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Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2006 10:20 p.m. PST

I would like to name a few starships, and was looking for some cool sounding ship names.

I already have names for Star Trek ships like the Lexington, Enterprise, Federation, ect… I am looking for some names that would make an enemy pee them selves when they hear the ships name sorta like, The Eviserator.

Thanks ………..Doug

Typhoon Inactive Member06 Feb 2006 10:34 p.m. PST

USS Hello Kitty, NCC IDORU.

USS Dentist, NCC IM4PN

Well, they would "pee them selves(sic)", they would too. Hahaha.

I don't know if a name could scare anyone.

How about Berserker, for one?

mweaver Inactive Member06 Feb 2006 10:36 p.m. PST

Ravager

Impaler

Revenant

Scourge

Roll Again Inactive Member06 Feb 2006 10:43 p.m. PST

Death's Head
The Defiled
The Plague of the Black Black Night
Undead Buzzards of Massive Hemorraging
Slit Throat
Enviseration
Leperous Maw
Jennifer Lopez

GypsyComet06 Feb 2006 10:58 p.m. PST
Personal logo Mrs Pumblechook Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2006 11:00 p.m. PST

In an online Star trek RPG I was in there was one ship called the IUSS- indefatigable.

Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2006 11:27 p.m. PST

I guess that ship never got tired.

indefatigable \in-dih-FAT-ih-guh-bul\, adjective:
Incapable of being fatigued; not readily exhausted; untiring; unwearying; not yielding to fatigue.

Thanks so far. …………….Doug

SavageDoc45 Inactive Member06 Feb 2006 11:33 p.m. PST

Go with the old standbyes;

Victory
Fearless
Ironsides
Invictus
Dreadnought
Felix
Imperator
Lightning
Beserker
Beowulf
Gladiator
Victrix
Augustus
Ferrata
Fulminata
Siegfried
Yamato
Yamamoto
Hood
Tripitz
Bismarck
Reagan
Nimitz
Washington
Constitution
Undying
Glory
Nelson
Britania
Columbia
Nike
Fenris
Hammerhead
Great White
Orca
Barracuda
Serpent
Kraken
Chimera
Wolverine
Grizzly
Executor
Astoreth
Shaitan
Sammael
Azrael
Sabbaoth
Lucifer
…etc.

Do go with;
Battles, Leaders, mythological beasts, virtuous qualities, minor gods/spirits, ferocious animals, previous ship names from your chosen culture, especially "lucky" ones

Do NOT go with;
Major god/goddesses/spirits, anything too difficult to pronounce (for you), obscure references, anything complicated.

Who wants to serve on the UNSS-General Council Resolution #395?

thedrake06 Feb 2006 11:57 p.m. PST

Just about anything with "Death" in the name should do (Death Dealer,Death Bringer,Death Wind,Hand of Death,Deathmonger,Death's Head,etc.)

Other names I have used for Klingon ships include:
Conqueror,Firestorm,Star Smasher,Vicious Hunter,Vengeance,and Strangler.

MD

Nero Craft Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 12:05 a.m. PST

link

Never hurts to use a name generator

Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 12:48 a.m. PST

GypsyComet, thanks for the IMB references. grin

There used to be a list of all the names for ships from various races from SFB – there was a big Klingon list in there, might be what you're looking for.

I dunno, maybe it won't make anyone pee themselves, but I'm partial to Pillar Of Autumn and In Amber Clad, myself.

Rudyard Kitling Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 1:02 a.m. PST

My all-time favourites are the ones used by Iain M Banks

look here, for a full list

link

regards

Matt

Captain Gideon Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 2:23 a.m. PST

For me I like Japanese names first and foremost like the following-

Yamato
Nagato
Musashi

I also tend to use older Japanese names from the Samurai period like Tokugawa,Nobunaga.

German names are good to like Bismarck,Tirpitz and Prinz Eugen.

I also use some American,French names but i rarely use British names,since that's low on my list.

Names from famous battles are another good source to use like Borodino or Leipzig.

Captain Gideon

kreoseus Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 2:43 a.m. PST

HMS Raging Queen, the enemy would fight to the death rather than be "boarded".

Mannstein Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 2:52 a.m. PST

Another good source is to make up/use a load of proper names, those of admirals/generals and/or kings/queens. Most US ships seem to be named like that recently, especially the surface ones. Feel free to correct me, btw.

Oh, and for the brits, there is always Ark Royal. Nice and traditional, that one….

Personal logo CuorDiLeone Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 2:56 a.m. PST

Incontinentia.
Insomnia.
Lilli Marlen.
Constipata.

Earl of the North07 Feb 2006 4:02 a.m. PST

Harbringer
Basilisk
Hell's Guardian

These were my created wrestling team on a PS2 game, but I've used them on ships as well.

Static Tyrant07 Feb 2006 4:04 a.m. PST

I always liked the idea of ship names the subtly referenced the fact that they were big, expensive things paid for by the tax dollars of some poor world that they probably wouldn't even hang around to defend. Sucks to be part of a galactic empire when there's a planetary invasion on your home soil … the ships are always needed somewhere else … but it's not like anyone has much of a choice about paying taxes.

Names like The Tithepayer's Credit or Your Tax Dollars At War reflect this reality, and this sort of ironic humour would not be unwelcome in (for instance) a BFG-style game 'verse. I once read a SF story or game background, I forget which, that featured ineffective-given-their-cost ships of the class Pork Barrel

Typhoon Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 6:18 a.m. PST

Tsunami
Tatsumaki
Taifu

Some more Japanese names.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 6:30 a.m. PST

Can't go wrong with mythology, and Royal Navy names from age of sail……check out French and Spanish names as well.

zonk7607 Feb 2006 9:33 a.m. PST

Some of these may have been listed, but if and when I paint up some of my Babylon 5 ships, these are some names I would consider.

This isn't it, I have even more names, I love coming up with names for ships!


Explorer/Science or Research:

Christina Marie – just think it sounds like a ship's name – medical/science research
Inquisitor – explorer
Spectrum – research
Lumina – space station
Nightingale – medical
Poseidon – explorer
Cortez – explorer
Aristotle – research
Socrates – research

Warships:

Abyss
Alamo
Allegiance
Alliance
Armstrong
Avenger
Archangel

Beauregard
Behemoth
Blade of Gideon
Blood Omen


Carolina
Catalina
Crocket

Dallas
Deathstrike
Destiny – (if it is destroyed, the second one can be called Destiny's Child)
Destructor
Devastator
Duke of York

Excelsior
Executioner

Gabriel
Grim Reaper

James Bowie
John Bell Hood
John Mark
John Paul

King Edward
King's Heir

Lavoie
Lightning

Majestic

Orion

Nightstalker

Pestilence
Plague

Reliant
Regal

Spectre
Sun Runner
Sword of Joshua

Taurus
Titan – Definitely a Flag ship

Valiant
Vehemont
Vindicator
Victory

William Barrett
Windstar

Yorkshire

Zeus

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 10:14 a.m. PST

I always like anything using names from Greek mythology: Agamemnon, Athena, etc. Even better is some of the more obscure names such as those of the Furies: Alecto ("unceasing"), Megaera ("grudging"), and Tisiphone ("avenging murder")

If you follow the web comic schlockmercenary (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/) it has some most unusual and innovative (and fun) ship names:

Post Dated Check Loan
Serial Peacemaker
Touch and Go
Staff of Unyielding Order
Scepter of Unrelenting Pain
Scimitar of Irreparable Damage
Scrapyard of Unsufferable Arrogance
Priority Delivery
Painstakingly Defenestrated
Predictably Damaged

Javier Barriopedro aka DokZ Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 10:40 a.m. PST

I go with "piratey" names…

Goya's Nightmare-Dealer.
Uren's Trail of Blood.
Niebla Roja (Red Fog)…

Etcétera.

Personal logo Meiczyslaw Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 11:13 a.m. PST

The Violator. ;)

I went with the following schemes:

Imperial — Capital Ships, states; Cruisers, cities; Escorts, hockey players

Chaos — Cruisers, fictional villains (for example, the Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg, from Fifth Element; and St. Ajora from Final Fantasy Tactics)

Eldar — Japanese destroyer names, divided by class. One class was the -kaze (wind) line, another was a moon line, a third was clouds, and so on. The list that I used for reference is available on-line somewhere.

Terran Federation (Cold Navy) — the capital ship, the Audacity; the light cruisers, stars; the destroyers, classical battles (Thermopylae, Zama); the frigate, British cities

A friend of ours did her Imperial boats with the traditional English approach (positive adjectives), with each class getting a letter of the alphabet. So one group included the Reliable, the Resolute, and the Robust.

SteelPenguin07 Feb 2006 11:18 a.m. PST

dont forget Thunder Child, especialy if you know your up against higher tec agressive aliens.

or the GZG explorer ship idea , name them after famous Sci Fi writers.
the niven
the Mcaffery
The Nation ( wrote blakes 7)
the Foss
etc

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 11:33 a.m. PST

Just a hint: when nations put huge amounts of their national treasure into constructing naval warships, it is a very rare occurrence when they manage to misspell a ship's name.

Perhaps things will be different in the far future…

Allen (fielding the "Scholar" class mega-super dreadnaughts: the Librarian, Grammarian, Pedant…)

Stormwolf Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 12:36 p.m. PST

Warspite

My own personal favourite!

Survived Jutland and the majority of the German Fleet for 15 minutes, the the whole of WWII, supported the D-Day Landings and was one of the first ships hit with an Air to Sea missile. Warspite has the most Battle Honours in the Royal Navy.

When being towed to the breakers, it broke its tow lines and beached itself, forcing the breakers to come to her, what a ship….

SW

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian07 Feb 2006 1:26 p.m. PST

My Space 1889 British are named after British Comics – HMS Eagle, HMS Victor, HMS Warlord Etc.

A little bit of fun and harking back to my child hood!

Tony

Earl of the North07 Feb 2006 3:31 p.m. PST

Ardent Fury
Divine Wrath

Farstar Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 3:58 p.m. PST

In the Banks vein:

"Merciless Beatings Upon Request"
"No Safe Word"
"Tinitis Revisited"

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Feb 2006 4:10 p.m. PST

How about naming them after some of the better medicines that you thought you heard about in a commercial:

Barfaclaz
Flatulac
Nausitol
Yakinex
Muccaflange
Hivadrine
lesionaxis

Plynkes07 Feb 2006 4:27 p.m. PST

Dampfpanzerwagon, do you also have HMS Dandy, HMS Beano and HMS Whizzer and Chips?

Rudyard Kitling Inactive Member07 Feb 2006 5:15 p.m. PST

HMS Judy, HMS Jackie and of course HMS Sugar?

Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 5:27 p.m. PST

Polynikes, and Rudyard Kitling I don't think any of those names will make my opponents flee in terror.

Thanks again keep theme comming. ']

I will post soon my ship lists and names.

LOL …………Doug

Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2006 5:54 p.m. PST

Here are my ships so far I may change a few of the Klingon names if I see somthing cooler.

Except for the Anton and Ranger, the Federation names come from the Franz Joseph Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual that I found a first edition hard back for $10.00 USD at a used book store a few months ago.

Battle group Alpha
USS Federation NCC2100 Dreadnaught

Battle Group Bravo
USS Enterprise NCC1701 Hv Cruiser
USS Saladin NCC 500 Destroyer
USS Xerxes NCC 505 Destroyer

Battle Group Charlie
USS Intrepid NCC 1708 Hv Cruiser
USS Anton NCC 1966 Lt Cruiser

Battle Group Delta
USS Lexington NCC1703 Hv Cruiser
USS Alexander NCC 511 Destroyer
USS Ajax NCC 547 Destroyer

Reserve ships
USS Nelson NCC 546 Destroyer
USS Excalibur NCC 1705 Hv Cruiser
USS Pegasus NCC 612 Scout
USS Ranger NCC 2769 Cruiser

Under Construction
USS Republic NCC 1371 Hv Cruiser
USS Potempkin NCC 1711 Hv Cruiser
USS Loki NCC 529 Destroyer
USS Directorate NCC 2110 Dreadnaught

Klingon Ships

House Kang
C-8 IKS Conqueror Dreadnaught

D-3 IKS Vicious Scout Ship
D-3 IKS Defiance Scout Ship


House Ko'Ron
D-7 IKS Pestilence Battlecruiser
D-7 IKS Firestorm Battlecruiser
D-7 IKS Vengeance Battlecruiser

House KorVork
D-5 IKS Eviserator Battlecruiser
D-5 IKS Blood wine Battlecruiser
D-5 IKS Emperors Fist Battlecruiser

House Noggora
C-7 IKS Death Wind Battlecruiser
C-7 IKS Death Dealer Battlecruiser
C-7 IKS Deathmonger Battlecruiser

Reserve ships not assigned to a house.

D-7m IKS Venomous Battlecruiser

D-3 IKS Devisor Scout
D-3 IKS Assassin Scout
D-3 IKS Carnage Scout
D-3 IKS Havoc Scout
D-3 IKS Murderous One Scout
D-3 IKS Usurper Scout
D-3 IKS Berserker Scout
D-3 IKS Warspite Scout
D-3 IKS Claw Scout
(Under Construction)


D-7 IKS Revenge Battlecruiser
D-7 IKS Terror Battlecruiser
D-7 IKS Armageddon Battlecruiser

Sargonarhes07 Feb 2006 7:01 p.m. PST

I've already named my Kra'vak flagship for Full Thrust the "Bloodlust" at least that's what I say the loose translation comes to.

Warlord
Tiamat
Slayer of Gods
Relentless
Devourer
Lucifer
Dark Blade
Destiny's Edge
Soul Destruction
Firewyrm
Doombringer
Redmoon
Night Axe
Howling Demon
Blaze of Glory
Gotentag
Burnning Steel
Butcher

Shagnasty07 Feb 2006 7:37 p.m. PST

For the English language no one can top the Brits. Mythology, qualities, attitudes, nasty animals, natural forces, just about everything. If you want frightening names avoid the U.S. (mostly people and places), Japanese (landscape and pretty pictures),and the other foreign folk (either things like Orel=Eagle or more of the U.S./Japanese bilge.) The French and Italians had some of the same cool stuff but in their langages (Intrepide etc.) Think about it: would you be more fearful facing the Elmo P. Zumwalt or the Revenge?

Zephyr107 Feb 2006 9:31 p.m. PST

If the *ships* themselves are extremely powerful and can easily disembowel the enemy fleet, and cause fear, then you may want to use a little bit of Psych-Warfare and give them names like "Flower", "Bunnyrabbit", "Snowflake" etc. ;)

GoblinOpera Inactive Member09 Feb 2006 6:44 p.m. PST

Wizzards of the Coast have this habbit of speaking about their future card sets in three-of names, like "Alt-Ctrl-Del" or "Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato"

I always thought that's a great idea to use on ships, especially if you have them sorted in the usual three class systems, like Carrier/Frigate/Gunship or whatever… Then you can deploy them in groups of threes, like:

"This is my 'Soul Band' wing (Earth, Wind, Fire)"

or

"this is my 'Mild Addictions' wing (Nicotine, Alcohol, Caffeine)"

etc.

Nathaniel09 Feb 2006 7:02 p.m. PST

I know they're not "pee their pants" names, but I've always loved the names from the Starship Troopers CGI. The Roger Young and the Valley Forge.

Covert Walrus10 Feb 2006 9:18 p.m. PST

In "The Centauri Device", M. John Harrison started a trend that still goes on today in fiction; References to poetry and writings such as those of the Decadents – You know, Oscar Wilde and that lot;

But The Sky, My Lady! The Sky!
Green Carnation
Salome's Reward
Emma Speed
My Lady D'Urbanville

And one of the biggest superdreadnaughts in a story by David Drake was "Night-Blooming Cereus", which is a spectacular flowering plant in real life; On that theme, try -

Black Narcissus
Blue Dahlia
Rafflesia ( Real flower over a metre across!)
Death Horn Arum
Seguaero

Scary names? How about diseases?-

Pastuerella Pestis ( Bubonic plague)
Rubella
Diptheria
Clostridium Botulinum
Herpes Simplex
Yersinia
Campylobacter

SpuriousMilius11 Feb 2006 2:49 p.m. PST

You can have the "Harridan Class" of Star Destroyer:
The Rosanne Barr
The Rosie O'Donnell
The Martha Stewart
The Barbra Streisand
The Jennifer Lopez (affectionately known to her crew as J-Lo)
& the scourge of beef eaters thru-out the Galaxy—The Oprah Winfrey

Sargonarhes12 Feb 2006 5:58 a.m. PST

Hey Covert Walrus.
The Rafflesia was the name of the mobile armor used by Carrozo Ronah in Gundam F91. A monster of a machine, and it kind of looked like the flower of it's name sake. Here's a few ship names from Gundam F91

Zamouth Garr class – flagship
Zamouth Gess class – Battleship
Zamouth Giri class – cruiser
Zamouth Nahda class – destroyer

The mobile suits had more interesting names

Den'an-zon
Den'an-gei
Dahgi-iris
Ebirhu-S
Berga-dalas
Berga-Giros
Vigna-ghina

That last one can really have psych-war effects as it sounds almost like a part of the female anatomy.

CooperSteveatWork Inactive Member12 Feb 2006 9:27 a.m. PST

HMS Loughborough

I guess Welsh, Gaelic or Polish names would be good, under the premise of 'know your enemy' it would kinda unerve him if he couldn't pronounce their names…

Covert Walrus16 Feb 2006 1:22 a.m. PST

Sargonarhes, I kind of gave up on the complex of names in the Mobile suit ranges, though I recall the delightful Scope Dog and Tinkle Sam. A Rafflesia is such an intimidating flower, it deserves to have weapons named after it though. :)

Detailed Casting Products Inactive Member16 Feb 2006 3:59 p.m. PST

Stormwolf, yes one of my favorites also is in the name of "Warspite". Inari7, you can't go too far wrong with those other Brit names like Revenge, Resolution, Formidable, Invincible, Incombarable, and another personal favorite of mine, Iron Duke. Gotta love those Brits!

EmperorWilson Inactive Member04 Jun 2012 5:22 p.m. PST

I am making a Book and need some more ship names for large and small ships. Tell me the ship size for the name. I have The G.E.S. Enterprise and The G.E.S Forte both huge starships.

Personal logo Maj Diz Aster Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2012 7:54 p.m. PST

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Madan Mitra05 Jun 2012 6:02 a.m. PST

I have a Dreadnought named BOO!

carne68 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2012 8:56 p.m. PST

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