ISS Panem (kitbashed Mirror recon science): Both my Mirror Universe ships are named for non-Trek literary villains. This one refers to the evil government of the Hunger Games trilogy.
ISS Voldemort (Imperial Mirror cruiser): Named, of course, for the principal villain of the Harry Potter series. (Its registry is NCC-103181, referring to the date he killed Harry's parents.)
USS Borgata (Gladius escort): This is the ship I use for Tour The Galaxy and the Borg sector block dailies. It has all my Borg tech on it, so I named it the Borgata (after the Las Vegas casino/hotel) as a tongue-in-cheek reference to that fact.
USS Condor (Chimera destroyer): The Chimera is one ugly-@$$ bird, so I named mine (my go-to for most STFs) after another ugly-@$$ bird.
USS Kitty Hawk (Atrox carrier): Another tongue-in-cheek name (this time referring to it being a Caitian carrier, which I've custom-built for The Cure STF) ostensibly after the place in North Carolina where the Wright brothers flew the first airplane.
USS North Star (Polaris recon science): A throwback to my roleplaying days (years before the name was used for a 22nd-century freighter in ENT). Making it a Polaris-class was a no-brainer, as Polaris is, of course, another name for the northern star.
USS Pathfinder (Vesta surveillance): The name of my newest ship refers to both the "Pathfinder Project" from VOY and one of the first Mars rovers.
USS Pax Federatica (Science Odyssey): My flagship's name (which in turn inspired my PWE handle) is a play on Pax Britannica.
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I have loads depending on toon/ship type/toon type etc.
USS Seppuku. Formal Japanese word for ritual suicide.
USS Avalon & King Arthur from Arthurian legend.
USS Hyperreal '90s song from the band Shamen
USS Woking (on my Thunderchild) class name taken from HG Wells War of the Worlds and Woking where the martians landed in story and is also my hometown!
And lots more.
Monkey see, Monkey do. Monkey flings Feathered Monkey poo...
USS Electric Funeral -Black Sabbath song off "Paranoid"
I've also used:
USS Agamemnon (reference to the Dune series, which in turn was referencing greek mythology)
USS Maelstrom Rider (Buck Rodger's ship, at least in the Sega Genesis RPG I remember so fondly)
USS Nautilus (Captain Nemo's Submarine)
USS Cerberus - multi-vector (not Cerberus class but I imagine our reasons were the same for naming it)
USS Servian - Vesta - Vesta class ships named after the 7 hills, mine's the walls that protected them
USS Icon - Galaxy X - self explanatory there
IKS QeylIS BetleH - Sword of Kahless is bound to be a common KDF ship name
U.S.S. Dubois! named after a Town in Southern Idaho.
U.S.S. Bannock! Named after an Indian Tribe and a County in South Idaho.
U.S.S. Cache! named after The Valley in North Utah that i was born and Raised in!
I.S.S. Minidoka! named after a County in South Idaho!
I.S.S. Cassia! named after a Town in south Idaho.
U.S.S.Yamato! named after The Original Yamato that was destroyed in The TNG Episode Contagion. In fact I have a Shuttle Named after The First Yamato`s Captain
U.S.S. Varley! named after The First Yamato`s captain Donald Varley!
U.S.S. Rising Star! named after The Luxury Ship on The 70s Battlestar Galactica.
U.S.S. Kamchatka! named after a Piece of land in Russia.
U.S.S. Warsaw! named after a City in Poland!
U.S.S. Kendra! named after The Valley on Bajor in which The Kendra Valley Massacre happened!
I.K.S. Trypticon! named after The Dinosaur Transformer in The 80s Transformers.
A.K.S. Rattbatt! named after a Transformer from The 80s.
I.K.S. Inferno! named after one of My favorite Disaster Movies! The Towering Inferno.
I.K.S. Devastator! named after a WEapon from The N64 Game Perfect Dark.
A.K.S. Onslaught! named after a Decepticon from The 80s.
USS Atlantic, Defiant-class. First name that came when I loaded up my Sao Paulo refit with my first character upon reaching level 30, and I thought I would keep it going for the T5 Defiant retrofit. I liked the sound of it.
USS Indefatigable, Excelsior-class Lakotra retrofit. Named after a Horatio Hornblower ship. Was my eng's ship, replaced it with...
USS Armstrong, Sovereign-class Regent refit. I bought this ship and named it on the same day that Neil Armstrong passed away.
USS Callisto, Luna-class. Follows the Luna-class naming conventions. Was my science character's ship, until I replaced it with...
USS Endeavour, Intrepid-class. I prefer the Intrepid-class in terms of looks and performance compared to the Luna. Named after the ship that Captain Cook commanded when he landed on Australia (I'm an Aussie).
IKS Kortovar, B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey. Just came up with a name that sounded good to my ears, that sounded 'klingon'.
IKS Gra'kor, Vorcha-class Attack Cruiser. Same as above.
My main ship, the Odyssey class, is the USS LoPresto, named for Astrophysics professor, Dr. James Charles LoPresto of Edinboro University of PA. I've long used the name as designation for my Star Trek clubs that I've run over the years. If only they would loosen up on the numbering schemes so I could use the NCC-29665-C designation which is my club designation. Other ships are named for friends that have passed on, friends that have been left behind, or cities and rivers.