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Space captain names

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:49 pm

There's probably a generator somewhere online for such a request, but it won't have a Speccy leaning. Say I wanted to make an unashamedly blatant clone of a space shooter like Cybernoid or R-Type, and needed a name for the pilot of the spacecraft, what should it be? The best I can do so far is:

Benedict Spaceclutch.

Benedict suggests a refined character, probably educated at Oxford or Cambridge, could have captained England's first eleven were he not predisposed to fight an undefined alien threat.

Spaceclutch suggests a square jaw, a tough demeanour, and a no nonsense attitude to a hostile alien empire.

Any other suggestions? Male or Female protagonists?
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Re: Space captain names

Post by Einar Saukas » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:22 pm

Captain Tiberius Kirk.
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Post by Ralf » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:43 pm

I'd really like to help but I'm afraid a language barrier may be too much here for me.

Can't never be sure if something that sounds cool to me would sound cool to native English speaker too.

I'll give you an example. We have a pop singer in Poland who uses a stage name Margaret. It sounds all right to everybody in Poland. But I've read that in UK you would associate the name Margaret with an old lady ;) So sorry, no international career for our girl ;)
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Re: Space captain names

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:01 pm

Einar Saukas wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:22 pm
Captain Tiberius Kirk.
It'll never catch on.
Ralf wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:43 pm
I'd really like to help but I'm afraid a language barrier may be too much here for me.
I may not use it but I'd still be interested in a good Polish space captain. It's not essential that he plays for England's first eleven :D

As it happens I love the name Margaret! It is becoming old fashioned in the UK but it's not as 'out of date' as Doreen or Enid. Mind you any of these would be very tongue cheek names for a space hero...
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Re: Space captain names

Post by Seven.FFF » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:05 pm

You reminded me of the Deepak Chopra new age nonsense generator, and even better the "what is your Ramones name" generator :D
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Re: Space captain names

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:27 pm

I'm not afraid to risk looking foolish :mrgreen:

A Polish female space captain:

Ola Kamien.

Forename apparently means 'defender of mankind', surname = stone. Sounds a bit spacy to an English ear.
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Re: Space captain names

Post by MatGubbins » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:00 am

Dasha Blitzen... the female gun-tooting (rein)deer sidekick/companion in the style of this character from this Orangina advert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XseUnU5kcLI
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Re: Space captain names

Post by Einar Saukas » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:16 am

Captain Spacey McSpaceface.
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Re: Space captain names

Post by hikoki » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:02 am

A distinguished coupla come to mind :mrgreen:
Garbunkel Vollomon
Bolbo Bollomon
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Re: Space captain names

Post by Morpheus » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:35 am

Not oringinal but funny none the less - taken from Blackadder.

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