Captain Rob wrote:
USS Sovereign. Lead ship of the Sovereign class. Named for the other British flagship present at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Royal Sovereign.
Isn't that more an example of picking an existing name rather than coming up with your own starship name?
I think re-applying existing names has to count. After all, Enterprise
was itself an inspired re-application of an existing name. (Although I get what you're saying -- there's already an "existing" Trek ship with that name.)