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Author Topic: Blimpy McBlimpface  (Read 900 times)
Newchurch
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« on: March 22, 2016, 06:09:24 pm »

Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention please.

I am requesting suggestions, please, for an airship name.  Clearly daft names will be welcome, but I'm hoping for some serious ones too.

There is a purpose.  It's part of a work project in which I am putting together a training course for serious people in suits.  The problems they will have to think about will be those of a fictional modern business designing, building and selling airships.  To ground it in reality, the fictional ships will be hangared in Cardington, in England.  (In real life, currently being used by Hybrid Air Vehicles for their magnificent Airlander craft, to which the fictional business has no connection.)

I'd like a good name for the prototype demonstrator ship.  It would be useful to have a generic name too (Zeppelin already having been taken).
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 10:37:33 pm »

Dirigible Airship 'Jules Verne'
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Newchurch
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 01:15:44 pm »

Dirigible Airship 'Jules Verne'

Thank you.  That is almost perfect.  I wish I had thought of it myself.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2016, 04:53:11 pm »


HMS  Snark
HMS Charlotte
HMS Zeppelin

Elisabeth, Camilla,  Thatcher, Imperial,Empire, Antipodean,  Explorer. ..

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 09:29:47 pm »


HMS  Snark
HMS Charlotte
HMS Zeppelin

Elisabeth, Camilla,  Thatcher, Imperial,Empire, Antipodean,  Explorer. ..


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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 10:04:44 pm »

My mother's maiden name was McBlimpface...
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 12:43:30 am »

Kirov
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pakled
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2016, 02:03:32 am »

or Aurora, for that matter...Wink
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Newchurch
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2016, 04:27:10 pm »

Thank you all for the suggestions.  The airships (there will be two) are now named:

     Jules Verne

and

     Kirov

I still have not found a perfect name for the manufacturer.
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Newchurch
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2016, 05:05:16 pm »

Thank you all for the suggestions.  The airships (there will be two) are now named:

     Jules Verne

and

     Kirov

I still have not found a perfect name for the manufacturer.

And there is another being designed:  Project Aurora
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morozow
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2016, 05:28:45 pm »

Thank you all for the suggestions.  The airships (there will be two) are now named:

     Jules Verne

and

     Kirov

I still have not found a perfect name for the manufacturer.

Forgive my curiosity. Interested to know how do different people of different cultures. So I want to clarify.

I wrote "Kirov", as this famous airship unit from the game Red Alert.

Did you consider this? Or just a name you liked?
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Newchurch
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2016, 10:05:42 pm »

Thank you all for the suggestions.  The airships (there will be two) are now named:

     Jules Verne

and

     Kirov

I still have not found a perfect name for the manufacturer.

Forgive my curiosity. Interested to know how do different people of different cultures. So I want to clarify.

I wrote "Kirov", as this famous airship unit from the game Red Alert.

Did you consider this? Or just a name you liked?

It was just a name I liked.  I'm sorry, I don't know the game. 

I did spot that it was a name borne by a bolshevik revolutionary  leader, among others.  It seemed immediately recognisable as Russian, and that has helped develop the story.
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Penny Lovelace
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2016, 12:38:25 am »

I don't understand the need for this question.

Blimpy McBlimpface was flawless.  Grin

Glad you found some names though! x
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Newchurch
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2016, 09:31:33 pm »

I don't understand the need for this question.

Blimpy McBlimpface was flawless.  Grin

Glad you found some names though! x

Thank you most kindly!

Jules Vernes and Kirov both flew successfully.  Others - to my distress - also preferred Blimpy McBlimpface.
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Penny Lovelace
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2016, 11:19:22 pm »

I am pleased they named that polar research ship The RRS Sir David Attenborough in the end, but the Boaty Mcboatface incident was an amazing snapshot of people having collective fun, and it'll hopefully lead to more people getting involved with such things  Grin
I'm glad the flight was a success! Congratulations.
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Newchurch
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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2016, 09:43:14 pm »

Yes it turned out to be wonderful publicity for the proposed ship, which will now be famous before she is launched.

It seems there is now another gentleman on this board who requires a name for an airship, so perhaps I could introduce you to him here?

Link: The Octoship
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Lazaras
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2016, 03:09:47 pm »

Why not make it a thing that had been gotten from advertisers and nobody's letting you re-register it under a new name?

The 'Bringer of Drinks and Seller of Snacks' or to shorten it. the 'Snackbringer.'
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