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Do you have a naming scheme for your characters and/or ships?

azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 11,135 Arc User
Like the title says. Do you set up the names of your characters, Boffs & ships according to a specidic scheme/theme?

For example my AoY character is named Eliott Spencer, his ship is the USS Nathan Ford, his Boffs include Cmdr. Alec Hardison, these names are all references to the TV series Leverage. Another character (my oldest, first creation) is named Charles Victor Strange, a reference to Professor X, Doctor Doom, & Dr. Strange. Yet another character (KDF) is named Gaheris Rhade & he flies the IKS Kodiac Pride, an Andromeda reference. Just curious what others come up with or if people just spam random :).
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  • byozuma#0956 byozuma Member Posts: 502 Arc User
    So far I've named my ships all after NPCs or zone from Final Fantasy XI and XIV (my character just being my XI/XIV character recreated as they were in those games), but clearly I'm fashioning them in a Star Wars theme. The ship in my banner is the V.S.D. Alisaie (V.S.D. standing for Victory Star Destroyer). My temporal captain also flies a S'ateth named V.S.D. Alphinaud. I also have a Bastion on my main account named I.S.D. Ascilia (the birth name of XIV's Minfilia). And if I can get ahold of the Vorgon carrier I'm so calling it S.S.D.... something. Likely A~.
  • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
    I use the random name generator for when I haven't thought up a name for a character. Though I have done this. My first character is a Vulcan named Cheerwine, Fleet: Life of Leisure. But then...


    how can you argue against it?
  • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 556 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    I generally name characters/toons after characters from my own universe, adapted to the Trek 'verse. I model my boffs after characters from assorted shows, as well as my original characters. As for ships, I largely name them after bands, songs, and Transformers. I sometimes also look to heroic figures from WW2 as well, such as Glenn Miller.

    Then again, my own head-canon is a crossover of Transformers and G.I. Joe. with a hint of McHale's Navy, complete with temporal shenanigans! XD
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  • thewyldebosiethewyldebosie Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    For some of my ships and crew yes, for others no.
  • steaensteaen Member Posts: 630 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes, but not just one.

    For my science ships, I use the names of famous scientists - current ships in my roster include the USS Hawking, USS Turing and USS Feynman.

    For my tactical ships, I use the names of military aircraft, with current examples including USS Vulcan, USS Valiant, USS Nighthawk, USS Blackbird, USS Victor and USS Valkyrie.
  • bloodyrizbloodyriz Member Posts: 1,756 Arc User
    Each of my toons is just a general name but each toon has a convention for their ships. My main for example has all of her ships named for Sci Fi authors.​​
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  • shinku#4469 shinku Member Posts: 164 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Anime names mainly:
    Fed toon: Rozen Maiden characters
    Rom toon: Sailor Moon characters.
    Klingon toon: Pokemon characters.
    Fed 23c toon: Girls und Panzer characters.
    Ship names:
    USS Donald J Trump
    IKS Pokemon Master
    USS Deplorables
    USS Meme Master
    USS White House
    USS Lock her Up
    USS Orange
  • galattgalatt Member Posts: 707 Arc User
    All my ships are named after Mecha from various anime shows like:
    USS Gaogaigar
    USS Rahxephon
    USS Macross
  • kekvinkekvin Member Posts: 633 Arc User
    I tend to name the ships after ppl i care as bout. Saint claire, princess phoebe ect
  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,878 Arc User
    Most of the time I opt for scottish mountains or islands.

    I do have one with ships named after various SG-1 characters

    And a tos vulcan called T'pot whose ship collection has names like darjeeling, gunpowder, ceylon and so on.
  • odinforever20000odinforever20000 Member Posts: 1,849 Arc User
    Most of my ships follow similar names meaning "ghost"


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  • mirrorchaosmirrorchaos Member Posts: 9,844 Arc User
    I don't have an established name list for a character that is connected to anyone famous on screen or about something on screen, not on STO with exception to one or two ships. I feel that it is somewhat lacking in imagination relying on using names of others to make up for it, i have always seen it like that.

    These characters we create are special to us in our own way, they should stand out as such. I wouldn't go to the trouble by creating a human character called Tyr Anasazi and his companions are an alien gen character called Bortus and a Vulcan character called Selar. I like to see what people come up with in their own ways, own characters and their unique backstories.

    My main has the USS Fearless, redesignated registry number due to a major overhaul of that ship that served during the mid-24th century, in effect it's a brand new ship.
    Others have the IKS Kyrixix, USS Bajor, RRW Hakeev*, RRW Qo'nos, USS Esperence, USS Ferenginar, IKS Pirate, USS Moskva...

    *Hakeev is a fictional character, techincally not apart of anyone famous.
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  • nikephorusnikephorus Member Posts: 2,744 Arc User
    Many of my ships are named after actual ships -Royal Navy (Swiftsure, Warspite, ..etc) and some famous ships like the ghost ship Mary Celeste. I also sometimes use mythical beast names (Wendigo, Manticore). My normal bridge officers (aside from away team members) no longer have actual names. I have a number to keep them in order on the roster and then the class (Tac, Eng, or Sci) along with a rank (Cmd, LtCmd, ...etc) the higher the rank the better the skills (like lockbox skills and such). So like this...

    01 Tac Cmd
    02 Tac LtCmd
    03 Eng Cmd
    04 Eng LtCmd
    05 Eng Lt
    06 Sci Cmd
    07 Sci LtCmd

    My away team members all have names. I typically use Nelen Exil and left his name unchanged, I use the a female lifetime android and named her Android 19. I also have the Kelvin timeline Android and named him Android 18. I dressed up my photonic officer in a hearld uniform, made him as big as possible and named him Herald Defiler. My diplomatic tactical Orion chick is named Cleopatra. I have a few other named officers that I use on away teams, but I generally stick with the ones I named.

  • shadowkoshshadowkosh Member Posts: 1,676 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes I have one ship that is named after my late grandparents the rest are either historical figures or names I think up
  • valoreahvaloreah Member Posts: 11,588 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    Yes. Among my alts I made a series of homages to the various Trek crews. I put a humorous spin on it, so they are all short and resemble monkeys. For this, I created my own species named "Primateans". As such, their names all have some variation of "MonKee". I'll have to try and post some screen shots of them.

    So far I have;

    U.S.S. MonKerprise
    • Jonathan ArchKee
    • T'PolKee
    • Trip TuckerKee
    • Malcolm ReedKee
    • Hoshi SatoKee
    • Travis MonKweather
    • Dr. PhloxKee

    U.S.S. MonKerprise
    • James T. MonKirk
    • SpocKee
    • Dr. Leonard MonKoy
    • MontGomery ScottKee
    • Nyota MonKHura
    • Hikaru MonKulu
    • Pavel MonKhov

    U.S.S. MonKerprise
    • Jean Luc MonKard
    • William MonKer
    • DataKee
    • Geordi LaMonKee
    • Beverly CrushKee
    • Deanna TroiKee
    • Morf

    U.S.S. MonKfiant
    • Benjamin SisKee
    • OdoKee
    • Jadzia DaxKee
    • Kira NerysKee
    • Julian MonKshir
    • QuarKee
    • Miles O'MonKee
    • Morf

    U.S.S. MonKager
    • Kathryn MonKway
    • MonKotay
    • TuvoKee
    • Tom ParisKee
    • NeelixKee
    • Harry KimKee
    • E.M.H. (aka Emergency MonKee Hologram)
    • B'Elanna TorKees
    • Seven of MonKee (she is a masterpiece! LOL!)

    I haven't gotten around to making any Discovery characters yet.

    I also have a Klingon named "Mon'Kee", leader of House MonKee.

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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 56,939 Community Moderator
    Well... I have a Romulan named Saria, and all of her ships are Zelda references, IE Farore (Mogai), Dodongo (D'Deridex), Volvagia (Breen Rezreth)...

    My Orion has a few named after Kilrathi ships, although she does have a Kamarag Retrofit named after Prince Thrak'hath himself.

    Generally I don't have any joke names or names that wouldn't actually fit a starship. Although... I do have a Pilot Escort on my main with as much cyan on the hull as possible and Chroniton Beams that I named USS Rainbow Dash. It was one of those "Had to do it" ships. Only other "joke" ship I have is a T5 Excelsior named USS Gaseous Anomaly, loaded with every possible gas venting ability I can put on her.
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  • lopequillopequil Member Posts: 1,214 Arc User
    Only if you count whimsical tlhIngan Hol as a theme.
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 10,177 Arc User
    Some yes, some no.

    My main, named for me (he said modestly), flies ships named for famed scientists, mostly Human (except the T'planahath), and often in the field of neurology. About a year ago, he upgraded from the Tier 5 Prototype Odyssey USS Hans Asperger to the Tier 6 Yorktown-class science cruiser USS Lorna Wing.

    I also have a Klingon Starfleet officer, K'tang, who (thanks to a randomly-generated first ship name) turns out to be a huge fan of old Earth prog rock, particularly Rush. That first ship was the USS Syrinx; every ship since has had a name derived from a Rush song (the Snowdog, the Tom Sawyer, and so forth). When he gets a T6 ship, it will be named USS Rocinante.
  • tyler002tyler002 Member Posts: 1,586 Arc User
    edited October 2017
    In a sense. There is a trend in my ship names across my account, though it's fairly broad; I tend to use names of people and places I like from other series such as Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z), Prim Fiori (Kuroinu), ect.

    Individual characters often have names from a specific source, though.
  • jrdobbsjr#3264 jrdobbsjr Member Posts: 431 Arc User
    For Feds I use historical ship names or ship names from Star Fleet Battles. Occasionally I pick a name for the politicall incorrectness of it, such as USS Manifest Destiny for a T6 Galaxy-X.
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,855 Arc User
    Fed Cruisers- Royal Navy Battleships
    Fed Escorts- Ancient Pirates, historical warriors and Victoria Cross winners
    Fed Sci- Historical eras
    Lock box and event ships- I put I.S.S. in front of their names (captured by the Terran Empire)

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    • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,945 Arc User
      Characters are mostly either named after me or one of my WoW characters (the exception being my fed klink engineer, no idea where I got his name from).

      Boffs are either named after my wife and kids or random NPCs that make a good impression on me.

      For ships I'm all over the place. My AoY character is meant to be a proud military man, so his ship is the U.S.S. Tun Tavern, named after the birthplace of the USMC. My earlier mentioned fed Klingon is in a T6 Sovereign that I got not long after WoW launched Legion, him being a proud warrior I named his ship the U.S.S. Varian Wrynn after someone who was KIA in the launch event for Legion. My original main I can't remember what his ship is called, he's in a T6 Excalibur though. Have not figured out what I'm going to call my new TNG themed alt's ship, I just know it's going to be a Galaxy-X.
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    • sistericsisteric Member Posts: 768 Arc User
      I have naming conventions for the ships, but not the Boff's.
      My Fed Sci Officer usually has ships names based on the concept of researcher. Things like Scryer, Discovery, Explorer, Researcher and such. My Fed Engineer takes what ever name is randomly generated. My Fed Tactical officer has all the his ships named after the last names I have found in my Family Tree. My Klingon Engineer has weapons named translated to Klingon, usually. Lots of others have either historical ship names, or names based on the ship class name. None are joked based at all.
      Federation: Fleet Admiral Zombee (Alien Tactical)::Fleet Admiral Danic (Vulcan Science)::Fleet Admiral Daniel Kochheiser (Human Engineer)
      KDF: Dahar Master Kan (Borg Klingon Tactical)::Dahar Master Torc (Alien Science)::Dahar Master Sisteric (Gorn Engineer)
      RR-Fed: Citizen Sirroc (Romulan Science)::Fleet Admiral Grell (Alien Engineer)
      RR-KDF: Fleet Admiral Zemo (Reman Tactical)::Fleet Admiral Xinatek (Reman Science)::Fleet Admiral Bel (Alien Engineer)
      TOS-Fed: Fleet Admiral Katem (Andorian Tactical)::Lieutenant Commander Straad (Vulcan Engineer)
      Dom-Fed: Dan'Tar (Jem'Hadar Science)
      Dom-KDF: Kamtana'Solan (Jem'Hadar Science)

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    • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,936 Arc User
      Most ship names are somewhat piggy xD
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    • chozoelder2ndchozoelder2nd Member Posts: 440 Arc User
      edited October 2017
      I don't do much with character names, but when I name my ships, I think of some of my favorite video games.

      • Galaxy - USS Affinity
      • Guardian - USS Resplendence
      • Jupiter - USS Fortitudo
      • Ty'Gokor - IKS Resentment

      • Arbiter - USS Belmont

      Final Fantasy
      • Defiant - USS Strife
      • Temporal Light Cruiser - USS Tifa
      • Kelvin Timeline Heavy Command Cruiser - USS Lockhart
      • Lukari Ho'kuun - USS Ramuh
      • Prometheus - USS Ifrit
      • Temporal Heavy Dreadnought Cruiser (Universe) - USS Bahamut

      Fire Emblem
      • Aventine (on alt) - USS Lucina
      • Endeavor (on alt) - USS Lyndis
      • Icarus - USS Roy
      • Voth Bastion - IKS Ragnell

      • Presidio - USS Halberd

      • Jupiter (on alt) - USS Thardus
      • Paradox - USS Chozo
      • Wells - USS Aran

      Resident Evil
      • D4x - IKS Verdugo
      • Fleet Norgh - IKS Novistador
      • NX Refit - USS Redfield

      Star Wars
      • Bulwark - IKS Admonitor
      • Jem'Hadar Dreadnought - IKS Ravager
      • Regent - USS Arrestor
      • Tal Shiar Adapted Battlecruiser - RRW Malevolence
      • Vengeance - USS Accuser
      • Vo'Quv - IKS Leviathan

      The Legend of Zelda
      • Aelahl - RRW Ilia
      • D'deridex - RRW Saria
      • Scimitar - RRW Majora
      • T'laru - IRW Aryll
      • T'varo - RRW Nayru
      • Vastam - RRW Farore
    • hevachhevach Member Posts: 2,777 Arc User
      I've had kind of a theme with my main ships. My Fed main has the Vindicator, my KDF character has the Devastator, my science character has the Judicator, and my Romulan has the Instigator.

      This theme broke down when the best I could come up with for my temporal recruit was the Penetrator.
    • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,637 Arc User
      my mains have definite themes, Deety is Dejah Thoris Burroughs lifted from The Number of the Beast. all her ships are named for people and places from Mars/Barsoom

      Drummond was created with Stars of the galaxy, and the Constellation Aquila in particular, the two flags on Altair and Tarazed

      Kamehameha has ships all named from Hawai'i and the indigenous gods goddesses and geography

    • tm706tm706 Member Posts: 334 Arc User
      All of my ships are named after American fast attack submarines or in some cases Subs from WWII.
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    • disqord#9557 disqord Member Posts: 567 Arc User
      My character's aren't normally named after anything, and only somewhat have a consistent format style (All Caitians, for instance, are named with an apostrophe after a single syllable; M'rearr, Si'kar, Ka'ashi.)

      My ships are usually named after whatever I happen to enjoy, usually referencing some media,
      U.S.S. Kritzkrieg (Team Fortress 2), or named after whatever a friend will tell me, I.R.W. Trillium (Flower).

      The ship name scheme is consistent on one character. The Trillium, for instance, is on the character whose ships are all named after flowers (Thinking of Bluebell next).

      My main has ships named after the Warrior Cats series of fantasy books that I read a long time ago (Main is also a Caitian, so it fits) Ships like U.S.S. Cinderpelt, U.S.S. Whitestorm, C.D.S. Leafpool, C.D.S. Firepaw. Shuttles are always ended in the suffix -paw, because they're small.

      I like cats.
    • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,563 Arc User
      I've only named four of my 14 Characters. The rest were system generated. Same thing with Boffs, with two exceptions. If I create an Aliengen Vorta, they are named Loriss. Once I named the LTS Android Andrea.

      KDF and Romulan ships I let the system generate names and I select. Federation ships I normally name after things 'Forbidden Planet' related:

      JJ Adams
      Altair IV
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      l don't know.
      l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
      That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
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