Renaming Earth, because its a boring name.

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I can gel with Terra.

Unless we get to call it Superawesomeworld. Yeah, I could go with Superawesomeworld.

I've always kind of been partial to Sol-3 too, ever since 3rd Rock really.

Planet Meatbag.

No one would invade a planet named meatbag! Well, cept maybe HK-47.

I say name it Bellum. Latin word for war. And we shall keep it until WW3.

OhJohnNo:
Bob.

Anyone who gets my reference wins a lifetime's supply of nothing whatsoever.

You cant call a planet bob.

I was actually trying to remember the same quote.

Great film.

We've been calling it Earth for such a long time. Is it really necessary to change it? I think not. After all, earth works just fine.

Besides, I think earth is a nice name.

OhJohnNo:

WolfThomas:

OhJohnNo:
Bob.

Anyone who gets my reference wins a lifetime's supply of nothing whatsoever.

Titan A.E., I win! I win! I win...nothing

The nothing is all yours.

I came here to post that, actually... damn ninjas...

Pinkie-Pie-Party:

Ectoplasmicz:
Keith.

Lets name our planet 'Keith'.

Haha, thanks, best laugh I've had all day. I agree, lets make this happen: Planet Keith.
"Tim, Tim.... terrible name, it implies a weak character, I'm going to call you Keith"

Captcha: heavens to betsy

*Taps foot* Why exactly do you have a problem with my name? It's worked perfectly fine for me going on 26 years now.

Unrelated: I also get slightly irritated whenever I see the "little Timmy" thing get used whenever someone brings up children doing things they're no supposed to. There are so many names that could work there, yet for some reason mine gets to be default for bad/lame/immature. This is merely a slight pet peeve of mine, you just happened to provide the opportunity to express it.

Regnes:
The Earth's proper name is Terra, just like The Sun's name is actually Helios.

The Sun's name is actually Fred. I can't believe how hurtful and disrespectful you guys are to Fred.

Terra? That sounds just as boring as Earth tbh.

Call it "Tyrannical Licky Spoon 4", with the collective race being called simply "spoons". It has two advantages:

1) Its fun to say out loud.
2) If we're ever invaded by an alien fleet, they may waste time looking for the first 3 planets (Tyrannicl Licky Spoon 1, 2 & 3).

OhJohnNo:
Bob.

Anyone who gets my reference wins a lifetime's supply of nothing whatsoever.

God damn it. Well there goes my idea.

While I can agree that Earth is a boring name, we should at least try to come up with something more creative than another way of saying dirt. Kind of make you wonder what aliens call our planet.

Sol 3 is what we will use. that is my guess when we are hanging at the citadel with Garrus at the pub and chatting where we are from

It's only boring because you heard it since the day you were born. In a way though, it doesn't really jive with the rest of the planet's names. Terra would be a good choice, but I've always been a fan of Gaia. Still though, Will Smith punching an alien and saying "Welcome to Terra" isn't nearly as amusing.

Doc Slingblade:
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Oh sorry, that was a reference to my favourite show, 'the life and times of tim', his boss says that when they meet for the first time:) sorry if I offended, have absolutely nothing against your name.( I also quite like your username :P )

I say we just wait until a first contact, and when the aliens tell us what they call our planet... we just say "that's the oddest thing, that's what WE call it."

Or simply Sol III

I think it's quite a good name, Earth. The other planets in sci-fi are all named like Zoron or Selius or whatever. Ours name is a little different, but if I were global emperor, I guess I'd name it Batman or Rowan Atkinson or Feargus Urquhart or something.

Richardplex:
I'd prefer Gaia to be honest. The moon needs to be called Luna more commonly too, luna is such a pretty name.

Well, technically, it is called Luna, we just call it 'moon' because its a moon, and its our moon.

OP: I'd rename Earth... Nirn.

I like Nirn. Nirn is a fun word to say.

Jaeke:

Richardplex:
I'd prefer Gaia to be honest. The moon needs to be called Luna more commonly too, luna is such a pretty name.

Well, technically, it is called Luna, we just call it 'moon' because its a moon, and its our moon.

Hence why I said more commonly, ala I can call it such without being given queer looks by everyone in the vicinity.

Jaeke:
OP: I'd rename Earth... Nirn.

I like Nirn. Nirn is a fun word to say.

Europe gets to be Tamriel, we called it. We get to be Tamriel. Everyone else can decide what they are between Yokuda, Aldmeris, Akavir, and Atmora. Have at it.

I'm a diplomat.

IamQ:
Well, here in Sweden the alternate name for Earth is "Tellus". Maybe that would work?

Sorry it is too close to telus which is my phone company.

Pinkie-Pie-Party:

Doc Slingblade:
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Oh sorry, that was a reference to my favourite show, 'the life and times of tim', his boss says that when they meet for the first time:) sorry if I offended, have absolutely nothing against your name.( I also quite like your username :P )

Oh, well if that's the case, then don't worry about it. I haven't seen that show and therefore didn't catch the reference. I wouldn't say I'm offended persay, it just bugs me a tad is all. Much like stubbing your toe, it does no real damage, but it is a little frustrating. Like I said, it's just a pet peeve of mine, most of us have at least one. So, with that under the bridge, is the show good? Should I check it out?

Been playing too much starcraft have we?

:p

Naming it Terra in spite of Earth is pointless - They mean the same thing. "Terra" means "Earth" in latin, and Likewise Terra means Earth in English.

You're literally not changing the word at all, only changing the language you're taking the noun from.

I kinda like it being Earth, being Earth-born and all..

However I would much prefer to be a Terran of Holy Terra, the heart of the great human empire, we shall rule..

Babel, after the mythical tower of the old world.

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Dandark:
There is only one name for our planet and that name is

I'd agree, but if Terra is for some reason unsatisfactory, then I think nightwish put it best...

You might think that I'm making a point of our mistreatment of our planet and each other, but mostly I just think "planet HELL" sounds badass.

Captch: Don't tase me. I'm sorry, when did captchas start making internet references?

Why don't we just skip the fancy terms of dirt and just call it planet dirt... nevermind don't want to be called a dirtling by aliens

I'm going to go with something no else has suggested and say Epitaph. Although that might be too many syllables for some folk. How about Juno.

Eleuthera:
Logically we'd call this planet Water instead of Earth... there's a lot more of that.

But I do agree with Terra, though Terrans would refer to every animal on the planet not just humans.

Hahah...that does make some sense, but its still damn funny. A planet named water. Best suggestion untill now.

Also, its named Tellus.

forsaac:
Why don't we just skip the fancy terms of dirt and just call it planet dirt... nevermind don't want to be called a dirtling by aliens

aww, I was just gonna quote "might as well call it Dirt"

Someone brought up the whole humanity/earthling business, so...

let's call it Humanity Prime
optimistically leaving room for the first few of our future space colonies.
Might give all the assholes on this depressing speck of space-dust some goddamn perspective, too. Maybe even pride. We're not just Germans, Americans, Arabs, Jews, Chinese and Equatorial-Guineans.
We're human.

Me55enger:

You cant call a planet bob.

So now you're the boss? You're the King of Bob?

:D

I hereby name this planet:

Dirtville! :3

Fasckira:
Terra? That sounds just as boring as Earth tbh.

Call it "Tyrannical Licky Spoon 4", with the collective race being called simply "spoons". It has two advantages:

1) Its fun to say out loud.
2) If we're ever invaded by an alien fleet, they may waste time looking for the first 3 planets (Tyrannicl Licky Spoon 1, 2 & 3).

Number two of course assumes that the alien fleet is led by chronic sufferers of OCD. And not just any OCD. ALIEN OCD!

Doc Slingblade:
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Haha, oh I have plenty of them myself, no worries. Well it's a very dry sarcastic kind of humour, I'd recommend watching an episode or two( 'Tim's not singing is a good one) and if you don't like them, it's all pretty similar :)

OT: Now that you have brought it to my attention, Tim would be another great name for this little planet of ours: Planet Tim!

... You do of course realize that if it were named Terra, you would find Terra an incredibly boring name, while Earth would sound like an exotic and interesting moniker for our little speck of a planet.

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