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  • iamjmphiamjmph Member Posts: 101 Arc User
    Yes
    My original toon is a Fed sci officer... all his ships are named after shades of blue. One officer uses fantasy/historical cities(camelot, avalon, shagri la(sp?), rome things like that) another uses mythological sea creatures(maybe air creatures too dont remember) and another uses Roman God, one i deleted used Bladed Weapons(Balisong, Scimitar, Dagger) another fantasy sword names... my most recent used celestial bodies of our solar system. I usually just random pick my klingon and my 1 rom toon
  • aries73321aries73321 Member Posts: 60 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    I have characters named after family members and ship names that are something related to each one.

    My main toons in each faction are variations of my name and I have a female toon in each faction named after my wife. On the KDF side I made up my own Klingon House with characters named after myself, my wife, daughter, stepson, sister, brother-in-law. I also have another female toon in each faction named after my mom, one of the original Trekkies (she was in her teens when TOS came on). I grew up watching Trek with her.
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  • arionisaarionisa Member Posts: 1,387 Arc User
    Yes
    All but a very few of my many toons has "ari" somewhere within the name. I usually just keep clicking on random until something comes up that I can add ari to somewhere and not end up totally ridiculous. Ships, no real scheme to it, sometimes I keep what they come with, sometimes I don't.
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  • dumas13dumas13 Member Posts: 269 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    My method of naming toons is hitting the random name button until something good comes up. I usually do the same for Rom and KDF ships because I have a poor handle on their names. I think the only Romulan ship name I came up with on my own is the RRW Teel'deer, and even that might've been a minor change from something that randomly flashed by. One Fed toon pretty much just has a grabbag of names that sounded good at the time. For all my toons, advanced versions of an old ship (Say, a T6 Tactical Escort vs my basic Defiant) get a roman numeral tacked on to the old name.

    That said, I do have themes on a couple characters:

    My main is a Vulcan Engineer who mostly flies cruisers and names ships after regions of Greece, mostly because for some reason my first end-game goal was a Sovereign-class named Arcadia. So I have the Lacedaemonia, Attica, Ithaca, and so on. Her main ship has been the USS Arcadia III since the Intel Assault Cruiser's been out.

    My newest toon is an Andorian Science captain whose ships are named after drinks, like her T6 Battlecruiser named the USS Rusty Nail, the 31C Multi-Mission Science Vessel USS Amasec, and the Krenim Science Vessel Macallan.
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  • kiralynkiralyn Member Posts: 1,116 Arc User
    Some of them. And to varying degrees.

    One KDF character, all the ships she's flown are weapon-ish names (Broadsword, Rapier, etc)
    I've got my Elsa character from Frozen, flying the USS Arendelle, with a bridge crew of Anna + Disney princesses. With Tetryon weapons, the Breen cold space set, and various cold ground abilities from the Winter event. And a snowman pet.
    One character has a roster of doffs named alphabetically (Annie, Beth, Chris, etc... not those names exactly)
    Another character has a roster of doffs named after characters from a fanfic I was reading at the time.

    Meanwhile, other characters are just random. /shrug
  • feiqafeiqa Member Posts: 2,390 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    As a general rule yes.
    My AoY is Cassandra Truth. IE a true thing no one will believe. Her ship and hull number are taken from the cinematic for AoY of the Constitution ship that held the line at Caleb IV.
    Or my crew of 'misfits' on the William Porter.
    Or would be marines crewing the Minor Province.
    IE most are the get the job done kind not the look pretty during inspection.
    And my first AV kept for posterity commanding the Halsey. Because it was a ship my RL father served on.

    P.S. I should add that if I don't have a theme for a ship and crew then I usually don't keep them.

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  • annemarie30annemarie30 Member Posts: 1,574 Arc User
    my main's ships all are named after characters from CATS.
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  • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,225 Arc User
    No
    This post makes me want to make the following Fed character:

    Indoctrinated Drone
    U.S.S. Federation Rhetoric

    And to create the fleet:
    We're Coming To Assimilate You
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  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    Yes
    Yeah, I pick a theme and go with it. I'm very unoriginal. I'll pick a character from a book/tv/movie/video game and use that.
    Sometimes I think I play STO just to have something to complain about on the forums.
  • turbomagnusturbomagnus Member Posts: 3,476 Arc User
    Yes
    On some characters I do, others I don't. For example, I have a Gorn character whose ships are all named after real or mythic reptiles (Alligator, Komodo, Bahamut from Final Fantasy, etc.); a Naausicaan whose crew are all named after Dreadnoks (from G.I. Joe) and given appropriate uniforms; things like that. I have just as many characters whose captain and crew names are random selections and their ships' names pulled from a pool of names that I like to use (Patton, Righteous, Johnny Tremain, Valley Forge, and so forth)
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,447 Arc User
    Yes
    > @tm706 said:
    > All of my ships are named after American fast attack submarines or in some cases Subs from WWII.

    Fast attack subs? Got a new one for you then. The USS South Dakota will be christened tomorrow.
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,447 Arc User
    Yes
    > @turbomagnus said:
    > On some characters I do, others I don't. For example, I have a Gorn character whose ships are all named after real or mythic reptiles (Alligator, Komodo, Bahamut from Final Fantasy, etc.); a Naausicaan whose crew are all named after Dreadnoks (from G.I. Joe) and given appropriate uniforms; things like that. I have just as many characters whose captain and crew names are random selections and their ships' names pulled from a pool of names that I like to use (Patton, Righteous, Johnny Tremain, Valley Forge, and so forth)

    I tend to throw in Rodger Young as a ship name periodically, due to a great love of the works of Robert A Heinlein, especially the Starship Troopers novel.
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,247 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    For my original characters I just go with a name which might fit their profession and maybe race. For characters I based on from shows movies and games I will go for a name of something involved in their respective origin whether it be technology, other characters, or ships if they are from a sci-fi. For an example I made a Roger Wilco from Space Quest toon and named a few of his ships after ones from the games that he used or was stationed on such as the Aluminum Mallard, SCS Eureka, SCS Goliath, and Deep Ship 86. I made an Adam Jensen toon from the Deus Ex series and named his ships Picas, Sarif, and his current Phantom escort Deus Ex.
  • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 360 Arc User
    Yes
    On some characters I do, others I don't. For example, I have a Gorn character whose ships are all named after real or mythic reptiles (Alligator, Komodo, Bahamut from Final Fantasy, etc.); a Naausicaan whose crew are all named after Dreadnoks (from G.I. Joe) and given appropriate uniforms; things like that. I have just as many characters whose captain and crew names are random selections and their ships' names pulled from a pool of names that I like to use (Patton, Righteous, Johnny Tremain, Valley Forge, and so forth)

    Nice! I made some Dreadnok boffs for one of my toons as well. ^^ I also have a Gorn toon that I pretty much made into a 1920s/30s style gangster, and I usually name his ships after gangsters of that era, such as the IKS Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd, and so on.

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  • feiqafeiqa Member Posts: 2,390 Arc User
    Yes

    I also have a Gorn toon that I pretty much made into a 1920s/30s style gangster, and I usually name his ships after gangsters of that era, such as the IKS Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd, and so on.

    Let me guess, gorn in tuxedo?
    If so I now more wish they let us get the tommy guns and maybe fedoras.

    Originally Posted by pwlaughingtrendy
    Network engineers are not ship designers.
    Nor should they be. Their ships would look weird.
  • nimbullnimbull Member Posts: 1,470 Arc User
    No
    Closest thing I have to this is an alt fed engineer named Sarah June Smith of the USS Bad Wolf (Kelvin Intel Dreadnought) The crew however is not themed. Everyone else is just a mix.
    Green people don't have to be.... little.
  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 3,049 Arc User
    Yes
    For the bridge officers, I leave the name they got when I recruited them. For the Captains, it's random and whatever sounds nice to me and close enough to their species' own naming standards (that said, my main's first name "Cyboline" comes from M'Ress' first name "Shiboline" from the various novels and comics).

    This is different for the ships:
    -for my main, the main ship is always an "Oriale" (name of the main snake antagonist of an obscure but good French cartoon from the 2000s), the current one is the -E
    -for my main KDF, it's related to siblings (the current one is "Be'nl'", Klingon for "sister")
    -for my main RR, it's related to time and space (the current one is "Suriuu", Rihannsu for "Present time")
    -for the TOS character, it's a random name from current trends (the current one is "Corvus", the name of the corvette used by the Imperial protagonist from the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II game)
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  • mspfuelermspfueler Member Posts: 78 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    My Rom primary and all doff names come from the Dune series. (Thufir, Maud'Dib, Duncan You-Da-Ho',etc). My Fed Primary and all doffs come from the Clive Cussler series. (Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, Admiral Sandecker).

    I let the computer randomly generate names for my KDF toons.
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  • alcyoneserenealcyoneserene Member Posts: 1,828 Arc User
    Some.

    I name certain ships with reference to something about paranormal accounts (aliens & UFOs). Some are about RSE pride, at least one is just meant to be funny (the lukari scout science saucer is called "aliens"), my Annorax is purple and named Vanu Sovereignty after Planetside2, planning on renaming my fleet Scryer to Scythe.

    My characters are named after greek goddesses or constellations, or things I come up with that I like, or based on species-typical naming conventions.

    It's a lot of fun being able to rename ships, characters, Boffs, just wish they'd allow I.R.W. on all Romulan ships already, am so beyond fed up with the republican nonsense.
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  • smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 3,317 Arc User
    Characters I often make of my own.
    Ships I name after heros of mine.

    USS Hoagland, after Richard C. Hoagland.
    My Tholian Widow is named USS Steven Greer.
    I got a Lukari ship named USS Tsoukalos, after Giorgio Tsuokalos
    You get the idea. :)
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,447 Arc User
    Yes
    I wouldn't call a nut job like Hoagland a hero, guy is more batshit crazy than L. Ron.
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  • burstorionburstorion Member Posts: 1,608 Arc User
    No
    No... ish - I don't have a scheme but for gorn flown ships

    Gorn in 60s
    Gorn with the wind
    Gorn in the KDF
    Gorn'a shoot'yu
    Gorn Say'lin (Gone sailing)
    Ef'ex Gorn (sci ship, lol)
    Gornarreeah
    Gorn Crazy
    Gorn on the cob
    Wild Gornner
    Ees'a Gornar

    ..and so on
  • talonxvtalonxv Member Posts: 4,241 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    Yes and no. For my main sometimes ill name them for favorite characters. Other times not.

    On my main I have a head RP of a squadron of escorts with the Manticore class DE as flagship. The Manticore class is named Indefatigable but the smaller escorts are named after the Cyclone class patrol ships.
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  • turbomagnusturbomagnus Member Posts: 3,476 Arc User
    Yes
    On some characters I do, others I don't. For example, I have a Gorn character whose ships are all named after real or mythic reptiles (Alligator, Komodo, Bahamut from Final Fantasy, etc.); a Naausicaan whose crew are all named after Dreadnoks (from G.I. Joe) and given appropriate uniforms; things like that. I have just as many characters whose captain and crew names are random selections and their ships' names pulled from a pool of names that I like to use (Patton, Righteous, Johnny Tremain, Valley Forge, and so forth)

    Nice! I made some Dreadnok boffs for one of my toons as well. ^^ I also have a Gorn toon that I pretty much made into a 1920s/30s style gangster, and I usually name his ships after gangsters of that era, such as the IKS Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd, and so on.

    Some of them are more of a stretch because the 'Noks do open vests and sleeveless shirts so frequently and the game is more limited in those areas - though they can still be recognisable as the original three and Zartan, Monkeywrench, Thrasher, etc. - but it's almost creepy how well an Orion female with pink 'faux hawk' hair can be made to resemble Zarana...

    Actually, the theme for that particular character's ships is that they're all Nausicaan Destroyers and their names start with Z; 'Zartan', 'Zarana', 'Zandar', 'Zanya', 'Zakerian' (ran out of Dreadnoks, so that one was actually named after a certain pastry chef...) and so forth...
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  • dirlettiadirlettia Member Posts: 1,591 Arc User
    No
    Nope. I play too many games and have too many alts to think of anything serious to call them so my ships call on the wonderful random name generator, and my characterrs have the first tthing which pops into my head. My AoY toon for instance is named Mosna with the surname Doit. A little fun never hurt anybody.

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  • onetontoadonetontoad Member Posts: 58 Arc User
    I name all my ships and charaters but no real pattern there sept for the ship registory numbers which is the day i aquire that ship so today would 141017-A ,if I get 2 ships that day it would b 141017-B ...and so on.
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  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,447 Arc User
    Yes
    > @dirlettia said:
    > Nope. I play too many games and have too many alts to think of anything serious to call them so my ships call on the wonderful random name generator, and my characterrs have the first tthing which pops into my head. My AoY toon for instance is named Mosna with the surname Doit. A little fun never hurt anybody.

    Thats exactly why I come up with naming themes, because I have so many characters, play so many games, & have so many varied interests. It helps make each character feel more individual to me, even if its the same species/career/faction as another character. I also enjoy the occassions when other players recognize the source of the names, which happens a lot less than I'd honestly expect most of the time. Took 2 years before someone noticed Crash Override was a Hackers reference for example.
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  • arionisaarionisa Member Posts: 1,387 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes
    azrael605 wrote: »
    I wouldn't call a nut job like Hoagland a hero, guy is more batshit crazy than L. Ron.

    I had no idea who he was so I did a Google search, I think batshit crazy is an understatement. He makes that wild haired dude on Ancient Aliens look sane.

    Edited because my d key doesn't always work and I don't always notice
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  • bonzodog01bonzodog01 Member Posts: 147 Arc User
    Yes
    I name all my characters using in lore names and the ships are named using sourced names of planetary regions native to the race of the character.

    So my Bajoran Tac captain is called Shakaar and flies a T6 Defiant called the USS Rakantha (Rakantha Province on Bajor).

    My KDF Klingon captain is called Tevone (looked it up, appears to be a klingon name), she flies a T6 Kolasi Siege Destroyer called the NFV Raylon (province on Nausicaa)
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  • hanover2hanover2 Member Posts: 1,024 Arc User
    Yes
    One of my toons I name ships after cars I've driven. Another's are named after Metallica songs (Kelvin Intel Dreadnought U.S.S. Creeping Death \m/ ). One has ships named with variations on my dead dog's name. MANY of them fly ships named by whatever random song was playing in the background when it was commissioned.
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