The Ancient Gaming Noob brought up an interesting subject: do you name your ship ?
From what I remember I have always named my ships, except maybe some disposable shuttles. I started out naming them (or at least the bigger ones) after star trek ships. There is some wiki out there that lists quite a few. Then I used a list of uss aircraft carrier ships (USS Kitty Hawk is kinda cool), but that got a bit lame as well.
Now I just use whatever comes up . My raven is still named Phoenix, most of my haulers something silly like The AFK Hauler. Omber Homber, or NomNomNom for Hulk or Retriever.