[Department Abbreviation]-[First Name]-[Computer Type]
For example, my MacBook Pro would be:
(Tech Ops, Chris, MacBook Pro)
We use asset tiger to look up asset tags and whatnot if needed.
We have special prefixes for non-workstation devices (i.e. servers begin with A- and VM Hosts begin with H-, and DMZ servers begin with DMZ-).
For remote campuses we’ll add a 2 character prefix for the campus, such as SF-VT-playback-iMac for the Santa Fe Video Team playback iMac.
Yeah, they are long, but super descriptive and we can typically guess at a name and get it right.