That just doesn't make sense to me. Why would White Star choose "Britannic" over "Gigantic" for their third Olympic-class liner? Britannic just doesn't evoke the same tone as Gigantic does -- "Britannic" just doesn't fit the "Olympic" class theme. I don't get their logic. And as you state, May 1911 was Titanic's launch month, and it would be fully a year before she sails. Was her name finalized before she was laid down (meaning Novemeber 30, 1911), or was she laid down as "Gigantic" and renamed after?As I pointed out, there is documentary proof that the third ship was named Britannic at least as early as May 1911.