What I’m wanting to do is write a story about the Picard who fought at Trafalgar, mentioned in Star Trek: Generations, and I am trying to settle on a name for the historical Picard’s ship, though perhaps giving the French frigate the same (or a similar) name as the Starfleet vessel his descendant commanded five centuries hence might be too fanwanky. Yet, there’s a certain sentimental pull there, and naming the ship “Enterpris” would be a coincidence too far, I should think. “Astronome” comes close in the meaning department, and “astrologue” strikes me as not being quite right because of the connotations of magic and mystery. A single word name would suit my purposes best, besides the historical tendency of the French fleet to give their ships names of a single word. I may simply mangle the French that I have, and let that be that. Naming the ship is comparatively easy, compared to the research necessary for the story.
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A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004. View all posts by Allyn