Providing you can begin the name with a number, and include brackets! Failing that it will be some variation of the above.
There are a couple of reasons. The main reason is that I had a meeting a long time ago with the Republic Conclave (an alliance of RP Guilds that requires a lengthy interview process to get into). Though they were super nice, their members did raise the question of the Guild name, and that it would either put people off us (thinking we were coming in and assuming everyone will do as we say) or that people would simply ignore it for RP purposes. The 1st Lokian name change gets around both those problems when we reach out to other organisations with RP.
The second reason is because we lack an RP vision for the Guild. Republic High Command is too expansive, and too assuming, which makes it difficult to write down the Guild purpose. Of course, our main purpose in existence is to play together and have fun! We are a family after all. But when it comes to RP how can we write down what our purpose is with the name such as it is.
The purpose of the Guild, what we are trying to achieve in RP, will be introduced soon as a high level story idea, and I will be talking with the Game Masters to incorporate ideas regarding this high level idea into their RP sessions. For now, all you need to know while I flesh out the details is this:
1) The 1st Lokian will have a permanent base on Lok (we will use a location on Tatooine for this, the ecologies are similar)
2) The 1st Lokian will fight for the freedom of the citizens of the Lok/Tatooine system
3) We fight to make our home system a permanent part of the Republic.
Hopefully that gives you an idea - I am currently writing the mission statement for the newly renamed Guild and will make that public very soon so we can all begin to pull in the same direction. This vision will not be ALL that we EVER RP, of course, Red will still run his stuff on Hoth, Scan his stuff on Nar Shadaa, but it will provide a high level goal, something we exist for, something that we are trying to achieve.
The third reason for renaming is to make us attractive to recruits. We will be recruiting shortly, and it is much easier with a definite purpose and focus to the RP in our Guild. If someone says, "What is RHC all about?" at the moment its "Well ... we do a bit of RP, a bit of PvE and we have fun". Doesn't sound great (although it does appeal to some, it sounds like 90% of the other Guilds out there). What will set us apart is when someone asks what we do, we can answer that the "1st Lokian fights tirelessly for the Republic in the Outer Rim Tatoo system, against the Empire, against terrorism, and for the citizens that have the right to earn a living free from threat. That's what the 1st Lokian does". I hope you can see what a difference that makes.
So, the name change will go through shortly, once I have completed my list of what needs to change quickly to make it happen (things like the forum graphics, the Wiki layout, etc..). On a side note, I have no intention to change IHC at this point.
Once again, if you have any question, queries, worries, or concerns, then let me know.
COL Pandoren Blackheart
C/O 1st Lokian (Infantry) Platoon