Unit Naming

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    • Unit Naming

      I have a naming system for nameable units

      Designation: I start the designation with the initial(s) of the country I am, and add it to the following suffixes, ship = S,
      Railgun = RG

      Ships: My flagship is always Injinji (or Injinji II, III, etc.), all other ships I build in wartime have names of famous ships (Enterprise, Yorktown, etc.), world leaders (Trump, Putin, etc.), references to movies or video games (Kyber, Creeper), names that sound cool (Stoker), or fallen allies names, countries, and my friends (Cookster, a reference to xXCooksterXx), in peacetime, I name ships fun and humorous names (Chocolate Chip :D ), whenever I lose a ship, its replacement will carry the same name and a roman numeral (Kyber II, the Kyber's crew will be missed)

      Railguns: My first railgun is always named RG-1 (its a prototype designation), after that, in wartime, I name them after world leaders, references to movies or video games, names of weapons (Longbow), names that sound cool, or fallen allies names, countries, and my friends, and in peacetime, I name ships fun and humorous names, but unlike ships, I don't name replacements after the ones I lose

      Nukes: I never give nukes designations, but I name them after famous nukes and planes (Enola Gay, Fat Man), after fallen allies (Florida's Hero, For Italy), after myself (Injinji's Unstable Atoms), references to movies or video games (ET Go Home), or parodies of enemies nukes (once my enemy names all his/her nukes "BUS", so I named one of mine "GUS")


      Do you like my naming system, and please share your naming system too if you have one. :thumbup:
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    • For ships, I try to stay in the flavor of the country I play. For example, when I play Britain, I name them after great British people or just name of British ships (HMS Churchill, HMS Wellington; HMS Ark Royal, HMS Repulse); Russian units would be called "Red Revolution" or "Farmer's Soyuz"; French ships might be "Voltaire", "Mitterand" or even "Zidane" . When I play a country I know too little about (like Burma or Betchuanaland), I make up names that have a regional taste ("Wong Kah", "Sung Chow" for Burma, "Umubute", "Kanshasa" for Betchu). But I use variants also; once I used all kinds of sea animal names for ships ("Whale", "Shark", "Tuna"), another time Biblical words ("Exodus", "Holy Spirit")

      Railroad guns, when I use them which is rare, all start with "Fat" and then a girl's name ("Fat Bertha", "Fat Alice")

      I just like consistency within the game that I'm playing, some sort of theme.

      Of course all of that was before I got the free HC for becoming a moderator; now they are usually queued and you can't name them then.
      Everybody has a right to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege. - Josef Stalin.
    • If I am playing a country with a naval tradition, like the United States or Britain, I like to use historical names for my capital ships (e.g., HMS Victory, USS New Jersey, etc.). For most other countries, it's easy enough to use the names of major cities or military heroes, although one of my favorite countries on the Pacific map, Mongolia, presents challenges in this regard ---- so I translated the Mongolian words for compound bow, mounted archer, east wind, war horse, etc., for my Mongolian aircraft carriers.

      Being an unrepentant democrat, anti-communist and free marketeer, I refuse to use overtly communist names when I play the Soviet Union or one of the various Russian states on the different maps. I take perverse pleasure in naming my Russian battleships after the numerous tsarist naval heroes (e.g., Apraksin, Kornilov, etc.).

      I've never produced a railroad gun, but if I did I would probably call it "Bomber Bait." For nuclear weapons, I like to get a little snarky or even use obscure movie references (e.g., "72 Virgins," "Adios, cucarachas," "Friendly Persuasion" or "Purity of Essence").
    • MontanaBB wrote:

      Being an unrepentant democrat, anti-communist and free marketeer, I refuse to use overtly communist names when I play the Soviet Union or one of the various Russian states on the different maps. I take perverse pleasure in naming my Russian battleships after the numerous tsarist naval heroes (e.g., Apraksin, Kornilov, etc.).
      You should know that the only true communists were politicians, the soldiers and citizens hated communism, so you can avoid those names by using russian names that weren't used by the politicians, except to honor the ones that spoke up against communism and were hanged/shot
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    • It depends on the context of the game for me, if the games got a more serious Roleplay, I'll be like Roko and name it after my Country, if the game's taken a more silly turn... Well... The CSS Tampa and Future Oilspill were in the same fleet at one point. Also a nuke named "3'rd times a charm" aimed at Japan.
      Drank some tea and is now ready to kill in Alms name.
    • injinji wrote:

      You should know that the only true communists were politicians, the soldiers and citizens hated communism . . . .
      FYI, my first undergraduate major was the euphemistically titled East European Studies, in which I took over 50 credits in Russian/Soviet history, Marxist-Leninist political theory, communist/socialist economics, and comparative politics of the Warsaw Pact countries.

      You over-state your case: during the 1920s, '30s and '40s, there were plenty of rank-and-file CPSU members, and even average Soviet citizens, who were "true believers." By 1991, obviously a great deal fewer. What's scary in 2017 are the relatively large percentage of older Russians who still believe Stalin was a pretty decent human being and are willing to defend the second biggest mass murderer of the 20th Century. I am well aware of the Russians' historically easy acceptance of authoritarianism, but anyone who is willing to defend Stalin, even after he was denounced by the leaders of his own party 50+ years ago, is viewing the world through the lens of emotional patriotism and not reality.
    • FayeIsBae wrote:

      Also Ironic, since as made clear by my profile picture, I really like Japanese culture.
      Perhaps it's the political animal in me who tells me to treat the present Japanese people with respect, after their government and self-defense forces have been steadfast allies of the United States for over 65 years (ditto for Germany). Perhaps it's my own horror as an American adult who has studied the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ---- I will defend Truman's decision to use the Bomb as a necessary evil, but I cannot bring myself to make jokes about it. And for the record, I am a pretty big smart-a** when I get warmed up.
    • MontanaBB wrote:

      FayeIsBae wrote:

      Also Ironic, since as made clear by my profile picture, I really like Japanese culture.
      Perhaps it's the political animal in me who tells me to treat the present Japanese people with respect, after their government and self-defense forces have been steadfast allies of the United States for over 65 years (ditto for Germany). Perhaps it's my own horror as an American adult who has studied the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ---- I will defend Truman's decision to use the Bomb as a necessary evil, but I cannot bring myself to make jokes about it. And for the record, I am a pretty big smart-a** when I get warmed up.
      Fair enough, Humors just the way I respond to such things I suppose.
      Drank some tea and is now ready to kill in Alms name.