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# 41
08-14-2011, 04:36 AM
I fly escort and I have named one of my ships the U.S.S. Liberator. This is to honor my grandfather who flew the B-24 Liberator back in WW2. My other names I choose names of my favorite sports teams or something that goes with my character. I have one Caitian tactical captain and I usually name the ship in reference to the show Thundercats, which was my favorite show as a kid.
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# 42
08-15-2011, 01:10 AM
The Weatherlight is the name of the airship in the Magic the Gathering book series "The Rath Cycle". I liked the name, and the 1st book, and so I use that

Plus, the name gives me an explorery feeling, lol.
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# 43
08-15-2011, 06:34 AM
USS Coral Sea=Galaxy Class Retrofit-named after in honor of the aircraft carrier that my late grandfather served aboard.
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# 44
08-15-2011, 07:02 AM
Well I named my Souvereign-class-ship "USS Serenity". Not the most creative name, I know, but I believe it fits PERFECTLY to a federation ship: It sounds cool and it doesnt have an "agressive" meaning like... most of the other names I like.
Tha fact that I love Firefly is more a coincedence then purpose...
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# 45
08-15-2011, 07:55 AM
I like cute names, or associated with cuteness. My current ship is named the Fluffy Kitten.
Tribble, Mogwai, Adorable and Boo Bear are among a few I've used as well.
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# 46
08-16-2011, 11:11 AM
Can I go off-topic slightly with a suggestion?

If you make a character who's British or Japanese or Klingon, don't name the ship after a British County or Japanese Prefecture or Klingon word, respectively.

It looks really corny, as if Starfleet Command has its personnel management meetings on Friday afternoons when the admirals are all bored, and they sit around the conference table matching Captains to names and have a giggle about the fact that Captain Bacon will be commanding the Copenhagen.
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# 47
08-17-2011, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Munrock
Can I go off-topic slightly with a suggestion?

If you make a character who's British or Japanese or Klingon, don't name the ship after a British County or Japanese Prefecture or Klingon word, respectively.

It looks really corny, as if Starfleet Command has its personnel management meetings on Friday afternoons when the admirals are all bored, and they sit around the conference table matching Captains to names and have a giggle about the fact that Captain Bacon will be commanding the Copenhagen.
What say we apply that to American ship names with American characters too... or not
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# 48
08-17-2011, 07:56 AM
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What say we apply that to American ship names with American characters too... or not
Are you implying that canonically, the majority of Starfleet Captains are American and the majority of ships named after places are named after American places?
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# 49
08-17-2011, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Munrock
Are you implying that canonically, the majority of Starfleet Captains are American and the majority of ships named after places are named after American places?
not especially... though strangely that seems to be true... gosh it must be corny...
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# 50
08-17-2011, 11:21 AM
Lets see, I like to keep things pretty simple, for example on my shuttles I normally just keep the default names. I'll list my ships below, those normally have a better backstory.

USS Daedalus - Miranda Class - Mainly because I wanted my first ship to share the name of one of my favorite vessels of another sci-fi series.

USS Celestra - Nova Class - The Celestra is the name of a science vessel in Battlestar Galactica's Colonial Fleet.

USS Yamamoto - Akira Class - Since the Akira is a Japanese name it only seemed right to name it after the famous commander-in-chief of the Japanese navy.
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