Can't really take your post seriously, USS normandy location srsly and your complaining about name stealing.
Actually Normandy was the random name I got on my Akira.
Originally Posted by champion1701
Cryptic doesn't: CBS does. All of the "Hero" ships are restricted. Everything else is fair game.
That's what I thought as well, but in trying a couple of different names for various ships I've found them blocked, and not just the obvious Hero ships either. Hence the curiosity with regards to the standards.
I think the fun comes from using ship names that might mean something to the individual or as an inside joke. My first character all had ships that made reference to the band Genesis -- both musicians in the band and songs. It was enjoyable to fly around in the USS Gabriel or USS Salmacis because I figured no one else would be doing that.