The Culture's starship names - got any suggestions? (Iain M Banks)

Tabitha

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The Culture's starship names - got any suggestions?

One of the many small parts of Bank's SF that really got me hooked was the fact that the AI ships chose their own names, and had no qualms about choosing offbeat or alarming names like:
Funny, It Worked Last Time..., I Thought He Was With You and Shoot them Later.

This Website has a great list of some of the names - I tried to find a definitive list, but this was the best I could do.

Do you have a particular favourite? Or suggestions for alternatives?
I thought it could be fun to try and think of other names in the style of Banks' ship's names.
 

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my suggestions:

Please wait to be seated
Now you've gone and done it
The fat of the land
Once upon a time
Hail to the chief
Giving it large
Junk food
Pass the bottle
You didn't want to do that
Dumb and dumber
Room service
Up on your high horse
I give up
Take me to your leader
Cutting the red tape
Consuming pleasures
Neither here nor there
Up, up and away
Bloody typical


:D ;)
 

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Those are some good ones Dave! Especially the first two.

Here are some more:

Oxymoron
Incurable Romantic
Revolutionary Zeal
 

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Or, to quote a certain Vorlon...

Understanding is a three edged sword.

(If anyone is interested, the sides being, their side, your side and the truth.)
 

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The names aren't supposed to follow any scheme, so anything is ok, I guess. Some names are actually no differeent from present day ship names (Naval, Aero, or Space) - esp. many of the single/two word names. Only some of the names are strikingly original. I also loved the way Banks' classified the ships.

You should't have mixed the authentic names with the fan-made ones! Could mislead readers. I think only Thadlerian gave an authentic list of names.

Of the made-up names, I like the following:
A Very Persistant Illusion
I give up (Personally, I think I'd like "I Surrender!" better, though I do understand the difference in meanings, and the possibly intended ambiguity of your version.)
 

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