Celestial Names: Some heavenly baby name choices
So you’ve scoured the Earth and still haven’t come up with the perfect name for your baby. Maybe it’s time to look skyward to broaden your horizons. There’s a whole galaxy of interesting and evocative celestial names to choose from, including those of planets and their satellites, constellations and single stars. These range from simple human names like Faye and Helene to those carrying the romantic resonance of Greek and Roman myth.
First, some names of planets and their satellites:
JUPITER –the largest planet in the solar system
VENUS –the most brilliant planet in the solar system
Next, some of the constellations:
And some of the most namesake-worthy individual stars:
NOVA—a star that suddenly increases in brilliance then gradually fades
SIRIUS – the brightest star in the heavens
VEGA – a blue-white star of the first magnitude
And finally, though they might not appear in the sky anywhere from six to a million years, here are some recurring comets:
AURORA—the name of the shimmering displays of light that occur in the far northern and southern skies.