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Old October 2 2013, 08:43 PM   #53
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Re: Naming Your Starship

Speaking of real American warship names, I was researching some the other day and noticed not a few... intriguing and unexpected entries. For those who want authentic US Navy names for their ship in the finest Starfleet tradition, all of the following are available to you (occasional commentary offered in the spirit of good humour and the profoundest respect, of course, for the fine men and women of the US Navy):

A - D


Admittance
Aggressor
Almond
Aloe
Amerika [at least they didn't spell it with three k's...]
Aphrodite
Asphalt
Assertive
Assurance [“... and gosh darn it, people like me!”]
Bang [This can only be a filthy reference or a disastrous one...]
Barnstable
Bland
Bob Hope
Brisk
Buck
Bumper
Butternut
Camp
Candid
Canon
Caprice [more ships should have porn star names]
Chub
Competent
Consolation [yes, it's a real ship]
Cozy
Desire
Despite
Dicky
Dictator
Diploma
Disdain
Dour


E - I


Exploit
Fairy
Flirt
Freelance
Gayety
Get There
Gnat
Haiti Victory [not just any victory... it's not every day plucky little America squeaks one out against the greatest superpower of them all!]
Haste
Illusive
Impeccable
Impervious
Improve
Impulse
Ice Boat [included for the charming literalism – I can imagine a crew hailing a planet with the message “this is the Federation starship Starship...]
Incessant
Inch
Inflict
Intelligent Whale [from the Dept. Of Important Clarifications]
Invade
Isis


J - N


Jekyl [uh... wasn't Hyde supposed to be the bad-ass?]
Joy
Joyance
Kidder
Knave
Las Vegas Victory [“Remember that time in Vegas when that guy had a full house and I was all, like, BOOM! Royal Flush, baby! Good times.”]
Letter B [maybe the name changed each time the crew memorized one more letter of the alphabet?]
Logic
Lovelace
Lucid [for the moment]
Luster
Manlove [and there is nothing wrong with that... but imagining sailors explaining to people what ship they worked on is still kinda fun]
Mirth
Nero [when you're naming your ship for Roman Emperors, go for the undisputed greatest]
Nonsuch


P - R


Panda [because nothing strikes awe into the enemy like this fearsome predator]
Perfecto
Persistent
Permit
Pert
Pirate
Pollyanna [“Damn! Our shields are still weakening! Men, think positively!”]
Positive
Pyro
Qui Vive
Range Recoverer
Range Tracker [we thank you for the specificity]
Report
Retaliation
Rival
Ruddy
Rush


S


Sac City [I know there's probably a perfectly good explanation for this one, but still...]
Saucy [shamelessly saucy!]
Scribner
Scurry
Shoveler
Skirmish
Snark
Snatch [even barring the obvious slang reference... how was this name supposed to have positive connotations?]
Spectacle
Splendor
Staunch
Stout
Stump
Sturdy
Superior [should always be captained by the biggest, most conceited snob in the fleet]


T – Z


Terrier
Terror [I'm not sure if this is better or worse than “terrier”]
Temptress
Tickler
Transfer
Unicorn
Unit
Usage
Vaterland [from a war in which they were fighting Germany, in case you were wondering]
Venus
Vestal
Vixen
War Bug
Yo Ho [and her sister ships “Hip Hip” and “Huzzah!”]
Zipalong
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