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Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by lyonheart   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:37 am

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Howdy all,

I think I've mentioned this before but don't recall or know what the forum consensus determined, not that RFC will ever take that into account. ;)

While I'm fairly confident that their predecessors will be memorialized, ie one of each new pair will be named #2 etc, the remaining three have tickled my wonder button.

I suspect or won't be surprised if the other in Manticore orbit is named Haven, to celebrate the peace and new relationship, even if they eventually get into another war [which could happen after this generation of leaders passes on], while Sphinx's second is named Beowulf, and Gryphon's is Grayson, for obvious reasons.

I don't think any will be named after individual persons, especially living ones, and those worthy would oppose commemorating themselves this way when so many unknown heroes were lost in OB.

Now there may be internal avenues or plaza's named after Pritchart, or HA-H, etc but not the whole space station, although probably lots of plaques commemorating the known lost heroes of OB.

Any counter-arguments or other suggestions?

All the very best wishes to all,

L
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by cthia   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:58 am

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I like Unity, the name can be used in each system. Informally referred to in speaking as Haven-U. Manticore-U. Grayson-U, etc.

lyonheart wrote:...while Sphinx's second is named Beowulf, and Gryphon's is Grayson, for obvious reasons.


That could be rather confusing. Especially in a frantic piece of communications during war.

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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by Theemile   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:30 am

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The original 3 stations were named after the Western Gods of the forge. What if the station replacements were named after the men who eventually replaced the Gods in modern mythology - the Titans of Industry. Names like Ford, Remington, Colt, Browning, Edison, Krupp, Watt, Carnigie, Kaiser, etc

Or maybe Cities of Industry: Detroit, Pittsburg, Birmingham, etc.
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by cthia   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:31 pm

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I think the name should somehow reflect the result of the cause. The GA was the result of Mesan terrorism. As well as the reason we find ourselves contemplating new names.

The symbol that rose from the ashes was a union—a GA. Hence, Unity.

Unity could also serve as a reminder of what it stands for, in the future when war between the two may find itself creeping into human nature again.

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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by MaxxQ   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:11 pm

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How about Babylon 1, Babylon 2, etc.? :mrgreen:
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by PeterZ   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:27 pm

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Each station has a purpose. The names should reflect that purpose first and foremost. The Gods of the forge should not be abandoned. Inventors should be honored. I don't think industry itself should be a focus, so no cities or industrialists.

The orbital factories should be named for the essential elements of creativity, the creators themselves.
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by filbert   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:59 pm

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HMSS Yawata Crossing

HMSS Tanners Port

HMSS Black Rock Clan

("never forget")
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by saber964   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:09 pm

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PeterZ wrote:Each station has a purpose. The names should reflect that purpose first and foremost. The Gods of the forge should not be abandoned. Inventors should be honored. I don't think industry itself should be a focus, so no cities or industrialists.

The orbital factories should be named for the essential elements of creativity, the creators themselves.



Something like Bushnell, Hunley, Lake and Holland
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by lyonheart   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:52 pm

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Hi TheEmile,

I did point out that the original names would preserved and commemorated by the first of each pair, but the second Sphinx might memorialize the Yawata strike or the Black Rock Clan, with Gryphon getting the other; while Manticore's might be named for the yet unknown Beowulf city that's destroyed by the SLN's inept attack that's soon to come, although I think Haven will have powerful popular and private support.

L


Theemile wrote:The original 3 stations were named after the Western Gods of the forge. What if the station replacements were named after the men who eventually replaced the Gods in modern mythology - the Titans of Industry. Names like Ford, Remington, Colt, Browning, Edison, Krupp, Watt, Carnigie, Kaiser, etc

Or maybe Cities of Industry: Detroit, Pittsburg, Birmingham, etc.
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Re: Names for new space stations -speculation
Post by lyonheart   » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:53 pm

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Hi MaxxQ,

Very funny, thanks for making me smile. :D

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MaxxQ wrote:How about Babylon 1, Babylon 2, etc.? :mrgreen:
Any snippet or post from RFC is good if not great!
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