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# 61
08-03-2012, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ssargon View Post
I've only passingly themed my characters. Only ones I really pre-planned were my sci Klink, using FF4 names: the Scarmilogne, Cagnazzo, Barbariccia, and Rubicante levelling up, with Rubicante, Golbez and Zeromus for endgame.
I take it you've seen FFVI names already in the game? I've seen an endgame ship named the IKS Kefka floating around...

Man that guy was a bast... um... an omnicidal jerk...
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# 62
08-03-2012, 09:02 PM
I for one hate some of the stupid names I've seen for ships. I've seen an IKS Fueled by Qaw Qaw. Really? Seriously? I've also seen a USS Male 4Male Lover. No. Just no. I name my ships after a broad range of things. My Defiant is Serenity, my Sovereign is Orion after the character from Chuck, and my Odyssey is Victoria for the Queen/BC CIty/Australian State. On my Science officer, I name ships after scientist characters, my Intrepid being Samantha Carter etc. My main KDF character I tried to go with warriors/honorable characters such as Lennier, Bra'tac, Teal'c, G'kar, and Ivanova. So when I see a name like USS Kitty Litter, or anything from My Little Pony, I have to fight the urge to stop what I'm doing, go rogue (if I'm on the FED side) and blast them from my sky.
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# 63
08-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Aaw, I love ships with ridiculous names. I named my Vo'Quv: "WeTurnForNobody" in honor of Spaceballs and the fact that the Vo'Quv turns like a [insert metaphor for something that moves in a straight line].

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# 64
08-03-2012, 09:47 PM
My Fed Engineer's cruisers ended up sharing names with Shuttles (Endeavour, Challenger, Discovery, etc), mostly because both have a tendency to be named for famous vessels of exploration.

My Fed Tac has spent most of his career in the Akira-class (now refitted to Armitage specs) USS Washington. I got it from a semi-canon list of Akira names on Memory Beta. As the dedication plaque reads: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."

With my Fed Sci, I tried to follow the class schemes of all her ships. Her Nova-class mini-Sov was USS Solstice, after the example of the Equinox; her Horizon-class was USS Moraine (significant boundaries like "Equator" or "Shoreline"; a moraine is the berm of earth pushed up at the front of a glacier). For an Intrepid ala Voyager, USS Dolphin (from another Memory Beta list, if I recall, almost certainly named for the research sub). And finally, the Luna-class USS Europa should need no explanation.

My Klingon Tac's ships were... colorful. His first command was the Quch'Hoh ("Joyful Murder" or something along those lines); when it was lost in a raid, he was given the Qul mI'wI ("Fire Dancer"). Then came "Blood Drinker"/"Drinker of Blood". He currently commands the Qin-class IKS Koloth, named (of course) for the legendary captain.

Finally, my Gorn Eng named his Freighter "S'yahazah", the Egg Bringer.
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Captain
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# 65
08-04-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by aesica View Post
Aaw, I love ships with ridiculous names. I named my Vo'Quv: "WeTurnForNobody" in honor of Spaceballs and the fact that the Vo'Quv turns like a [insert metaphor for something that moves in a straight line].
heh... when I get one of those ships I'll probably name it something that involves bricks... but not "IKS Brick Joke"... that'd be a bit much.
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# 66
08-04-2012, 03:56 AM
I've named mine after Black metal songs.

U.S.S. Puritania (Armitage Class)
U.S.S. Lilith (Defiant Class)
U.S.S. Frail Midnight (Intripid Class)
U.S.S. Invictus (Galaxy -X Class)

My klingon ships are random generated.

I.K.S. Drongath (Vor'Kang Class)
I.K.S. Trimoh (Negh'Var Class)
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# 67
08-04-2012, 04:25 AM
My ships are named after places that are meaningful to me in some way, with one exception.

U.S.S. Abilene - Runabout - named for my second favorite city in Texas

U.S.S. Connemara - Mirror Star Cruiser - named for my home

U.S.S. Dallas - Tac Escort - named for the city I enlisted in

U.S.S. Dublin - Mirror Assault Cruiser - named for favorite city in Ireland

U.S.S. New Jerusalem - Heavy Escort Carrier - if you're familiar with the Bible then you recognize this, if not, well I don't know how to explain it

U.S.S. Raider - Caitian Stalker Fighter - this is the exception

U.S.S. San Antonio - Advanced Escort - named for my favorite city

Also, guess where I live
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# 68
08-04-2012, 04:25 AM
The two ships I have that are presently seeing the highest usage are a defiant and scourge retrofit.

I named the defiant U.S.S. Chivalrous. It's from the school of naming that picks a quality that I hope the ship and her crew will embody. I wanted the name to tie in with other ships of the escort class like the Defiant and Valiant: Particularly the Valiant as I imagined Chivalrous being a 40 year old vessel that was intended as her sister ship. She's got some dents and a seen a few refits but she's a fighter.

The scourge is I.K.S. yIQongtaH. I'm reasonably confident I got the syntax right but it's meant as declaration to an enemy, "You sleep forever!". It's an allusion to impending death as a consequence of not being vigilant. Sadly the borg cubes in elite STFs don't seem to understand Klingon and one shot me with alarming frequency.

My fed science officer is still in command of her Intrepid. I went with U.S.S. Yuris as a nod to Enterprise and the vulcan doctor/researcher who took a stand for mind-melding vulcans. The medical bit was nice but a liked the idea of a touchstone for for vulcan civil rights.
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