You can change the hostname on ubuntu via the terminal using the following command
sudo hostname [newhostname]
You may need to open up a new terminal window for you to see this change. To make this determinant, you can edit the following two files by replacing the previous hostname to the new one.
sudo nano /etc/hostname
sudo nano /etc/hosts
If you wanted to give this a reboot, you will see that this is now using the new hostname!