Real or fictional, star-, air-, or sea-, funny or unique: come one, come all! Try to avoid macho fist-pumping military names like Dauntless or Intrepid.
Tom Strange, of the ABC comic book Terra Obscura, had a spaceship called Strange Adventure. I’ve always loved this name, and if I ever fulfill my dream of owning a sailboat, that’s what I’ll call it.
In Philip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld books, Sam Clemens had a riverboat called Not For Hire and its launch was called the Post No Bills.
I always liked that the “runabouts” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were named after Earth rivers. The Ganges, the Orinoco, the Rubicon were all names of DS9 runabouts.
HMS Surprise has been both a real and a fictional Royal Navy vessel.
When I was in the Navy I found it amusing that so many of our nation’s ships are named after landlocked cities or states.
What’ve y’all got?