Just a poll for a few days (then, I kill the thread entirely- unless some gem post shows up in a resultant discussion) . . .
Also, I am finally deciding between KwikSilver and Rover as the vehicle name (as mentioned in another thread).
-Rover is a direct and historical reference to what pirates of the GAoP referenced to themselves as (rovers or sea rovers), plus I "rove" around a lot and LOVE driving. It was also the common term used for centuries for pirates and pirate ships/craft, sometimes as rovers and sometimes as sea rovers. For example of the twin meanings as the 2 main normal meanings: rover - definition of rover by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
rov·er 1 (r
r)n.1. a. One that roves; a wanderer. b. A crewed or uncrewed vehicle, used especially in exploring the terrain of a planet and its satellites.
2. Sports A mark in archery selected by chance.
ro·ver 2 (r
r)n.1. A pirate. 2. A pirate vessel.
I used this for a while, but dropped it for the reason below:
(I love this name, but am somewhat concerned about people thinking "he really wanted a Land/Range Rover," when that isn't the case. That is like when I thought "JackRabbit" or "Jack's Rabbit," but dropped it b/c the famous VW product.)
-KwikSilver is a more complex meaning mixing the multifacted of mercury (the messenger god, the metal, and so forth), the wonderful hotrods of the 1950s were Mercury was cool, and the fact it is quick and silver. The spelling is Anglo-Dutch (and period-correct), as the Dutch spelled it Kwikzilver and is one of a number of English spelling variations (English wasn't yet really standardized). Plus more. This is what I've been using and have some ideas, but not as direct and simple as Rover.
(I like this name)