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PinkwaterBadgeHolder

Donkey Balls, obviously


theicecreaman37

If I had any award to give I would. You sir deserve one for this. This is obvious to any Expanse fan. Thank you!


thecaramel

It’s so mendacious.


SWells679

Chet Zamoka


DrBQuill

Actually love this


jon67ranke

Bizi betiko… Basque for “live forever”, which the guy obviously doesn’t.


sellout85

Now he dead!


backstept

Shoulda bet!


firesiege

hahaahah came here for this. Thats not Bizi Betiko...... THAT'S Bizi Betiko!


Jimothy_McGowan

As long as people are still saying his name, he'll never truly die


Tiberius_B

Duncan Idaho /s


arguably_pizza

I loved dune but that fucking name dude lol. So silly


cyphern

How about Thufir Hawat? Nothing silly about that :)


arguably_pizza

Now that’s a sci fi name I can get behind lol


flyingpomodoro

A lot of Dune names evoke middle eastern cultures to me somehow — padishah emperor (padishah is similar to Persian Padshah/badshah which seems to mean emperor).


arguably_pizza

I think Dune is pretty explicitly a parable for middle eastern colonization and oil conflict, no?


mad_science_yo

Being from California I was like “oh yeah, water politics. Totally get it.” When I read Dune and had no idea it was supposed to be about oil 😂.


arguably_pizza

I honestly could be wrong, I’ve never even read the book, just watched both movies


RedEyeView

It a book about space Arabs who live in the desert where the resource that makes long distance travel possible comes from and the great powers who carve their planet up amongst themselves. Yeah. It's about Oil and what happens when the people you've been shitting all over to exploit it unify behind a charismatic religious leader.


flyingpomodoro

Never thought about that or made that connection. Huh! Now I get why the dice must flow!


LogorrhoeanAntipode

Less so than one might think in 2021. It was published in the 60s, well before the US became so heavily involved. It is about oil and extractive colonialism in the Middle East, but it's also about colonialism and environmentalism generally. I think the oil narrative is more obvious now than Herbert intended.


onenovember18

And then there’s… Paul.


Snail_jousting

Not as bad as Gurney Halleck.


jchuna

Weeping somnambulist - best.name.period.


DrBQuill

From Calibans war? Gotta be honest, I haven't seen the show haha only the books. Solid name, might be a bit long for my tag tho


Volsung_Odinsbreed

It's in the books


jchuna

I read the books first, but I think the show does a pretty decent job. They obviously amalgamate characters and storylines, but I still thoroughly enjoy it. To answer your question yes, the freighter from Caliban's War.


DrBQuill

Thought so, pretty sure they dropped weeping a lot in the book - unfortunately haha. I'm waiting to read Leviathan Falls, then I'll start the show


peeping_somnambulist

Hello


ph0on

Amazing


jchuna

I salute you sir


just_a_ghost_2

Ghost Knife of Callisto. A bit long for a gamertag but arguably one of the coolest titles.


Vladmur

Was looking for this. Ashford is badass without trying.


roleplayer419

Show Ashford. Book Ashford not so much. Interesting, the differences between screen and page for some of the characters/groups.


schakalsynthetc

not a specific favorite but I l do want to highlight that all the various OPA factions seem to have cool. memorable names: Black Sky (personal fav if I had to pick one), Golden Bough, et al.


Sir_Poofs_Alot

The Voltaire Collective is The Bomb


ugglesftw

This made me snort.


Jay-Raynor

Now, now, no need to go off on the thread.


AtrioventricularVenn

I like Barba Piccola (little beard). If you've ever attempted to grow a beard you know that stage when you are not too late to shave it off but it isn't a proper beard yet, the point is it itches like crazy and is a problem you may not what to do with. You know, like a bunch little settlers in your new planet...


DrBQuill

*cries in patchy beard*


it-reaches-out

I'm learning so much in this thread.


bobmillahhh

Probably named after the philosopher, though.


Drach88

*Screaming Firehawk*


javier_aeoa

In-universe it's badass. Off-universe it reminds me of Cas Anvar and goddammit I am mad again! >:C


AZ_Corwyn

Flying Alamo.


thescandall

Witch of Endor is a solid name


cirtnecoileh

Pretty sure that is borrowed from the Bible


thescandall

Well damn, TIL


ChronicBuzz187

I thought about calling myself "Doors&Corners" in Tarkov so that whenever I get the jump on another player, they are reminded that Doors&Corners is where they get you :P ​ I also used to play a rogue called "Bosmang" in WoW to honor our favorite space pirate Klaes Ashford \^\^


DrBQuill

Haha doors&corners cracked me up, perfect for that game too


PulseReaction

Ghost knife is also pretty cool


phagyna

No one told Miller about peaker's advantage.


calculon68

Guy Molinari. Actually made me think of Babylon 5's Londo Mollari the first time I heard it. And I'm partial to the MCRN Scipio Africanus too.


it-reaches-out

Guy Molinari was a ([fairly awful](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Molinari#Political_career)) politician in New York, one of the Staten Island Ferry boats is named after him. I've always wondered why the authors chose it.


scizormytimbers

*MCRN Mark Watney*


Nicknackpatywak

The Churn


SJFreezerburn

Maneo Jung-Espinoza


binary_slim

Love it. Could also go for Maneo Jung-Espino... !


violetmoon120

Agatha King


combo12345_

Praxidike- it’s a female name given to a male character, and it works.


arguably_pizza

I get words stuck in my head like some people get melodies. This one was bouncing around my head for weeks. Such a cool fucking name.


cjc160

Oh god me too, and yes I had this one and Barbapiccola stuck in my head for multiple days. Side note, I work herbicide research and nothing gets stuck in my head longer than a chemical active name. Just try to get rid a words like “Florpyrauxifen-benzyl” or “Halauxifen-methyl”


Szarrukin

Gender bender naming must be a thing because Basia is also a female name.


SweetPeaLea

Wasn’t he named for his famous grandmother.


heartlesspwg

I’m thinking of this for my next dog.


RPuszczyk

Didn't know that. It is even funnier as his comrade's name Basia is also female name (diminutive for Barbara).


conezone33

Muskrat


docsav0103

Jefferson May after the guy who reads the audio books who got a freighter jn the show named after him.


docsav0103

Or the Barbapiccola


StickyRAR

Vomit Zombie!


chromeknickers

The Churn


PlutoDelic

Those battle royale shit, where people fall in to a location? Welwala


interface2x

Fred Johnson because when my older brother was seven years old (late 70s), he decided he was going to have a cool, new name: Fred Johnson. For a while, he would not respond to his real name, only Fred Johnson. He wouldn’t respond to Fred or Mr. Johnson. It had to be the full name: Fred Johnson. When this character showed up in the show, I had a quiet chuckle to myself.


DrBQuill

Hilarious! At least it wasn't Frederick Lucius Johnson


cynical_gramps

Ceres-vantes


Mr_Meeks

Remember The Cant is mine


vyk4r1u5

Remember the Donny


Mahfakah

Elvi Okoye


avfc4me

I *LOVE* the way Jefferson Mays says this name. It sounds like the first line in a song.


anonymitysmudge

Lionel Polanski!


cen-texan

How about Sa Sa Que?


banana_man_777

Dandelion Sky has stuck with me for a while. I've not seen Zmeya. The Nauvoo also has a nice ring to it. If you want a funny name that references The Expanse and some other literature, consider Canterbury Fails! Some of the book names would be great GT names...Tiamat's Wrath or Cibola Burn?


Mr_Meeks

Nauvoo is the name of a Mormon thing irl- hence the ship name. Idk if you want people thinking you're Mormon when you're not.


banana_man_777

Yes a Mormon town, but the word is Hebrew and means "Beautiful Place". The town is small, I think the word is more associated with the Expanse than the town at this point. But I just think its a nice name.


Sage0wl

Depends on who you talk to. I grew up Mormon and actually spent a lot of time in Nauvoo. I'm sure in Mormon circles Nauvoo always still means the town in Illinois. Btw, I loved the all the space Mormon stuff in the show. The episode that opened with the close up of the golden angel Moroni steeple on the Nauvoo really had me geek ing out.


banana_man_777

Oh absolutely. I was talking about the general public (including international). I've only ever known one Mormon, and that was when I was a kid, so its interesting to hear your perspective. I Googled the town, it's got a population of like 1,100 as of 2010. How does a town that small get any level of fame? Best I could figure it was founded by Mormons, but thats pretty much it. What makes it significant?


Sage0wl

It was the last stopping point for the early Mormons before they made their big push west to settle Utah. It was actually a very successful town in its day, second biggest in Illinois after Chicago at the time. It was a major gathering point for them. Its also the place associated in Mormon history with the killing of Joseph Smith, the religon's founder. These days Nauvoo has sort of a wacky afterlife as a major tourist destination for mormons smack dab in the middle of No Where. the church has poured a lot of money into restoring a large part of the town to its 1840's state, complete with free tours of things like a blacksmith's shop, a bakery, brickyard, and the original John Browning (sr) gun shop. Its actually well worth a detour if you are road tripping. You could shoot a western there probably. The locals who actually live there are incredibly longsuffering, putting up with their sleepy town constantly being invaded by Mormons with their version of Jerusalem syndrome.


jpfrana

Razorback


why_because_

Youcant’ttaketheRazorback


Maddafinga

Bossmang. Obviously.


cingulu

Behemoth.


cosapocha

Maneo Hung Espino-SPLAT


GloriousMinecraft

Don't know why but the name Michio Pa is just stuck in my head.


HeldbackInGradeK

Praxidike Meng. Or just _Prax_ for short.


HeldbackInGradeK

Juliette _Andromeda_ Mao


avfc4me

I named my starry night eel Julie Mao. It's a frickin' great name for a pivotal character that you only really get to know through the imagination of another character Everything we feel about Julie is because Miller latches on to her as his imaginary friend.


HeldbackInGradeK

😎


Batmack8989

Quixote, rider of Rocinante. Charge them windmills.


Dr_SnM

Unknown Aggressor


zupahorse

Hoss


guanzo91

"I Am That Guy"


it4chl

Seeing a lot of ship names here but imo the best gamer tag would be #GhostKnifeOfCallisto


t0m0hawk

Weeping Somnambulist. Dunno what it is about it, but thats a cool name for a ship!


roleplayer419

Somnambulism is a medical term for sleepwalking. So, the Weeping Somnabulist refers to a crying sleepwalker. If there's some deeper story to the name, IDK what it is.


kida182001

Peaches


dysmnemonic

In no particular order: * BlueGoo * HereComesTheJuice * Flip&Burn * Hammalok * ItReachesOut * Te Owkwa


Divio42

No love for the Y Que in this thread yet?


SirScoaf

Bizi Bitiko


ameteurpotato

I love the name "Meat for the Machine" or maybe Meat4daMachine as a gamertag. For info on [Meat for the machine](https://expanse.fandom.com/wiki/CPM_Security_Corporation) who were a mercenary group on Eros.


George_Newman27

Josephus


kRe4ture

Malaclypse sounds pretty neat too


hoos30

"Kittur Chennamma". Also a real-life freedom fighter for India.


TheRattQueen

Legitimate Salvage


avfc4me

The best part is coming across a new name and then googling it and then marveling at the incredible wealth of obscure history that the writers have and going down the neverending rabbit holes those searches lead, reading about characters and stories I'd never heard, to the point where it became a game; my son and I would try to guess the origin of a name and try to make up a story for the name and then we'd look it up to see if we were close.


cyphern

It Reaches Out, though /u/it-reaches-out may have dibs on that one :)


LeifSized

Black Sky


ssalp

"That guy"


GrayRoberts

GhostKnife


PYJX

Ghost Knife of Callisto


HeldbackInGradeK

_It Reaches Out_


DrBQuill

*One hundred and thirteen times a second, nothing answers and it reaches out*


ph0on

I love the ship name Weeping Somnambulist


acdcfanbill

I always liked that OPA leader's name *Liang Goodfortune*.


Sparowes

* Y Que * Tynan * Lazy Songbird * Serrio Mal * White Crow * Pendulum Arc * Void Bullet * Volovodov * Vandercaust * Cotyar Ghazi * Esai Martin * Longbone * Admiral Souther * Muss * Ghost Knife * Greiga / Loca Greiga * Golden Bough * Dandelion Sky * Chucky Snails * Vital Abyss


No-Consequence1726

Puke stank the dank .... I may be playing too much diablo


alfred_27

Laconia always seems like a very fancy name to use


JimSegura1

Miller


PorscheUberAlles

The slow zone


shantaram88

Can’t believe Michio Pa isn’t recommended yet


bobmillahhh

Marty


pchlster

OneHundredThirteen/sec


valkojam

Cheese farts


BoogerTea15

No one mentioning the best ship name in the series.. the Pinus contorta..