Renaming Earth, because its a boring name.

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Damn it, I was ninja'd on the Bob.

Well then, let's call it Urectum.

i'm gonna have to go with "Sol-3". i like to keep things simple. there's no need to complicate matters by naming it.

Hyacintho Marmore, Latin for "Blue Marble"

Hymor?

Cinthomore

Like how they got Rodan from "pteranodon"

When I become Emperor of Mankind, my first decree shall be to rename the planet Batman. Because he's the goddamn Batman.

Probably something along the lines of Terra or Gaia, or maybe even mix them together into Tergaia... or something.

Urgh76:
I hereby name this planet:

Dirtville! :3

I vote Pegasopolis. Filthy ground-walking peasant.

OT: I'm kind of torn between Terra and Gaia. Both are traditional Latin/Greek names for our planet, and sound really awesome, but of course, we English speakers have to be boring.

I mean really, Terrans or Gaians? Sounds way cooler than Earthlings.

Nouw:
Holy Terra is the only suitable name for 'Earth.'

In the name of the God Emperor, this man speaks absolute truth!

i dont like terra but id happily go with Keith
or we could do what the vikings did with Iceland and Greenland and name our planet shit-planet (okay maybe something less offensive and more creative but im terrible at naming things)and name Jupiter wonderful-happy-resource-rich-planet.
id like to see the alien invasion force try to land on Jupiter, that'll show em

GrimTuesday:
As I sit in my room, listening to the rain and waiting for sleep to take me, I started to think about the universe, and then, more narrowly, about our own little blue marble amongst the stars. Now, I may be alone in this but I think that the name Earth is a fucking boring. If it were left up to me, I would rename it Terra, and instead of being humans, we would be Terrans. Its just more interesting that being from boring old earth, instead, we would be Terrans, with our goliaths and vultures, and mighty Terran empire (or confederacy for those less inclined to Imperialism).

So what you you rename this fine planet of ours?

The only reason you find the name "Earth" to be boring is because it's normal. Earth has been referred to as Earth for as long as you can remember, so it's going to seem boring. Terra would get boring as well.

Although, for the sake of just plain fun, I kinda like "Midgard". Don't know what humans would be called in relation to that, but who cares when you have a name like Midgard.

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

I was just going to say. In Norway we also call it Tellus, and apparently it's another Ancient Greek name. Not commonly known.

So many names comes to mind after seeing this^^

http://uppix.net/8/9/f/543a6c47c37575d0cbbb304ab60d6.jpg

"Herpaderp, let's call it the same, but in latin."

I'm not particularly bothered with Earth's name, but Sol-3 makes sense.

GrimTuesday:
As I sit in my room, listening to the rain and waiting for sleep to take me, I started to think about the universe, and then, more narrowly, about our own little blue marble amongst the stars. Now, I may be alone in this but I think that the name Earth is a fucking boring. If it were left up to me, I would rename it Terra, and instead of being humans, we would be Terrans. Its just more interesting that being from boring old earth, instead, we would be Terrans, with our goliaths and vultures, and mighty Terran empire (or confederacy for those less inclined to Imperialism).

So what you you rename this fine planet of ours?

Terribly sorry, but I'll be using Mass Effect real quick. Your statement of us being renamed Terrans is for what? Our planet is Terra?

Quarians are from Rannoch.
Turians are from Palaven.
Krogans are from Tuchanka.
Humans are from Earth.

I do agree Earth is a boring name, but humans sound just fine.

Terra.
Luna.
Sol.

No more discussion is needed.

'Holy Terra' is the only name I'd want to give it.

I've always used Latin names when talking in an astronomical or cosmological sense, or just to try and increase its usage.

Terra, Sol, Luna. My favorite names.

Edit: Upon reflection, I'd also go with Keith. But only if our sun gets a cool name like Sarah.

Pinkie-Pie-Party:

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!

Eh, I'd have to be an Egomaniac to want that, so I think I'll pass. Having the entire planet named after me would be weird. I might check that show out sometime though I'm not sure if I'd like it.

I should have put this in the previous post, but too late now. Anyway, since you mentioned that you liked my username, I guess I could tell you why I'm using it. It's a combination between two separate monikers I got branded with while in the military. Slingblade because apparently I have a deep southern accent (like in the movie) which I'd never noticed before Californians felt the need to constantly point it out to me. I got the Doc one because someone seemed to think that I look like a younger Doc Brown from Back to the Future. Needless to say, I wasn't fond of either for the longest time, but once you're branded, you can never get away from it. Eventually I just got used to it.

Fast forward a few years, and you have me registering an account for the Escapist. Not being able to think up anything better at the time, I used this as a temporary solution. I've had other usernames elsewhere on the net, but I've grown tired of those over time. If anyone has any better ideas for a good username, I'm open to suggestions. Since I'm no doubt derailing the thread, I think I should stop here, my apologies to the OP for this as well as the wall-o-text.

I've always though it already was Tellus O.o
But if I could choose: Gummibjörn

I say we call it jarsoom

Warped_Ghost:

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.

Its really just another form of terra anyway.
By the way, from the Wikipedia article

"The two words Terra and Tellus are thought to derive from the formulaic phrase tersa tellus, meaning "dry land"; it may also be related to the similar sounding name of the equivalent Etruscan goddess Cel."

As a brony my first thought was hmmm... Cel-lestia
lol

(and yes I know what celestial means)

Nouw:
Holy Terra is the only suitable name for 'Earth.'

This. The Emperor protects.

Can we call it Midgard instead?

Ooh, or Planet Doom. That's a planet you don't fuck with.

When we encounter an intergalactic community, we'll be grateful for naming ourselves that.

Let's rename it "Target" and then paint a massive collection of red circles on the surface. The aliens will know where to hit when they come to invade us. =P

We will call it. . . this land

OhJohnNo:
Bob.

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

Nice titan a.e. ref :)

OhJohnNo:
Bob.

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

Titan AE right?

Durgiun:
I say we call it Rectum.

'Cause it's the biggest shithole in the universe.

what about Uranus?

I say we construct a massive top-hat above the north pole, a monocle over the pacific and a pair of ripping good sideburns.

Planet of the Gentle(mentle)men!

Hmmmm... Brian.

Planet Brian.

In case the aliens finally show up, I'd most likely want them to call us Terrans, from Terra. Earthlings sounds stupid.

Just say earth enough that you reach Semantic satiation. It'll sound more interesting then.

I'm too lazy to look, has anyone said Bob yet?

Edit: yup, I should have know someone said it already

Well I love Latin so im cool with calling Earth Terra.

(Also Latin is the only language to differentiate between "fighting with someone" and "fighting with someone".

hydrogenia , 'cause there're more hydrogen molecules on this planet than anything else in the periodic table.

or maybe "ecchi", and we can all be ecchins.

I can't believe I get to post this! Omicron Persei 8 is the one true name!

I'm fine with Earth. At least we're not living on Uranus.

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