
  78. Daisy
  79. Daphne
  80. Brenda
  81. Butler
  82. Garett
  83. Hariett
  84. Harry
  85. Hazel
  86. Goliath
  87. Jelly Roll
  88. Jeeves
  89. Leslie
  90. Martha
  91. Max
  92. Mildred
  93. Niles
  94. Rhonda
  95. Robbie
  96. Cinnamon
  97. Bullet
  98. Robi
  99. Speck
  100. Steve
  101. Tina
  102. Buck
  103. Winston
  104. Little Lisa
  105. Rugrat
  106. Ralph
  107. Shannon
  108. Thorsten
  109. Dust Guzzler
  110. Lucy
  111. Karen
  112. Peggy
  113. Hugo
  114. Martha
  115. Darko
  116. Twiggy
  117. Gangubai
  118. Reidar
  119. Juanita
  120. Charlie
  121. Benji
  122. Bingo
  123. Lola
  124. Lil Critter
  125. Buddy
  126. Bruiser
  127. Sister Critter
  128. Champ
  129. Grandma Shark
  130. Night Owl
  131. Prof. Dumbledust
  132. Dustin Bieber
  133. Ramsingh
  134. Dobby
  135. Fluffy
  136. Hedwig
  137. Hazel
  138. Pug
  139. Clean Elizabeth the third
  140. EVE
  141. Smarty
  142. Pikachu
  143. Cat sitter
  144. Ravioli
  145. Bolt
  146. Blue
  147. Nounou

Robot vacuum names based on famous robots, androids, cyborgs and AI’s

  1. Optimus Prime
  2. R2-D2
  3. C-3PO
  4. B-9
  5. Robby the Robot
  6. Gort
  7. Stepford (Stepford Wives)
  8. Wall-E
  9. The Iron Giant
  10. Marvin the paranoid android
  11. Roy Batty
  12. Maria/Futura
  13. Tom Servo / Crow T. Robot
  14. The Sentinels
  15. T-800
  16. Ultron
  17. Cmdr Data
  18. Number 6
  19. Johnny 5
  20. Robo-Cop
  21. Major Motoko Kusanagi
  22. Daleks
  23. Hal-9000
  24. Kitt
  25. GlaDOS
  26. Johnny 5
  27. CL4P-TP

List of Cool and Funny Roomba names

  1. Mr Roombastic
  2. Roomie
  3. Roombug
  4. Dj Roomba
  5. Ruby
  6. Shroomba
  7. Puumba
  8. Roombo (Rambo reference)
  9. Rover
  10. Roompa Loompa
  11. Roombati 
  12. Rambo-bot
  13. Roswell
  14. Rosie
  15. Robbie Robit
  16. Cat Car
  17. Matrix
  18. Ulyssus
  19. Ziggy
  20. Roomby
  21. Moon Pie
  22. Mork
  23. Purple
  24. Blackie
  25. Robi
  26. Rhett
  27. Rhonda
  28. Doomba
  29. Moomba
  30. Dustbuster
  31. Groot
  32. The Bot
  33. Morty
  34. Jerry
  35. Rick
  36. Butter
  37. Rolly

List of Disney names for Roomba

  1. Donald Duck
  2. Wall-E
  3. Ariel
  4. Elena
  5. Belle
  6. Mulan
  7. Jasmine
  8. Tiana
  9. Merida
  10. Aurora
  11. Buzz Lightyear
  12. Daisy Duck
  13. Fawn
  14. Fillmore
  15. Flo
  16. Goofy
  17. Guido
  18. Hamm
  19. Mater
  20. Luigi
  21. McQueen
  22. Mickey
  23. Minnie
  24. Piglet
  25. Pluto
  26. Rabbit
  27. Ramone
  28. Mr. Potato Head
  29. Rex
  30. Sally
  31. Sarge
  32. Woody

Do Roomba’s comes with names?

Roomba’s does not come with names installed, this is why you also want to name your Roomba. It is however quite easy to do so. Already in the installation process, you’ll be asked to give it a name.

I think naming your Roomba is a personal choice. Not everyone will do it either, but naming the robot will make you relate to it more easily and make it a daily companion in your life. Also, more and more robots will probably enter our homes so naming our robots will make it much easier to handle.

In an interview, Slate did with Colin Angels, co-founder, and CEO of iRobot in Bedford, Mass he quoted:

 If you ask people who don’t own Roombas if they would name them, they almost violently say, “No, why would I name my vacuum cleaner?” Yet once they own one, more than 80 per cent of people do. At the beginning of Roomba, we all took turns answering the support line. Once, a woman called and explained that her robot had a defective motor. I said, “Send it back. We’ll send you a new one.” She said, “No, I’m not sending you Rosie.”

Colin Angel

Here is a clear statement that indicates the relation a person can get to a simple robot like a Roomba.

Is your Roomba vacuum a boy or girl?

According to a research paper done by Micol Marchetti-Bowick from Stanford University, it depends on several different factors like the shape, model name, sound, color, and maybe even personality traits.

I’ll start by supplementing this great quote from Micol, which gives a really good example of simple things that can make you believe something to be of a specific gender.

In other cases, the choice of gender may not be as clear. However, people will nonetheless associate the robot with a particular gender: “[The Roomba] is a girl…it’s round. It’s close to the floor. It ends with an ‘a.’ I always think of it as a wom-ba,” (Garfinkel, 2004). Here, traits such as the robot’s name and shape are being used to characterize it as female.

Micol Marchetti-Bowick, Stanford University

So, by this definition, a Roomba is a girl because it is design and brand/model name ends with an ‘a’. I want to dig a little deeper into the last part because I think the shape and design of things make perfect sense. If you make robots have female features, you would most likely think of it as female, but is a Roomba a girl because “Roomba” ending with an ‘a’? Let’s investigate a little.

So according to Robinson Meyer in this article from theatlantic.com, more girl names actually do end with an ‘a’ compared to boy names. Searching for girl names through my own governments’ statistics bank (DST) – the only one I have access to and very reliable, it’s also clear that this is the case; much more girl names end with an ‘a’ compared to boy names.

Robinson also elaborates on the reason for the ‘a’ being more used in girl names, one reason is that the ending with ‘a a’ derives from Latin names and as we know, most modern names today are actually based on Latin names. He further elaborates that there was also a tendency for female names to originate from male names with an added suffix.

I’ll end the small investigation here by concluding, yes you could say that your Roomba is a girl. I would even go as far as to say, that if I had a Roomba I would go for a girl name.

On a side note, I have a Neato D4 robot vacuum it is D-shaped and I think of it as a boy, now I wonder why.

What are good robot vacuum names?

A good name for your robot vacuum should first of all be something easy to remember. Secondly, you should be looking out for the complexity and ease of pronunciation. You’ll want the name for your robot vacuum to be something you actually want to use over and over in the lifespan of the robot.

This is also why a lot of the names above are movie references or references to some other very nostalgic thing.

I think the trifecta of a perfect name is a combination between humor, ease to remember, and pronunciation. If you can hit those three it’s a perfect fit.

Are there any names I should not name my robot vacuum?

No, not really. The possibilities are quite endless. I have not yet come across a limit to how long, how dirty, or how complicated you can name your robot vacuum.

But a thing to bear in mind is, the more complicated you make the name for your robot vacuum, the harder it’ll be for Google Assistant or Alexa to get it correct.

I wouldn’t for example name my robot vacuum “Mr. Frank4A5>671.098”.

I have also experienced some other quite odd bugs/failures with funny and complicated robot names. I tried to name my robot vacuum “42” – which is the meaning to life and everything, according to the movie “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the galaxy”.

The problem with the name “42” was that it would sometimes start my robot vacuum, when I asked, “What are the meaning to life and everything” or if I made a statement of something including 42.

The same thing happened when I named my robot vacuum “order 66”, which is a reference to Star Wars “Execute order 66”. So when I told my Google Home to “Execute order 66” it would actually sometimes start my robot vacuum, but more often than not just tell me about the reference quoted from Wikipedia.

It’s really fun to play around with and the outcome is sometimes hilarious. But if the robot name is something you are going to use multiple times a week, I would suggest naming it something a little more simple for it to understand.

Can I rename my Roomba’s name?

Yes, you’ll always be able to rename your Roomba, follow these quick steps to show you how:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roomba.
  2. Go to the home screen of your iRobot/Roomba app.
  3. Press the “More icon” which should look like a bubble with three dots inside.
  4. Go to “Settings”.
  5. Press on your Robot Name, and now you’ll be able to type something different.

When done, you should refresh it in your Google Home, Amazon Alexa, or your other smart home assistant, so it can recognize the new name.

Using the robot vacuum name for google assistant and Alexa

Now, you’ve might already have chosen what to name your robot vacuum. Maybe Murderbot? No matter what great name you’ve chosen, a question still arises. Can you actually use the custom naming of your robot vacuum for anything?

Will I be able to call out my robot vacuum from Google Home, Nest, or Alexa?

The answer is yes, if your robot vacuum is Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, which it should tell you on the packaging or in the manual, you’ll be able to command your robot vacuum using your custom name.

Time to round things up

I will recommend you to play around with the naming of your robot vacuum, you can really get some laughs out of it. But when you’ve done playing around, choose something very familiar and simple so it’ll be an easy task for Google Assistant and Alexa to execute the commands you give it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the reading and maybe even found some inspiration.

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Author: Morten Pradsgaard

Morten has been working with technology, IoT, and electronics for over a decade. His passion for technology is reflected in this blog to give you relevant and correct information.

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