I know this is close to necro, but I'm still under the wire, so
Ed, as a commander, you won't need to make up a weapon name for yourself. Just wait until you give an order that someone on your team doesn't like; they'll start calling you a f___ing battleaxe anyway! (They'll do it behind your back, mind you, but you'll get the title all the same!)
I think a big part of the naming convention (apart from marketing) is directly for you commanders (sorry, I'm not one of you - I'm a sniper/marksman/recon/whatever-you-call-it). When you're planning out a tactic, it's mentally easier to say "I need two sabres and a hammer to cover the tower" than it is to say "I need two guys who shot a lot of paint, but not too much, and one guy who shoots three cases per minute to cover the tower". Since in the real military, foot soldiers who shoot very little and foot soldiers who shoot a lot are all called infantry, the blade naming creates a distinction between the groups for paintball planning purposes (say that one five times fast!). Commanders and snipers already exist in the military, so they don't need any new distinction for their paintball counterparts.
Besides, as Platinum said, Commanders generally don't care about nicknames. They've already got one, anyway; it's "sir".
This post has been edited by Johnny Blaze: 07 November 2008 - 07:53 AM
Whether or not you support a war, support your troops, both past and present. Remember, they may not agree with the war either, but they're still out there, voluntarily risking everything for us. The least we can do is be grateful.