New ship names

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    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.


    I like the name TSN Gladius.


    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,


    A list I’ve been sitting on since this began:

    TSN Condor
    TSN Cormorant
    TSN Darter
    TSN Harrier
    TSN Kestrel
    TSN Kite
    TSN Osprey
    TSN Roller

    Non-avian animals:
    TSN Caiman
    TSN Cobra
    TSN Hornet
    TSN Lynx
    TSN Moray
    TSN Python
    TSN Scorpion
    TSN Stingray

    Celestial objects:
    TSN Arcturus
    TSN Castor
    TSN Procyon
    TSN Pollux
    TSN Rigel
    TSN Sirius

    TSN Andromeda
    TSN Aries
    TSN Cetus
    TSN Cygnus
    TSN Fornax
    TSN Gemini
    TSN Orion
    TSN Sagittarius

    TSN Diligent
    TSN Fierce
    TSN Gallant
    TSN Relentless
    TSN Stalwart
    TSN Steadfast
    TSN Vigilant

    TSN Basilisk
    TSN Manticore
    TSN Revenant
    TSN Siren
    TSN Spectre
    TSN Wraith
    TSN Wyvern

    TSN Archer
    TSN Dragoon
    TSN Explorer
    TSN Nomad
    TSN Paladin
    TSN Ranger
    TSN Surveyor
    TSN Vanguard

    Historical figures:
    TSN Galileo
    TSN Huygens
    TSN Kepler
    TSN Magellan

    TSN Apex
    TSN Gale
    TSN Hurricane
    TSN Monsoon
    TSN Predator
    TSN Rook

    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).

    Adele Mundy

    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.)


    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.

    Matthew Vaj

    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.

    Adele Mundy

    I see the “powerful natural forces” names as more suitable for a heavy brigade.


    How about something a little lighter for natural forces, then – perhaps ‘Zephyr’? It also has the added benefit of a Greek god reference.

    Adele Mundy

    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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