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#1 2008-05-21 04:27:07

louis
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Re: Naming the colony

No doubt this has been discussed before somewhere, but I was wondering whether people had suggestions for the first permanent human settlement on Mars.

My favourites:

1. Humanity

2. New World

3. Homopolis

4. Martis/Martis City


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#2 2008-05-21 09:14:45

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Re: Naming the colony

colony A?

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#3 2008-05-21 12:51:25

louis
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Re: Naming the colony

That's a bit boring as far as I'm concerned.

You could at least make it Alpha City.


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#4 2008-05-21 13:04:27

naitsabes
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Re: Naming the colony

New New York

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#5 2008-05-21 13:43:51

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Re: Naming the colony

big_smile

Ares Colony


-Josh

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#6 2008-05-22 09:20:48

Gregori
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Re: Naming the colony

I wouldn't give it a fanciful name until we know what its like.

When we know what its like to live there and get a good feel for it, we could give it an apropriate name.

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#7 2008-05-22 12:42:08

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Re: Naming the colony

In the USA colonists often changed the name of their place after a few years of settlement. No harm in starting off with something alluring!


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#8 2008-05-22 13:07:27

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Re: Naming the colony

In the USA colonists often changed the name of their place after a few years of settlement. No harm in starting off with something alluring!

Its Mars.... how more alluring can it be? People would chop of a right arm to go!

I'm not into fanciful names until I get a feel of things. A good name will come, but it has to develop naturally from being there big_smile

I would start of with colony A, and let the settlers rename it after a few years based on what it means to them!!

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#9 2008-05-22 20:59:00

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Re: Naming the colony

I respect your viewpoint, Gregori. This isn't a PR exercise. But I guess I just have a personal bias towards the inspiring. "Apollo" was a good choice, much better than say M1.

wink


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#10 2008-05-23 03:59:32

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Re: Naming the colony

How about  "AT LAST"

The way things are going it might well be the first words spoken on Mars.  lol


Chan eil mi aig a bheil ùidh ann an gleidheadh an status quo; Tha mi airson cur às e.

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#11 2008-05-23 05:39:47

Gregori
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Re: Naming the colony

How about  "AT LAST"

The way things are going it might well be the first words spoken on Mars.  lol


big_smile  lolololol

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#12 2008-05-23 17:36:19

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Re: Naming the colony

Ok! Suggest we combine the two words so it appears as

ATLAST


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#13 2008-05-23 17:37:42

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Re: Naming the colony

That will be

   

ATLAST


Population 6[/b]


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#14 2008-05-26 10:23:03

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Re: Naming the colony

Wouldn't that become Atlas?

Destiny?


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