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Strange Capsuleer Names

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#1 - 2016-12-15 08:50:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Is there some lore piece explaining why there is so much strange/funny/exotic capsuleer names? Because I cant find any.

So, here is my explanation:
These are not real names. Every pilot have to choose his unique CIN (Concord Identificator Name) when he becomes capsuleer. Some of course can still use their true names if they are not already taken and present in Concord database.
Samira Kernher
Praetorian Auxiliary Force
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#2 - 2016-12-15 09:14:12 UTC
I don't have a quotable source, but it's generally accepted to be a capsuleer's registered callsign, not their real name (unless they used their real name for the callsign, of course).
Tavin Aikisen
Phoenix Naval Operations
Phoenix Naval Systems
#3 - 2016-12-15 22:24:39 UTC
Like what Samira said. It's also the projection of our persona. We're free to do as we please. In-fact names that may appear silly to capsuleers probably appear intimidating to ordinary people.

This chronicle details the visual appearance of a capsuleer and the impact it has on the local population. Eccentric to some, intimidating to others.

"Remember this. Trust your eyes, you will kill each other. Trust your veins, you can all go home."

-Cold Wind

Bargain Benny
#4 - 2016-12-15 22:25:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Bargain Benny
I believe there was a Chronicle covering capsuleer planetary interaction (in which a capsuleer threatens orbital bombardment unless a city evacuates out of the area he planned to drill on) wherein an Amarrian capsuleer communicated using an altered image and callsign.

He called himself Omnistus though that likely wasn't his original name. So yeah, I imagine that a capsuleer can choose to broadcast his callsign to others rather than his registered birth name.
BigBoss Sanchez
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#5 - 2017-01-02 21:19:45 UTC
Well, some capsuleers are just.. big bosses
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#6 - 2017-01-02 22:30:37 UTC
I imagine it can be either or.

I often preferred to be called Q. Also, as far as a roleplay/fiction side of things, as my character was made back in 2007, I don't remember if there was even an option for a surname at that point.

But when I see someone with a name "Nevergonna have grandkids" ganking in high sec, I imagine that's basically what information shows up in your ships scanner, as the top post shows, as his unique identifier.

The truth is peace. But nobody is looking for truth.

Kolodi Ramal
Sanxing Yi
#7 - 2017-01-02 23:13:32 UTC
Tavin Aikisen wrote:
This chronicle details the visual appearance of a capsuleer

Mind you, that was just what Omvistus chose to look like. :) That chronicle lends support for the idea of a capsuleer being able to portray on comms a realistic (or not so realistic) "holoavatar" according to their preferences.
Tyrana McBitch
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2017-01-03 13:16:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Tyrana McBitch
I will explain my call sign. So I wanted my characters name to represent a terror, of the black abyss we call space. So I had the word Tyrant in mind. I made it female. Hence Tyrana. Now the second part its fairly simple. I wanted to PvP/Pirate.

Names can have a psychological effect in game. If I jump into a lowsec system, most young characters will jump out. Although sometimes I am just there to PvE I don't mean to scare them off lol.

My character name is a persona of what I do in game. I'm not a fluffy miner by any means.

I think most names can represent you character take for example one of the funniest character names & avatars in game. Manface Missiletits. I think this is one of the most posted characters in a local chat that I have ever seen lol.


Yebo Lakatosh
Goonswarm Federation
#9 - 2017-01-16 08:22:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Yebo Lakatosh
Apart from the obviously suggestive and/or funny nicks..

New Eden's population ultimately originates from Earth, but they also had a few millenia to mix and distort the language. Now since names can be strange and surprizing even today, I believe in EvE kinda' everything goes. I tend to think most callsigns as actual birthnames. Mine definately is: a zulu word and a distorted gipsy family name. But to my ear, McBitch (and many more) sounds valid enough too. Worse adjectives than that got stuck to families as surnames during the times.

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Tristan Valentina
Villore Accords
#10 - 2017-02-08 19:36:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Tristan Valentina
Capsuleers are infomorphs, we do not have to be locked into a single physical form if we don't want to be. New Eden also has access to technology that would allow any person to look like whatever they want over a communication line. I mean in the real world you can make a digital avatar that follows your facial movement, it is a very fair assumption to assume that these sorts of technologies would be even more polished in YC 119. This is also probably why capsuleer names are locked down on CONCORD provided communication channels. It is really there only way to track the immortal demigods that have been released on the cluster. I think a big part of this lore wise is who is the capsuleer talking to and what channel are they talking in. Talking down to a planet probably does not use the same tech that allows for instantaneous conversation between capsuleers across the cluster.

The stuck with a single name thing that us capsuleers deal with in game is a function of having to interact with a market, and CONCORD exerting there infinite control on your immortal life.

This is my favorite part of the lore of EVE glad to see a conversation on it.