I still hate Cryptic for forcing us to attach our account handle to our name, and makes communication pointlessly complicated.
You just saw "Speidermang" run by, you'd invite him to your team but unfortunately you dont remember all sixteen ******n characters of his account name.
But atleast you can all call yourselves Obi Wan, right?
This may have been said but I 'think' a ships name is not required to be unique IRL ... Its designation/registry number THAT is what counts .. so you can have an Enterprise NCC-1701, NCC-2702, NCC-97450, etc etc ..
I like the way cryptic has done it ... for once in an MMO i can name myself and my ship what ever the hell I want regardless of whether someone else already has it. That Rocks!
IRL the ships with the same name do no serve at the same time in any navy that has ever exsited. Yes you will have ships taken on the same name has a past ship that is no longer in service. And the same holds true in the Star Trek universe. The only time in Star Trek you see two ships of the same name active at once is when there is some sort of Time warp thing going on.