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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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  • Navi

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    Nickname for the star Gamma Cassiopeiae given by astronaut Gus Grissom after his own middle name (Ivan) spelled backwards. Navi also relates to the prophets in the Hebrew Bible and is the name of ... Read More 

  • Nova

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    Nova is a name that has the feel of both newness, from his meaning, and great energy from being an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades. Now making somet... Read More 

  • Orion

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    Orion is a rising star, with both mythical and celestial overtones. Heard sporadically in the late nineteenth century, it burst on the scene in full force in 1994 and has been shooting upwards eve... Read More 

  • Sabik

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    Sabik, a star in Ophiuchus, makes for a rather harsh-sounding name. If you're looking skyward for a baby name, you'd do better with Orion or Jupiter. Read More 

  • Shaula

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    A star in Scorpio whose name would certainly translate into a soft and unusual option for your November baby. Read More 

  • Star

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    Most parents today would prefer the softer-sell Stella.  Read More 

  • Talitha

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    The name of two stars in Ursa Major, also appears in the Bible as words Jesus says to awaken a young girl whose parents feared she was dead. Used as a name in modern times and definitely makes a f... Read More 

  • Vega

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    This name has a lot going for it: it's a self-confident Spanish surname, it identifies one of the most brilliant stars in the sky, and it has a musical reference to singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega.  Read More 

  • Venus

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    The name of a heavenly planet and the Roman goddess of beauty and love was an intimidating no-no until tennis champ Venus Williams put an athletic, modern spin on it. Associated with the Greek Ap... Read More 

  • Zaniah

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    This name of a triple star system in Virgo has a New Agey astral feel.  Read More 

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