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23/07/2017 at 09:52 #25489XavierKeymaster
Ive opened this topic to collect names for new ships. With the destruction of ships in recent missions, it gives us the opportunity to start over with ship names. These are some from the past:
Guardian, Raven, Eagle, Falcon, Orion, Pegasus, Osiris.
Some idea the Command staff were discussion last night included:
Names relating to snakes: Python, Boa, Venom, Sidewinder, Serpant, Basilisk
Names relating to swords: Rapier, Broadsword, Sabre
Names relating to Ancient Greece: Spartan, Athenian, Argonian
Names from the Lost Fleet: Indestructable, Fearless, Glorius, Dragon
Any ideas are welcome. I was considering a theme for the division, though we could simply stick with choosing ‘cool’ sounding names instead.23/07/2017 at 10:42 #25494AnonymousInactive
I like the name TSN Gladius.23/07/2017 at 13:28 #25499MatsiyanParticipant
Hard to think of snakes as good guys.
Swords are cool if very martial and lots of variety
Rapier, Sabre, Epée, Foil, Estoc, Smallsword, Courtsword, Sword-cane
Broadsword, Longsword, Bastard, Falchion, Claymore, Shortsword, Gladius, Backsword, Falcata
Nodachi, Tachi, Katana, Wakizashi, Ken, Tanto, Aikuchi, Ninjato, Nagamaki, Chokuto, Kodachi
Poniard, Dirk, Dagger, Stiletto, Kukri, Bowie, Kris, Parang, Acinaces
Shamshir, Tulwar, Kilij, Pulwar, Cutlass, Scimitar,
Khopesh, Kopis, Xiphos, Makhaira,
Excalibur, Caliburn, Kusunagi, Stormbringer, Mournblade, Needle,
Sting, Glamdring, Beater, Biter, Orcrist,24/07/2017 at 14:42 #25509AposineParticipant
A list I’ve been sitting on since this began:
Didn’t care to include any deities.
Restricting the entire fleet to a single theme would, in my opinion, feel a bit cheesy – Captain-Planet-y – and diminish ship individuality. I’d even propose scrapping the palette for insignias (I’d love to do some designs, by the way).25/07/2017 at 06:32 #25530
Have a quick list of Greek deities, all female, as ships are:
TSN ship and shuttle names
TSN Astraea (Star goddess)
TSN Atropos (Oldest of the Fates, the one who cuts the thread of life);
TSN Bia (Force, Energy);
TSN Brizo (Goddess of mariners);
TSN Celaeno (One of the Pleiades. Said to be the mother of the Poseidon’s children Lycus and Nycteus)
Shuttles: Lycus, Nycteus
TSN Ceto (Primordial sea monster goddess – as in, cetacean – the daughter of Gaia and Pontus and mother of sea monsters)
Shuttles: Scylla, Charybdis
TSN Clotho (Youngest of the Three Fates and responsible for spinning the thread of human life)
TSN Doris (A sea nymph whose name represented the bounty of the sea. Mother of the Nereids.)
TSN Enyo (Minor goddess of war and destruction, the companion and lover of the war god Ares and connected to Eris.)
TSN Eris (Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord and connected to the war-goddess Enyo.)
TSN Iris (Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky.) scout?
TSN Lachesis (Second of the Three Fates, the measurer of the thread of life woven by Clotho’s spindle which determines Destiny.)
TSN Nemesis (The goddess of retribution and personification of vengeance.)
TSN Nike (Goddess of victory)
TSN Nyx (Primordial goddess of the night.)
TSN Themis (Ancient Greek Titaness and goddess of divine order, law, natural law and custom.)
TSN Thetis (Sea nymph, goddess of water and one of the fifty Nereids, daughters of the ancient sea god Nereus. Also a shapeshifter and a prophet.)
TSN Urania (One of the Muses, the muse of astronomy and astrology.)29/07/2017 at 04:03 #25619MatsiyanParticipant
Most navies seem to use consistent names for each class of ship and they would relate to the name of the first in class. So Artemis class light cruisers would all be named after Greek gods or perhaps only Greek goddesses, or they would be named after female war deities from any pantheon.
The class name should define the other members of the class. So Horizon class vessels might be named, Equator, Sunrise, Sunset, Dusk, Dawn (or maybe Aurora), Tropic, Latitude, Longitude, Equinox, Solstice, Terminator, Aphelion, Perihelion, Meridian, Arctic, Antarctic, Polaris, Precession, Ecliptic, Nadir, Zenith, because they are all related to planetary/solar phenomena.29/07/2017 at 06:15 #25621Matthew VajParticipant
I’m personally a fan of powerful natural forces: TSN Tsunami, TSN Hurricane, TSN Whirlwind, TSN Cyclone, etc. Maybe even TSN (Super)Nova or TSN Starburst.31/07/2017 at 20:49 #25671
I see the “powerful natural forces” names as more suitable for a heavy brigade.01/08/2017 at 16:05 #25690DonovanParticipant
How about something a little lighter for natural forces, then – perhaps ‘Zephyr’? It also has the added benefit of a Greek god reference.01/08/2017 at 17:21 #25692
I like it! I can think of Boreas and Notus, as well.
Oh, and Wikipedia has a whole page of wind deities in several pantheons, so that’s a whole stash of names.
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