origin of your ship name
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-07-2012, 12:16 AM
In short: I'm using some sort of Markov-chain generator when naming my ships.
My ship names consist of mostly three or four syllables, and to be 'in tune' with the character flying it the last syllable mostly has a double-vowel in it. The other syllables are usually a diphtong (a combination of a vowel and consonant), but leaving out the 'hard' consonants like 'K' or 'P'. I allow myself slight variations from those "build rules", but not too many.
Actual ship names I use are:
Possible names may include:
Geryon (though I think that's an actual name of a mythical creature)
My character is non-human. And when given the privilege to rename the ship, why choosing a name which has a meaning to humans?
I think that almost guarantees that I don't meet a vessel with the same name as mine. And I can justifiably say I put more imagination behind it than the person behind the xth variation of "Enterprise".