One of my favorite things in Sins of a Solar Empire is the ability to name your planets, capital ships, and stations. Do any of you have a favored naming scheme?
One of my schemes is music-based. I name planets and ships after songs that I find appropriate. For instance, I often use "Dies Irae" (classical) for a Marza, or "World of Ice" (Blutengel) for an ice world.
I also have a regional scheme, based on my home in the Pacific Northwest. Under this scheme, planets are named after towns and cities in Washington State, and occasionally those in Oregon or British Columbia. My capital will generally be Seattle. Planets get major cities (Bellevue, Tacoma, Spokane, Redmond), while asteroids get smaller towns (Tukwila, Fife, Duvall, North Bend). Warships are named after regional Native American tribes (Klamath, Salish, Sammammish, Muckleshoot), except for the Marzas, which are named after volcanoes (Ranier, St. Helens, Adams, Baker).