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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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.
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Fed toon: Rozen Maiden characters
Rom toon: Sailor Moon characters.
Klingon toon: Pokemon characters.
Fed 23c toon: Girls und Panzer characters.
USS Donald J Trump
IKS Pokemon Master
USS Meme Master
USS White House
USS Lock her Up
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.
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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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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.
So far I have;
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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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.
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.
Individual characters often have names from a specific source, though.
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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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.
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.
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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This theme broke down when the best I could come up with for my temporal recruit was the Penetrator.
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
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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.
KDF and Romulan ships I let the system generate names and I select. Federation ships I normally name after things 'Forbidden Planet' related:
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