Names for various ships

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Names for various ships

Postby ErinTevra » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:05 pm

I'm having a hard time coming up with names for my ships, I know its far off from the gaming aspect of things but its a lot more fun treating every ship by its own merit...
so here are the names i've gotten so far (excluding most of the wacky ones)
for kestrel: Kesbian..
for osprey: Morianne, Prometheus (:p)
for torus: Tychus..
for nisos: Nesbial, the Stray
for bulwark: Vanguard..
for gila monster: Devourer..
for vortex: Lone Ruby (stole from someone else)
for shivan: Reaper..
for adjudicator: Judicis..
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby Zaffre » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:16 pm

I just come up with a verb fitting with the ship, add HMS or USS as a prefix, and go with that. For instance, I used the name "USS Defiant" for the Kestrel because it's an old and outdated ship but it defies the others and valiantly stands. I used the name "USS Bluesky" for the Mantis B (I also won the game on normal mode with that ship!) because it seems like a blue sky to me.

Just do some thinking and you'll come up with something. USS Dynasty, HMS Candlelight, and USS Defender are all names I've used in past runs.
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby ApSciMorgs » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:05 am

For me, I just put on an FSV (standing for Federation Space Vehicle) at the front, and then stare at the screen for a few minutes before thinking of an amazing name (mostly inspired by Stargate). Occasionally, I'll spend school time thinking up names for when I next need to create a new ship. I've got a whole list on my refill paper somewhere...
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby hybridfive » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Favorite names after ~80 playthroughs

Kestrel A: Initiative - the first
Kestrel B: Oregonian - did my living off the land achievement with this
Stealth A: Chanceless
Stealth B: Bad Decision
Mantis A: Tribulator
Mantis B: Vagrant
Engi A: Autobots
Engi B: Lonely Heart
Cruiser A: Patience
Cruiser B: Songbird - only did this once because it went perfect the first time, so this is the only choice
Slug A: Wretched
Slug B: Psion
Rock A: Pathfinder
Rock B: Furnace
Zoltan A: Prosecutor
Zoltan B: Legislator - see Songbird note
Unknown A: Preserver
Unknown B: Reckless

It may be important to note that I always pre-pend my ship names with the word "The" when I say the names to myself. Serves the same purpose as an abbreviation, to me.
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby ComboBreaker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Torus - Flying Brick
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby upanotch » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:02 am

The Wiggin!
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby MKSTAR26 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:38 pm

Kestrel A - The Serketrenski
Engi A - The Kankrienschi
Engi B - The Captor

Bonus points for knowing the reference.
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby CaptainTeddy » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:27 am

The names i came up with include:
Kestrel A: Rampage
Kestrel B: Revenge/ Betrayal
Kestrel C: The Swashbuckler
Engi A: RoboticAwakening
Engi B: Alone
Engi C: Ultimate Haxor
Stealth A: Shadow Guard
Stealth B: Shadow Cannon
Stealth C: Face Palm
Federation A: The Massacre
Federation B: Flaring Gunship
Federation C: SuicidalAproach
Mantis A: The Bloodbath
Mantis B: The Black Spot
Mantis C: Feral Instincts
Slug A: Nemesis
Slug B: The Marauder
Slug C: The Manipulator
Rock A: Crusher
Rock B: Annihilation
Rock C: Sapphire
Zoltan A: Energy Spark
Zoltan B: The Reaper
Zoltan C: The Twisted
Lanius A: Eternal Blade
Lanius B: Blade Murder
Crystal A: Gembound
Crystal B: Pulse Crystal
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby Terminus Paragon » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:11 pm

These days, I always abbreviate my ships with FNC (Federation Naval Cruiser) though before I just called my ships "The ___".

Of the ships I've unlocked:

Kestrel A: The Raven, The Shrike, The Aegis
Torus A: The Torus, The Corvus
Osprey A: The Shrike, FNC "Supernova" (used this one on one of my favourite playthrougghs!)
Stealth A: FNC "Katana", FNC "Assassin"
Zoltan A: Have yet to play this one (probably because I despise the asymmetrical appearance it has...)
Lanius A: FNC "Blade", FNC "Shuriken"

As you can see, I tend to choose names somewhat related to the ship's appearance/purpose.
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Re: Names for various ships

Postby Archangel Markus » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:10 pm

Best ones I've had so far,

Kestrel - A:

Engi - A:

Zoltan - A:
Predictably Hurt
Nuclear Lawsuit
Flying Red Tape

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