Very little about the subject at hand can be brought up on this web site that we do not know about already. ^_^
Must admit though, it is an awful name.
Keep in mind that Rex is Latin for King, although all ships are referred to as 'shes' (except for the Nazi Bismarck), it still does not appeal to me. White Star had some of the worst names ever. One of my friend's nicknames is Nordic (Say very slowly and with a Teutonic accent). Homeric, Ceramic, Coptic, Vedic, Cymric, Runic and all those other ones were never that nice. As I have said time and time again, how about Heroic?
It's true there were some liners with unfortunate names, but never forget the heroic crews of the Royal Navy's 'flower' class corvettes in WW2 who wore names like Poppy, Violet, Buttercup and Pansy on their hat bands. For these guys, action in the North Atlantic was a welcome relief from the more serious fighting that took place immediately after their arrival in any dockside pub.
I've always been inordinately fond of the Leyland Line's SS Lesbian. The Inman Line's 'City of ...' names can be quite funny too: just think of any town you regard as being a bit of a hole. Likewise Union Castle's '....... Castle' convention. And who'd want to travel on Cunard's ominously named SS Siberia? One way ticket only, perhaps? Also think of the confusion of Cunard's Bothnia/Bosnia and the further possibilities for those with a lisp.
Proving the old rule on subjectivity and humour and otherwise being in the eye of the beholder, I quite like Homeric (think classical epic poetry) or Thuringia (wouldn't mind visiting there one day). It's some of the current names that I find really appalling and sadly unimaginative.
I still maintain that all these liners have very sensible names compared with the Royal Navy's best efforts. Where but under the white ensign would you finds vessels that were Arrogant, Surly, Insolent and Vindictive? (sounds like my old school report). And gawd knows what antics took place on Teaser, Tickler, Spanker and Frolic.