Since I see each Tama as having the collective memories of every Tama raised on that device I give a name to each device and every Tama on that device carries that name. My green V3 is always Grimlock, my zebra striped V3 is always Ludo and my clear pink V1 is always Fizzgig. But if the option for naming isn't there ( like with the P1/P2 and TamaGo ) I don't usually name them. They are simply Tama.
You worded it perfectly. I do the exact same thing. I tend to only name Tama devices that have the name giving option. There's something about punching in its name in the character fields that makes the names so much more official.
Right now, just my V4.5 has a set name: Topur (pronounced "tow-per"). I thought long and hard for that name, and for some reason, Topur is what fit its "personality."
My chocolate chip cookie V5 will most likely be named Cooky or Sugar. (I always wish the name could be longer than five characters.) I like to go along with the shell's theme if I can.
Edited by Happily Candied, 15 August 2013 - 12:36 PM.