Naming Your Starship

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by David.Blue, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The RANDY-Class USS RANDYRPISE.

    I would, of course, be the captain.
     
  2. David.Blue

    David.Blue Commander Red Shirt

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    I found someone who published a tutorial on YouTube about STO. She created a character named "Tight Pants" (a kind of Vulcan/Trill mix) with enoooorrrrmous...er, tracks of land. Ahem.

    She named her ship USS Pants.

    Found someone else who named their ship USS Incompetence.
     
  3. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Some more random ship names:
    U.S.S. Pathfinder - Nebula-Class
    U.S.S. Cerberus - Centaur-Class
    U.S.S. Shran - Defiant-Class
    U.S.S. Tamerlane - Steamrunner-Class
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This is kind of a bad pun, but...

    USS Mannheim, Steamrunner class

    (Hint: ROLLER, not runner)
     
  5. Forbin

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    A few of my kitbashes are named based on the donor kits:
    The USS Val'Walo was made from a Gundam called a Val-Walo.
    The cargo shuttle named Voyager was made from the Aurora cartoon Fantastic Voyage Voyager.
    The Klingon Mer'Q 9 battlecruiser was made from the Pegasus Models Mercury 9 spaceship.
    The Perry was made from a Revell Perry Rhodan model.
    Starbase 51, "Pegasus Base," is made of Pegasus Models flying saucers.

    The USS Ascender is so-named because it's backwards (Ass-Ender).

    The USS Tiburon looks shark-like to me.

    USS Peregrine is a bird-of-prey.
     
  6. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    USS Great Bridge (Battle of Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA)
     
  7. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I like this. I may have to rethink mine.

    Or, just build two ships....
     
  8. Captain_Amasov

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  9. David.Blue

    David.Blue Commander Red Shirt

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    I remember feeling intrigued by the idea of a ship called El Dorado, i.e. naming a starship after a fictional place. Then we got an actual space shuttle named Atlantis!

    So how about Nebula-class USS Shangri-La?
     
  10. T'Girl

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    El Dorado wasn't a fictional place, he was a person, the Chief of the Muisca tribe in South America. And sure, name a ship after him.

    :)
     
  11. TheSubCommander

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    USS Eldorado, Fleetwood-Class NCC-1959.

    With fins!
     
  12. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm not sure if you're aware of it because it wasn't mentioned in the post, but USS Shangri-La CV-38 was a US aircraft carrier for almost 30 years. The name commemorated the Halsey-Doolittle Raid of 1942.

    I always thought of Pacer, Gremlin and Matador classes when I heard "Ambassador class."
     
  13. BigJake

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    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
     
  14. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Commodore Commodore

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    In the spirit of naming starships after 1970's automobiles (USS El Dorado). I give you the USS Cordoba. The seats on the bridge are made of a very special rare material.
     
  15. J.T.B.

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    Well, when you have to come up with 300+ fish or "denizens of the deep" names for submarines things are bound to get interesting; lets face it, fishermen have come up with some pretty colorful names for what's turned up in their nets over the centuries. But all kidding aside, Tang, Flasher, Wahoo and Harder have some of the proudest records in USN history.
     
  16. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Premium Member

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    USS Awesome. Because it is awesome. :bolian:

    They are indeed.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVELhUyLZGk[/yt]
     
  17. BigJake

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    I believe I've actually heard of the Harder (as in "Hit 'Em Again...", yes?). Yeah, I tried to stay away from anything that was obviously just a slightly humorous-sounding fish name, but I probably still have a few in there. :)
     
  18. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Commodore Commodore

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    The video above was too funny. The Reliant is made by Chrysler. That explains why everything broke so easily. And the ship always seemed slow and sluggish.
     
  19. David.Blue

    David.Blue Commander Red Shirt

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    I wasn't, no. Thanks for sharing!

    Mind you, I also thought of USS Halcyon, USS Asgard, USS Kunlun, USS Lothlorien and USS Elysium.

    Someone earlier mentioned different winged creatures from myth in line my original ship name Hippogriff. Some others come to mind:

    Harpy
    Roc
    Dragon
    Gryphon (wasn't this used already?)
    Phoenix (already used)
    Seraph
    Nephil
    Afreet
    Archangel (also a city in Russia)
    Gabriel (or Jibreel)
    Metronon
    Azreal
    Israfel
    Michael
    Uriel
     
  20. BigJake

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    Archangel is a nice one.

    Not a winged creature, but a mythical sometimes-flying one is the Kirin.
     

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