I was thinking about ship names this morning. I think it is something that generally seems to be overlooked as it has no real bearing on the game at all, but I find the process of naming my ships to be interesting. Sometimes I go for stupid or silly, sometimes I've had themes (For awhile last year all my ships had the word "lizard" in them somewhere, I don't know why) and sometimes they're just what they are with no real thought given to them.
So this post has two parts and I'd love to hear from everyone on this. What do you do when naming your ships? Is it something you take seriously, naming them after ships in science fiction movies? Like Nostromo or others. Or famous science fiction writers? I've done that one myself, The Asimov, The Bradbury, etc. And why did you choose the names you choose?
The second question is what is in your hanger right now? I'll start it off by telling you what is in mine at the moment.
>Harpy "Hatchet" I've flown Harpies before, but this is a new fit I'm excited about trying out.
>Drake "Serious Business" All my PvP Drakes are named "Serious Business" because, as you all know, Drake's are serious business. I was once in a Drake only fleet with 30 Drakes and we all named them this, that was a fun fleet.
>Raven "Inglorious" I don't fly Ravens for PvP but I have this one to help Angor in his Level IV missions. It is named after a former Corp we started, if you read the blog then you already knew'd that.
>Buzzard "Xpress" I use the Buzzard for two things, as a prober and as a transport thru hostile space for expensive items. Darn thing gets over 20 AU/s warp speed.
>Caracal "Lost Hope" I use the Caracal for my own pitiful Level 1 mission running, I know it is sad. But I never ran missions before and just got started. I do kick ass at them in this thing though. LOL
>Falcon "Cripes!" I love the Falcon but I have never had the chance to really use it for its intended purpose yet. I finished training for it last Fall just as everything started falling apart. Oh well, someday.
>Daredevil "Murdock" My new favorite ship of the moment.
>Rifter "Tailgunner" I had to cross-train a little Minmatar to get the Daredevil, so why not? This is my fun cheap ship and I'm looking forward to getting killed in it.
>Badger Mark II "Blank Space" Gotta have one for moving stuff around.
>Taranis "Mad Max" Love my ranis. But what about Ur ranis?
>Firetail "BooBee" Got this yesterday at a firesale for cheap, haven't even fitted it yet cause I'm not skilling autocannons for awhile yet, but couldn't pass up the price.
Those are RJ's ships as of right now. I sold off almost my entire fleet less than a month ago when I left zero space to start work on Lucifer's Hammer, so that isn't bad. I'm buying a new Manticore later to go into zero and do some griefing this weekend.
What about you?