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18/06/2016 at 20:04 #11771
Alright, not really a contest, but the spirit remains. We need two names for two different ships!
Just post your choice, add where it comes from if you feel it needs clarification. You can put as many suggestions as you want.
My own submissions:
-Kullervo, a tragic hero from Finnish folklore
-Túrin, a tragic hero from Tolkien’s literature based on the above
-Horizon (was my command on the USN)
-Victory18/06/2016 at 20:18 #11775QuinnParticipant
Some of my thoughts:
Agamemnon (esp. for the Apollo class)
Cassandra (esp. for the Apollo class)
Brünnhilde (esp. for the Valkyrie class)18/06/2016 at 20:38 #11777Blaze StrifeParticipant
I’d love the Apollo class to run with the names of the Greek gods, like Ares, Hermes, Zeus; while the Valkyrie class could have names of female Norse gods, like Freya or Frigg.18/06/2016 at 21:46 #11782Roshin DasParticipant
I’ve always liked the sound of TSN Seeker as a scout ship.19/06/2016 at 02:13 #11796
Well, there is a whole list of Valkyrie names that would be suitable for the Valkyrie ships, but many of them are difficult to pronounce if you aren’t familiar with Old Norse. The most straightforward ones would be:
Brynhildr (or Brunhilde), meaning “bright battle”
Göll, “tumult, battle cry”
Grimhildr, Grimhilde, Krimhilda, “battle helm”
Herja, something like “one who devastates”
Hildr (or Hilde), “battle” (do you sense a theme here?)
Hildeberg, “battle fortress”
Hildegund, “battle war” (tautology, anyone?)
Kára, “stormy one”
Sigrún, “victory rune”
And of course, the leader of the Valkyries was Freya herself, going by the name Valfreya, “Mistress of the Slain”.19/06/2016 at 02:40 #11798
Apollo, on the other hand, is associated with the Muses. Tradition has settled on nine, but there are older names for three or seven muses. The thing is, the Muses are associated with the arts, and their names might not be as inspirational for our cruisers. So, in a more war-like vein, I have found:
Enyo and Erida, supposedly sisters of Ares, goddesses of war and blood-lust
Eris, goddess of battle strife and discord
The Hysminai, (singular would be Hysmina), female spirits of battle
the Keres, (singular is Keres), female spirits of cruel death, including death in battle
Nike, goddess of victory long before her name was stolen by a sports attire brand…
Otrera, wife of Ares and mother of the Amazons, goddess of violence and chaos
You may have noticed I’ve suggested exclusively female names. Ships are traditionally female, and goddesses tend to be forgotten, especially the war goddesses.19/06/2016 at 02:48 #11800
keep stealingdraw inspiration from Wagner’s operas and go with Rheintötcher for die Walküre.19/06/2016 at 02:54 #11804
I’d rather go back to Wagner’s sources in mythology, and we have a couple of people who could make sure we pronounce the names correctly. But the decision isn’t up to me. Who has the final say?19/06/2016 at 03:29 #11806
Don’t quote me on this one, but mostly the fleet captain and whoever ends up as permanent CO. This is the first time we actually open to the community the choice of a name, so we’re walking on uncharted territory here.19/06/2016 at 04:06 #11808
At least nobody is suggesting Boaty Mc Boatface 🙂19/06/2016 at 05:00 #11812MatsiyanParticipant
If they are literally the first of their class then they should have their class names (at least in pre-modern times)
If Eris was chosen then her motto would absolutely have to be “Confusion to our enemies!”19/06/2016 at 05:07 #11814MatsiyanParticipant
I should hardly be surprised but I stand in awe at the erudition of Mundy’s scholarship.
As a class, Valkyrie is a terrifying name as they were the choosers of the slain. I particilarly like Valfreya.19/06/2016 at 07:22 #11821AramondParticipant
I’m in agreement with Matsiyan to keep their names as Valkyrie and Apollo.
Isn’t there a maritime superstition that’s bad luck to change a boat’s name? If so, that easily could have carried all the way into 2237. Since we’ve already referred to them as the TSN Valkyrie and TSN Apollo on their maiden voyage, it could be argued that they have received and earned their names already. At least, that’s what Eric would argue.19/06/2016 at 08:48 #11830XavierKeymaster
Technically, it is not their maiden voyages. I have worked on descriptions for the new vessels and these can be found on the ship profile document I posted in the ‘Ship Varients’ thread.19/06/2016 at 21:18 #11916AramondParticipant
Alright, point taken. Still doesn’t change my argument.
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