First let me say that this is entirely up to Lord Sunhawk. The author can totally ignore my comment.Turn 119 - Bone to Bone
There are several proposals for what to name the new class.
 Name  Oregon-class Battleship  Warspite-class Battleship  Nagato-class Battleship  Kaiserin-class Battleship  Roma-class Battleship  <Write-In> (subject to QM approval>
If I remember the beginnings of the thread correctly the settlers lost most of the Star League knowledge. It stands to reason that most of their knowledge of pre-FTL Terra / Earth was lost too. So I´d assume they got their knowledge of history, warship classes and names from the Wolverine AI / memory core?
I´m not quite sure why they would name their warship classes after "wet navy" ships from before FTL spaceflight?
Perhaps the first ones when they were trying to re-create a navy. To re-create a sense of tradition.
As in "Prinz Eugen" heavy cruiser class.
But later on what would be their emotional connection to these names? Wouldn´t it make more sense for them to name ship classes after their own famous Kings, Queens, dynasties, Admirals, (space) battles, decorated heroes (who gave their lives to protect civilians or other crew members)? Cities, planets? Or even - gulp - some meritorious politicians? Whatever? Their own struggles, their own heroes?
Something they know and can identify with?
The exception of course are names like Dreadnought, Invincible and the like. Pretty timeless names.
But the proposed battleship class names...
What is their emotional connection to the people of the realm now?
Maybe we can even start a sort of naming convention?
(Which might of course be a problem simply for the number of ships in one class commissioned.)
- Battleship and battlecruiser classes:
Named after famous Kings, Queens, Admirals, meritorious politicians, battles...
Named after famous Commanders of carriers, famous ASF aces
- Heavy and light cruisers:
Named after planets, continents on planets and cities
Named after decorated crew members
Feel free to improve my proposal. Or ignore it.