This shouldn't have taken me so long. My husband wouldn't name his new laptop after a popular British F1 driver, until I managed to change the desktop hostname to that of his team-mate. The desktop was previously so named because it was so fast (ha ha oh).
Anyway, the answer was to add
to /etc/sysconfig/network (since it wasn't already there for me to change). Alternatively, I could have done
This is a very dull blog where I detail my computer problems and solutions so that I can live and learn, and hopefully fix it faster next time. It's not intended as a fascinating window into my life, unless you really want to hear about my computing misadventures.