Space Baby Names

There are cool star names like Uma and Bono, and then there are the even more extreme astronomical star and constellation names, which might appeal to parents looking for baby names that are unique and celestial -- in other words, a heavenly name. Some stellar ideas:
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  • Adhara

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    Adhara is the name of one of the brightest stars in the sky, also known as Adara, perfectly suitable for a child. Read More 

  • Alcyone

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    Alcyone was the wife of Ceyx, but the happy pair angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. Ceyx's ship was sunk, Alcyone hurled herself into the sea, but then in sympathy for their gri... Read More 

  • Alioth

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    The brightest star in Ursa Major, this is one of the major navigational stars used by ships. Read More 

  • Altair

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    The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline.  Read More 

  • Alula

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    Alula, the palindromic name of the first double star to be identified as physically related to its twin, would make the perfect name for a first-born twin. Ideas (we're only half joking) for the s... Read More 

  • Alya

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    The traditional name of the star system Theta Serpentis, Alya is also an established Muslim first name and a Turkish place-name. It may also be a Russian short form for Alexandra or any other Al- ... Read More 

  • Andromeda

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    The beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name. Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when four-syll... Read More 

  • Aries

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    Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo.  Read More 

  • Ascella

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    A star system in Sagittarius, so appropriate for your little December baby. Read More 

  • Astra

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    A kind of Jetsons-like, intergalactic name, it's attached both to a comic book character and to Princess Astra on "Doctor Who".  Read More 

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