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Andrew Johnston

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For me I must say OCEANIC is a name that is great on ships... OCEANOS is nice too... SPLENDOUR etc. are nice too....
 

Dave Gittins

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I don't know about liners, but one of the best-named yachts in recent years was Playstation. For once, the sponsor's name suited the enterprise.
 

Matthew Lips

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Titanic conjures up images of strength and size. It would have been a mighty fine name, if a certain iceberg hadn't forever turned the word into a synonym for "disaster".

I guess you cannot go far wrong with naming ships after great seafarers, so Andrea Doria and Cristoforo Colombo are high on my list of favourites.
 
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L'Atlantique - I think that's my absolute favorite name.
Normandie
Ile De France
Conte Grande
Century
Rex
Paris
Lafayette

I think those sound nice enough to be in this topic.
 

T. Eric Brown

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Majestic (White Star Line, 1922)
Ile De France (French Line, 1927)
Lancastria (Cunard Line, 1922)
Polaris
Orient
Aquitania (Cunard Line)
Excalibur (American Export Lines, 1930)
Himalaya (P & O Lines, c1940)
Independence (American Export Lines, 1951) gorgeous ship!
Strathallan (P & O, 1938)
One more, I don't know if a ship was actually named this but it's still a good name:
Adria
 

Jim Wilke

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I'd add Persia, which has a supple sound to it and is as elegant as the Cunarder which carried it. Persia is commonly known as the first iron Cunarder on the transatlantic run, but beyond this she had extremely good proportions, with two fine funnels, a clipper bow and handsomely designed paddle boxes.

The Inman Line's "City" names were also nice, and the "City of Paris" was the best of them, and fortunately used on one of the most graceful ships of the time.

For another reason entirely, the White Star's "Teutonic" is awesome, conjuring up a sort of thumping machine age precision more than matched by the ship that carried it.

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Well, being somewhat of a Trekker, I would love to see the names T'pring, Kahless, Surak, Odo or Spock be used for cruise ship....
 

Lucy Burkhill

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Mauretania, of course!

Also, Aquitania, Lusitania, and Normandie were very nice names, with a graceful, feminine sound to them.
 

Bob Godfrey

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There may be no Spock on the high seas as yet, but there was an escort vessel called the USS Kirk. Rumour has it that she was named for Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk, but we of course know better. The ship was noted for a tendency to roll during combat.
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Hi Eric!
Ah yes, 'The Savage Curtain' ws a great episode of Star Trek TOS. Anythime I think of Abraham lincoln, I think of him fighting side by side with Spock, Kirk and surak on planet Excalpia. 'Image of Surak' would be a superb name for a ship. Vulcan names are good- as well as klingon -
Klingon has been developed into a real language- i think Klingon names such as 'klang', 'kaplah' or 'hosh-toosh' would have promice. Just never call a ship 'patacchhh'
 
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Oceanic
Titanic
Lusitania
Majestic
Princess Alice
Gigantic (Was that ship ever built? I read the White star line wanted to build a ship named Gigantic.)
 
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Zack Wyatt

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They should name a ship "GIGANTIC"! I wish they never changed it for the Britannic.
 

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