heavy lids wrote:
The same thing happened when Sisko took command of the Sao Paulo and had permission to change the name to Defiant.
That was so dumb though. Totally unnecessary. And I like the name Sao Paulo more than Defiant.
Aside from the residents of Sao Paulo, you're probably in the minority that do.
But renaming the ship the Defiant
was both a morale-raising move for Starfleet forces as well as a message (i.e., raised middle finger) to the Dominion, IMO.