Note: See the recently added Naming Your Ship 2
I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. There are some great ship name generators out there, but most of them don’t fit the conventions that are generally used with naming real ships. Plus, I don’t have awesome coding skills, so I can’t really make my own generator. Hopefully you find the following useful whether you are about to embark into the world of Star Trek Online, or just want to have some creativity in how you name you EVE ships.
You see, even without coding skills, I can pull back the curtain for you – give you some lists that will evoke those names that will “feel” right to you. In doing so I am deeply indebted to Wikipedia for its general awesomeness. Remember, when proper names are used, Star Trek ships generally have only utilized the persons last name (USS Yeager, USS Kelvin), though sometimes a full name is used (USS Thomas Paine). EVE ships of course, using the full name or not is up to you.
Federation Escorts / EVE PvP Ship Names
These ships will have names that reflect warrior cultures and ancient battles, given their damage dealing nature. Try some of the following lists:
Some of these lists may appeal to the more traditional Trek fans:
Some of these lists might appeal to those looking for something in the same convention, but with some originality:
Federation Cruisers / EVE Mission Running Ships
In Star Trek lore, these ships seem to be named after classic and historical vessels.
Hard core trekkies and purists might enjoy the following possibilities:
List of slightly more original names for those looking for more depth.
Federation Science Vessesls / EVE Mining and Exploration Ships
These are often named after famous scientists, researchers, philosophers and discovers.
Some groups that fill well with known canon:
If you want to step outside the box, given the history and origins of Star Trek, including its original cultural influences, try these:
Hopefully you find that helpful. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit often. I’ll keep digging, and feel free to suggest lists of your own. I’ll add them here or create a second page.
Live Long and Prosper!