Character: MSi (My initials backwards)
Ship: Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit
Name: "The Edge Of Dawn"
Story: I named this beauty before the Halo series so lets start off with that. I wrote a fan fiction and the captain had a small speech about an impending with the Borg, while rounding the orbit of a large class M planet.
"Here in this great expanse we can never be truly alone. You are never truly alone. In my heart I feel it's cold, and in this desperate hour I cannot deny my own fear. But I am not alone. As your captain I would lead you into this fight with a confidence and cunning un-matched by any other! As your friend I will instead, lead you as an equal. An equal who understands that fear within each of us. These Borg know no fear, and so we shall show them no quarter. They threaten this planet and the people of the planet below know no threat like the Borg. We will defend them with our lives, if needed. We will show these Borg what the federation is made of. Here. At the edge of dawn
Fell in love with my own speech, named my ship after it.
"I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."-Walter
USS Dundee (Fleet Defiant Retrofit) Dundee is where I was born and raised.
USS Icarus II(Excelsior Retrofit) I took the name from the film Sunhine after the ship was built to re-ignite the sun.
USS Antares (Galaxy Class Retrofit) Took the name from the ship on Defying Gravity.
USS Bellerephon (Intrepid Retrofit Zen store version) I made this name to carry on the legacy from the original name on DS9 series. She is the next generation name to the new intrepid
USS Valhalla (Pretty much every ship since the mirada class that you start with): Mostly from an affection for Norse mythology. And my friends have equated me to a Viking, more in physical appearance than demeanor, though sometimes that does apply .
USS H. G. Wells (Wells class science vessel): Pretty self explanatory. And because I'm sometimes unimaginative like that.
My current one is the U.S.S Diplomat ( Ambassador Class Support Cruiser ). Well because i'm kinda the diplomatic guy .... as long as I'm not beeing attacked, plus it kinda fits the role of the Enterprice's explorer roles ....
For my Federation USS ships, I usually choose names that have a basis in the name of the class. So, for instance, the Armitage-class HEC (with its halberd-bearing class emblem) is named the Holmgang after type of duel practiced by early medieval Scandinavians.
My Ambassador-class refit is the exception in this case, as I named it the Exeter in honor of the ship that Jonathan Frakes' character, William T. Riker, served on.
I have several Terran Empire vessels that I have chosen Roman language titles for. Each is a mirror of the English class designation. Therefore, my Mirror Gryphon-class Advanced Escort is named the ISS Opinicus (an opinicus was a mythical false gryphon), and my Mirror Prometheus-class vessel, the ISS Atreides, is named after a different character by the author of Prometheus Bound (and not the hero from Dune, although he's awesome, too). Others include the ISS Retiarius, my Trident-class, and the ISS Hegemon, my Regent-class.
Mine is sort of interesting. I've called mine USS Atlantis, for a few reasons. First of all to honor the Space Shuttle mission, second of all if you remember there actually was a ship called Atlantis in TNG in one of the episodes, and thirdly... It just sounds epic!
USS Berlin (my Cruisers) after the city i was born and still life
USS Warrior (my Defiant and all other Escorts) because its a War-Ship
USS Charles Darwin or only Darwin (my Sci-Ships) after Charles Darwin and why there are some noobs in USA that... "Creation"...
Sometimes Tom Paris or only Paris the Delta Flyer, and the Voyager - USS Janeway.