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Naming Theme Suggestions
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:22:46 AM »
In the ship name list thread in Aurora Chat, Bartimeus suggested a thread for potential WH40K names: http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=4905.msg115721#msg115721

There are various other naming theme suggested in different threads and sub-fora and I sure I missed some of them or forgot to go back. Therefore, this is now the 'Official' naming theme suggestion thread and has three purposes:

1) Post your complete naming themes here. This only requires a title for the theme and a list of names with one per line (either as a text file or directly in the post). I'll add them to C# Aurora.

2) Requests for names to create a specific theme. For example, using Bartimeus' example, suggestions for one or more genre-appropriate but non-canon names for WH40K ships that can eventually be combined into a theme

3) Making sure I don't forget to include a theme that someone has made the effort to create.
 
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 11:04:12 AM »
Is this for Commanders, Ships, or Systems? Or all of them?
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 04:19:43 AM »
Is this for Commanders, Ships, or Systems? Or all of them?

C# Aurora doesn't have separate lists for classes, ships, systems, etc. There is just one set of naming themes for everything. The exception is commander names, which have their own themes. Either is fine on here.
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 04:49:14 AM »
Since it came up, I always had two issues with naming themes, for one that the names always came up ordered, so names repeat between different games using the same themes, and second that lists could run out, which is also annoying.
Could we ensure that names are randomly picked from the lists?
 
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 09:31:40 AM »
Since it came up, I always had two issues with naming themes, for one that the names always came up ordered, so names repeat between different games using the same themes, and second that lists could run out, which is also annoying.

Names run out because of a different problem we had: Aurora used to grab the first unused name from the list, which meant that if one wished to skip a particular name (for example, if it appeared on two different lists the empire was using) one had to manually set every single name after it.

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I would love it if we had more options for procedurally-generated naming, such as {descriptor} class name so my Wind-class destoyers could be auto-named Arctic Wind, Bitter Wind, Cold Wind, Desert Wind, etc., and my Dragon-class carriers could be auto-named Red Dragon, Night Dragon, Gold Dragon, Shadow Dragon, etc.

Or even longer strings so that the '{adjective} {noun} of the {adjective} {noun}' format could be used equally well to generate names like Glorious Battle of the First of June or the Dark Crusader of the Mighty Emperor' by correctly specifying the desired lists.

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Could we ensure that names are randomly picked from the lists?

No, we can not ensure that.  I absolutely do not want my Greek Letter Monitors coming out "Iota, Tau, Sigma, Kappa, Zeta, Psi, etc."  Ordered lists are ordered for a reason.

Now, there is no reason we can't have the option to "Pick randomly from list."  Options are good.
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 12:14:59 PM »
C# allows players to add their own themes/name lists, right?
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 12:17:44 PM »
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 12:24:34 PM »
See changes post for update to naming:

http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=8495.msg115783#msg115783

I added the option for random name selection and options for prefixes and suffixes to be used in conjunction with the naming theme.
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 01:25:38 PM »
I'm slightly miffed that there's no Culture theme.

Bora Horza Gobuchul
Determinist
Eschatologist
Irregular Apocalypse
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Profit Margin
Nervous Energy
Prosthetic Conscience
Revisionist
Trade Surplus
The Ends Of Invention
Cargo Cult
Little Rascal
Pressure Drop
So Much For Subtlety
Unfortunate Conflict Of Evidence
Youthful Indiscretion
Flexible Demeanour
Just Read The Instructions
Of Course I Still Love You
Zealot
Limiting Factor
Gunboat Diplomat
Kiss My Ass
Prime Mover
Screw Loose
Bad For Business
Ablation
Arbitrary
Arrested Development
A Series Of Unlikely Explanations
A Ship With A View
Big Sexy Beast
Boo!
Cantankerous
Credibility Problem
Dramatic Exit
Excuses And Accusations
Funny, It Worked Last Time...
God Told Me To Do It
Halation Effect
Happy Idiot Talk
Helpless In The Face Of Your Beauty
Heresiarch
I Thought He Was With You
It'll Be Over By Christmas
Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality
Minority Report
Never Talk To Strangers
Not Wanted On Voyage
Only Slightly Bent
Perfidy
Sacrificial Victim
Space Monster
Stranger Here Myself
Synchronize Your Dogmas
Thank You And Goodnight
The Precise Nature Of The Catastrophe
Ultimate Ship The Second
Undesirable Alien
Unwitting Accomplice
Well I Was In The Neighbourhood
You'll Thank Me Later
You Would If You Really Loved Me
Congenital Optimist
Size Isn't Everything
What Are The Civilian Applications?
Just Testing
Sweet and Full of Grace
Very Little Gravitas Indeed
Xenophobe
Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The
Death And Gravity
Ethics Gradient
Honest Mistake
Limivorous
Uninvited Guest
Use Psychology
What Is The Answer And Why?
Wisdom Like Silence
Yawning Angel
Zero Gravitas
Not Invented Here
Misophist
Serious Callers Only
Steely Glint
Different Tan
Fate Amenable To Change
Grey Area
It's Character Forming
Jaundiced Outlook
Problem Child
Reasonable Excuse
Recent Convert
Tactical Grace
Unacceptable Behaviour
Attitude Adjuster
Heavy Messing
Killing Time
Frank Exchange Of Views
T3OU 4
T3OU 118
T3OU 736
Charitable View
Just Passing Through
I Blame My Mother
I Blame Your Mother
Full Refund
Quietly Confident
No Fixed Abode
Highpoint
Shoot Them Later
Appeal To Reason
Break Even
Long View
Peace Makes Plenty
Sober Counsel
Within Reason
Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall
Lasting Damage
Lasting Damage I
Lasting Damage II
Sanctioned Parts List
Nuisance Value
Resistance Is Character-Forming
Vulgarian
Someone Else's Problem
Lacking That Small Match Temperament
Poke It With A Stick
I Said, I've Got A Big Stick
Hand Me The Gun And Ask Me Again
But Who's Counting?
Me, I'm Counting
Germane Riposte
We Haven't Met But You're A Great Fan Of Mine
All The Same, I Saw It First
Ravished By The Sheer Implausibility Of That Last Statement
Zero Credibility
Charming But Irrational
Demented But Determined
You May Not Be The Coolest Person Here
Lucid Nonsense
Awkward Customer
Thorough But... Unreliable
Advanced Case Of Chronic Patheticism
Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory
Conventional Wisdom
In One Ear
Fine Till You Came Along
I Blame The Parents
Inappropriate Response
A Momentary Lapse Of Sanity
Lapsed Pacifist
Reformed Nice Guy
Pride Comes Before A Fall
Injury Time
Now Look What You've Made Me Do
Kiss This Then
Seed Drill
Don't Try This At Home
Xenoglossicist
Subtle Shift In Emphasis
It's My Party And I'll Sing If I Want To
Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill
Pure Big Mad Boat Man
Qualifier
Transient Atmospheric Phenomenon
You Naughty Monsters
Eight Rounds Rapid
You'll Clean That Up Before You Leave
Now We Try It My Way
Liveware Problem
Dressed Up To Party
Pelagian
Sense Amid Madness, Wit Amidst Folly
Total Internal Reflection
Armchair Traveller
Bodhisattva
Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints
No One Knows What The Dead Think
Hylozoist
The Usual But Etymologically Unsatisfactory
Beastly To The Animals
Fixed Grin
Hidden Income
Scar Glamour
Labtebricolephile
Me, I'm Counting
A Fine Disregard For Awkward Facts
Contents May Differ   
Empiricist   
Just The Washing Instruction Chip In Life's Rich Tapestry
Kakistocrat
Teething Problems
Unreliable Witness
Passing By And Thought I'd Drop In   
You Call This Clean?   
Displacement Activity   
Warm, Considering   
Anything Legal Considered   
Beats Working   
Headcrash
Questionable Ethics
Xenocrat
Caconym   
New Toy
Rapid Random Response Unit   
Learned Response
Outstanding Contribution To The Historical Process
Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity   
Value Judgement
Zoologist
Mistake Not…
Smile Tolerantly
Stood Far Back When The Gravitas Was Handed Out
Gravitas, What Gravitas?
Gravitas... Gravitas... No, Don't Help Me, I'll Get It In A Moment...
Gravitas Free Zone
Low Gravitas Warning Signal
Absolutely No You-Know-What
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 09:03:07 PM »
Ages ago I requested a dwarf fortress naming theme for commanders and such, I'll attach that here in case that was forgotten.
 
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 05:00:01 PM »
Here are two, the first is a list of common insects (maybe useful for a certain Spoiler race  ;D) the second lists some nice sounding poisonous plants. 
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2019, 01:08:42 PM »
Maybe createe a few mix theme for Earth multi faction start. Like European Union theme or Russian-Chinnesse. Could be great addon for quick game setup.

I also miss more choice for Main Empire Theme from Honorverse.
 

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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 03:21:46 PM »
Here is a list of Covenant ship/fleet names from Halo.

Code: [Select]
Clarity of Faith
Resplendent Fervor
Shadow of Intent
Solemn Penance
Seeker of Truth
Long Night of Solace
Sublime Transcendence
Lawgiver
Ascendant Justice
Splendid Intention
Incorruptible
Harbinger of Piety
Indulgence of Conviction
Pious Inquisitor
Purity of Spirit
Sacred Promise
Triumphant Declaration
Truth and Reconciliation
Undiminished Entelechy
Unrelenting
Infinite Sacrifice
Rapid Conversion
Bloodied Spirit
Esteem
Reverence
Proclamation's Tithe
Absolution
Far Sight Lost
Rapturous Arc
Retribution's Thunder
Contrition
Penance
Tenebrous
Twilight Compunction
Revenant
Ardent Prayer
Mayhem
Brilliant Gift
Glorious Advance
Commitment and Patience
Devotion
Infinite Spoils
Minor Transgression
Pitiless
Seeker of Truth
Valorous Salvation
Unyielding Hierophant
High Charity
Righteous Purpose
Particular Justice
Retribution
Righteous Vigiliance
Glorious Interdiction
Sacred Consecration
Valiant Prudence
Glorious Consequence
Inner Knowledge
Furious Redemption
Profound Solitude
Tranquil Composure
Furious Retribution
Holy Respite
Rigorous Prayer
Enduring Conviction
Song of Retribution
Day of Jubilation
Breath of Annihilation
Eternal Reward
Blight of the Profane
Spear of Light
Radiant Perception
Unflinching Resolve
Elegy's Lament
Questor of Glory
Supplication of Purity
Infinite Fire
Vengeful Vitality
Adherent
Paragon
Serene Certainty
Unwavering Discipline

Edit: Added ~20 more that I found.
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2019, 08:35:51 PM »
I found a distinct lack of Swedish themed ship-names when playing Aurora, so I hereby aim to rectify that situation!

- 66 Classic fantasy creatures ( in Swedish )
- 449 Names, creatures, places and objects from Norse Mythology ( in Swedish )
- 461 Birds names ( in Swedish )
- 49 Swedish City names

Note: Pretty much all other names for modern Swedish warships can be found in either the lists of Cities, Landscapes or Norse Mythology, so I didn't feel it was any point in separate lists for those full of duplicates.
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Re: Naming Theme Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2019, 08:39:15 PM »
- 233 Names of Fish found in Sweden ( in Swedish )
- 32 Swedish Landscapes and Areas names
- 13 Swedish Military Airplane names ( Sadly that's about all that's left when you remove all the boring technical names )
- 59 Swedish Minelayer and Minesweeper names
 

 

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