Whenever I get a bunch of new computers and phase out some old ones, I typically want them to have the same name. Since I do not want duplicates, I just prepend (or append) “Repurpose-” to the computer name. Then, I can name the new computer with the same without any conflicts. Finally, I update the JSS record of the computer to change it’s building to “Recycled.” Below is the script I use to do this.
If I want to set the new computer names, I do this in a similar fashion.