Ckutalik's comment on yesterday's battle report mentions the name of one of his ships, reminding me that I forgot to share the designations we came up with for our respective fleets:
- Cruiser: Grue
- Destroyer leader: Wampus
- Destroyer: Little Wampus
- Destroyer: Wampette
- Cruiser: Existential Angst
- Destroyer leader: Midlife Crisis
- Destroyer: Manic
- Destroyer: Depressive
It was a lot more fun referring to ships by name than by type and number. For a source of ship names both inspirational and humourous, check out the designations Ian M. Banks gives his AI-driven spacecraft in his Culture series of SF novels. Of particluar interest to me is the gravitas in this list, which shows the author and I possess a similar sense of humor.
What about the rest of you, fellow starship commanders? Do you take the time to name your ships when you put them on the table? If so, what are some of the names you use? Do you keep the same names from battle to battle, or come up with new ones for each game?