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Name That Planet! Alien Worlds Looking for Winning Names

Artist’s view shows an extrasolar plane
An artist’s view shows an extrasolar planet. Courtesy of IAU/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinge

Name that planet! Even astronomers have grown weary of planet discoveries with names that only a robot could remember, and on Wednesday they unveiled a new worldwide alien planet naming contest.

Announced by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the NameExoWorlds contest offers the public the chance to vote on more memorable names for some 305 planets newly discovered orbiting nearby stars, ones suggested by astronomy clubs worldwide. A ceremony will reveal the winners in 2015. 

“The NameExoWorlds contest aims at crowdsourcing the process by which public names will be given to a large sample of well-studied, confirmed exoplanets and their host stars,” says the contest announcement from the IAU. Since 1919, the IAU has been the official naming body among professional astronomers for new discoveries in the heavens. Most memorably, the group made headlines by decreeing Pluto a “dwarf” planet in a 2006 vote.

The IAU has also clashed with astronomer Alan Stern over the 2013 naming contest with the nonprofit organization Uwingu to name Alpha Centauri bb, the alien planet discovery closest to our own solar system. In April, that contest announced “Albertus Alauda” as the winning name.

Planet Potpourri

Over the past two decades, astronomers have detected more than a thousand alien worlds. The new IAU contest will look for names for planets discovered before 2008 that have withstood at least five years of follow-up observations. (They now typically bear such sprightly monikers as HD 183263 b, a designation borrowed from technical star catalogs.)

“The winning names will not replace the scientific designations, which already exist for all exoplanets and their host stars, but they will be sanctioned by the IAU as their adopted names, and be publicized as such, along with due credit to the astronomy clubs or organisations that proposed them,” according to the announcement.

Here’s betting that “Pandora” will be among the entrants. Let us know what names you would suggest.

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Comments

  1. Cherokee
    West tribe
    September 16, 7:58 am

    I have some names:
    Graceland
    Mauro.

  2. Minty
    Washington
    September 15, 5:05 am

    I like that name Aurora.

  3. Kit Kat Kate
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    September 15, 5:02 am

    How about Aurora???

  4. Samantha M
    OR-US
    July 22, 2:49 pm

    Gallifrey
    Skaro
    Trenzalore
    :)

  5. Romeo B.
    Granadilla,Tenerife,Canary Islands
    July 22, 6:56 am

    The names are;
    Elo
    Emic
    Ewa
    Romiwada
    Nop
    Buruc
    Eridu
    Uruk
    Marturn
    Ewac
    Laridu
    Muric
    Spiro
    Miyuli
    Olo

  6. Luis Carteciano
    Philippines
    July 18, 9:20 pm

    Kronos

  7. Stuart Munien
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    July 18, 6:03 pm

    As noted with many constellations, planets and previously used star maps, most of them have names of a greek, roman or arabic nature. Chances are the best names would be that of mythological figures who have something in common with the planet’s features or the constellation it’s found in

    E.g. 51 Pegasi b is unofficially known as Bellerophon, because it is found in the Pegasus constellation and in Greek mythology Bellerophon was the hero who tamed Pegasus

  8. Luis Carteciano
    Philippines
    July 18, 1:45 pm

    Kronos is my entry as a name for a new planet

  9. wade
    BC
    July 18, 1:34 am

    With a thousand extra-solar planets already discovered, and more coming practically every day, we will be able to use ALL THE NAMES.

  10. yagmur
    July 16, 5:10 pm

    “Aphic” as the name

  11. tj
    kalamazoo
    July 16, 12:39 pm

    tatooine

  12. rodj mendoza
    philippines
    July 15, 10:04 pm

    Planet KAIBA….

    came from a filipino word means “different” or “extraordinary”

    Hope you like it…..

  13. widad
    morroco
    July 15, 11:00 am

    ok wath about NEWSLY HAMILTONY PLANITO CHOUTINEW

  14. v.s.Mahela Jayawardena
    weligama
    July 15, 7:23 am

    I would name the Planet (BAWATHRAA). Speed,Time,mind,self Any1n controling. He or har is a BAWATHRAA. (old sinhala)

  15. ANURADHA VERGINIE
    SRILANKA
    July 15, 6:14 am

    I will name the planet Mika.

  16. Denise
    jerusalem
    July 15, 3:11 am

    Je nommerai cette planete BERECHIT qui veut dire en hebreu, ”au commencement”, premier mot de la bible, et qui decrit les merveilles de la creation divine,

  17. Dimas Pereira
    el cajon
    July 15, 12:57 am

    name it Dimas

  18. Choolani
    Avissawella, Sri Lanka
    July 15, 12:10 am

    How about “Aretta”.. :)

  19. Rebecca Miranda
    Stockton, California
    July 14, 8:59 pm

    Um.. how about…
    Juno
    Minerva
    Bellona
    Aesculapius
    Trivia

  20. Khalil aliy
    london
    July 14, 7:38 pm

    I would name a planet “Khalil X1″ if I would be so lucky?
    The name khalil is an arabic word for “sincere friend”.
    In arabic language every word is a name! Therefore all arabic names have valid meanings!

    My surname is “Aliy” which means subliminal!

    Coincidentally the name of the Hero otherwise known as the man of steel…”Superman”

    The “X” Representative of Extraordinarily, Exyreme, Extra terrestrial or simple “X” for unknown!

    These are sincere words god speed, if for humanity yo supercede expectations, the humanity needs a liasons and supportive alli.

    I hope such a planet can be our allies in the future oppose to our ENEMIES!

    So if humankind is to make allies with distant planets then what better way then to begin with naming a planet than Friend subliminal (Subliminal Friend)

    *☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆♡*

    Thank you with sincere courtsey and may peace reign everlasting.
    Thank you regards

    Khalil….

  21. khalil Aliy
    England
    July 14, 7:36 pm

    I would name a planet “Khalil X1″ if I would be so lucky?
    The name khalil is an arabic word for “sincere friend”.
    In arabic language every word is a name! Therefore all arabic names have valid meanings!

    My surname is “Aliy” which means subliminal!

    Coincidentally the name of the Hero otherwise known as the man of steel…”Superman”

    The “X” Representative of Extraordinarily, Exyreme, Extra terrestrial or simple “X” for unknown!

    These are sincere words god speed, if for humanity yo supercede expectations, the humanity needs a liasons sns alli.

    I hope such a planet can be our allies in the future oppose to our ENEMIES!

    So if humankind is to make allies with distant planets then what better way then to begin with naming a planet than Friend subliminal (Subliminal Friend)

    *☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆♡*

    Thank you with sincere courtsey and may peace reign everlasting.
    Thank you regards

    Khalil….

  22. Ana Maria
    July 14, 3:59 pm

    Pode ser, Yargo !?

  23. kristine cadapan
    philippines
    July 14, 3:39 pm

    Please peak PHINNAEUS, the name of my 6yr old son who is very interested in aliens and the planets. Its very unique and easy to say.

  24. Diego H. Cataño P.
    Bogotá, Colombia
    July 14, 1:37 pm

    Me gustaría que llevara parte de los nombres de mis dos hijas.
    MELSALOM
    o
    SALOMEL
    Gracias por su esfuerzo y dedicación a la investigación astronómica.

    Cordial saludo

  25. kamal ishola
    nigeria
    July 14, 1:31 pm

    OBITA which means ( wonders of god is unlimitted)

  26. abhisheka
    kandy,sri lanka
    July 14, 12:35 pm

    Blue moon

  27. Rajat Jain
    Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
    July 14, 12:26 pm

    I would like to name the planet “Sovitrin”.

  28. Dipanjan Mitra
    India
    July 14, 12:26 pm

    Alienation

  29. Dipanjan Mitra
    India
    July 14, 12:25 pm

    Circle of Life

  30. laurent
    belgium
    July 13, 6:16 am

    amon din

  31. Selvaraj
    Singapore
    July 13, 4:07 am

    I would name it quilta

  32. Andy
    north pole
    July 12, 9:34 pm

    earth

  33. Erin Petrovic
    Australia
    July 12, 10:57 am

    Elatha – A Celtic mythological King

  34. Erin Petrovic
    Australia
    July 12, 10:47 am

    Eriu – ancient celtic goddess of sovereignty

  35. renrins
    Latvia
    July 12, 6:38 am

    Planets names:
    Latvia
    Riga
    Baltic
    Venta
    Daugava
    Staburags

  36. Meredith Heffernan
    July 12, 3:05 am

    They should be named after things in stories that make up our culture here on Earth. Like,

    Neverland
    Rhyme & Reason

    Rivendell, Lothlorien
    Shire
    Valhalla
    Olympus
    Atlantis
    Narnia
    Avalon
    Alfheim
    Asgard
    Hy-Brasil
    Camelot
    El Dorado
    Elysian
    Eden
    Jotunheim
    Nibiru
    Niflheim
    Nysa
    Muspelheim
    Shambhala
    Shangri-La
    Xibalba
    Svartálfaheimr
    Lyonesse
    Hesperides
    Cockaigne
    Gotham

    I most definitely went through a Wikipedia page for some of those, but I think they’d be good names for planets, especially when you know what the culture ones mean.

  37. Enver Cordova
    United Kingdom
    July 11, 9:56 pm

    Erra
    Kroni
    Shiva

    But, I do hope that Omicron Persei 8 makes the list!

  38. john hunter
    Va
    July 11, 9:46 pm

    Beatle

  39. alexandre dias gonçalves
    gov. valadares, mg - brazil
    July 11, 9:46 pm

    I`d like to suggest ODYSSEA IMMENSA. For me, this represents adventure, strenght, courage… So much, that I have a tattoo with these 2 words. Odyssea, also reminds Homero`s ode, besides Ulysses, who – ledgend says, founded my city, Lisbon. My wife also has a good suggestion: MEL (in portuguese), which means “honey”.

  40. john hunter
    Va
    July 11, 9:44 pm

    Name for a planet: Albedo (means whiteness, or brightness)

  41. john hunter
    Va
    July 11, 9:43 pm

    Planet Albedo

  42. Dakhlan Zainuri
    Indonesia
    July 11, 9:40 pm

    I would name the planet after my family name. Planet Zainuri, cool right.

  43. Domingo
    July 11, 9:35 pm

    Pluto,peanut butter, blanket, dirt, or thunder

  44. Madeline Moffett
    Tampa, FL
    July 11, 9:35 pm

    My suggestion that the planet should be named is Ignotus Terra.
    Ignotus is the latin word for unknown, and Terra is the latin word for Earth. so the planet would be called, unknown Earth.

  45. john hunter
    VA
    July 11, 9:19 pm

    Planet SWLABR

  46. Matt Robinson
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    July 11, 9:17 pm

    As the finding of these alien planets is a result of the “advancing” of our technology; we should name one of the alien planets “Encryptus”, in honour of a now primitive function of email encryption.

  47. NAND KISHOR TAILOR
    BADHAL RAJSTHAN INDIA 303602
    July 11, 9:17 pm

    KANISHAK

  48. john hunter
    va
    July 11, 9:14 pm

    Planet Vertigo

  49. B. Randunuge
    Sri Lanka
    July 11, 9:12 pm

    How about GAIA X? or yeah Pandora seems good too :)

  50. Dylan
    Fishers Indiana USA
    July 11, 9:06 pm

    NAME ONE GALLIFREY!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Jonathan Caballero
    New Zealand
    July 11, 9:04 pm

    i would name it YOLK

  52. Sarita Cortés
    Colombia, Risaralda
    July 11, 5:18 pm

    Me gusta el nombre de Iranius. No se, se me ocurrio

  53. Some Body
    Mars
    July 11, 12:30 pm

    Arcturus
    Epsilon
    Pleiades
    Plausides
    Minerva
    Nibiru
    Sirius
    Uaxiar

  54. beaver
    sweg
    July 11, 10:05 am

    Urectum
    Blumpkin
    Alien Pipeline
    Deboodiusmaximus
    New China
    Notround
    Square
    Wilbur

  55. stef
    Bulgaria
    July 11, 7:47 am

    what about name it Salao :D

  56. Patrick sabian
    Australia
    July 11, 7:15 am

    Omatron V
    Unique and part of a section of 5.
    Omatron 1
    Omatron 2 etc

  57. afshin peirovi
    IRAN
    July 11, 6:44 am

    O-planet1 or O-planet-x =outer planet No.X

  58. samar
    tripoli -libya
    July 11, 5:22 am

    neonajm…=new planet

  59. samar
    tripoli -libya
    July 11, 5:20 am

    “jenew” …first part in arabic means NEW
    NEOKAB”,,,,first part latinian second is arabic means new planet

  60. Rami Malik
    Karachi, Pakistan
    July 11, 5:02 am

    TROPPO

  61. Felix
    Ust-kut
    July 11, 2:29 am

    SOS, helper

  62. Christopher Treviño
    Morelos, México
    July 11, 1:13 am

    A) “Bright Star”
    B) “Lost Planet”
    C) “P3 Halliwell”

  63. James Endorph
    Melbourne Australia
    July 11, 1:10 am

    Steve or maybe Jason
    and if it is a girl let’s go with Janine.

  64. Jaeius Jules R. Cantallopez
    Iligan City, Philippines
    July 11, 12:54 am

    Überirdisch

    meaning celestial in German

  65. ArunX
    Dover,NH USA
    July 11, 12:31 am

    Mr. Dan Vergano,
    I choose – “Cbar (or) Sebar” meaning Hope & Think.
    Why Hope? Thats the only source of thriving to live for living things.
    Why Think? I am sure you can guess. Think multiple times before we land our foot on “Cbar”.
    Thank you for the opportunity and consideration.

  66. elena hoyle
    Dallas Texas
    July 11, 12:14 am

    I would name the planet LAEZURTEN*1..I saw this beautiful planet in my dreams..

  67. William Cash
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    July 11, 12:05 am

    Seeing as how so many well-known celestial bodies have names from classic Greco-Roman mythology, why not take from other cultures’ mythological heroes, villains, and creatures?

  68. ArunX
    USA
    July 10, 11:55 pm

    Mr. Vergano,

    My choice – “Cbar (or) Sebar” meaning Hope & Think..
    Why hope? Cause thats the only source of thriving to live.
    Why Think? I am sure you can guess. We should THINK multiple times before landing Our foot in ‘Cbar’ .
    Thank you for considering.

  69. Sabyasachi Dev
    Karimganj, assam, india
    July 10, 11:26 pm

    “HOA”……….I LIKE TO GIVE THIS NAME…..WHICH STANDS FOR……..(HOA)…HOME OF ALIEN……..

  70. Vasyl
    West St. Paul MN 55118 USA
    July 10, 11:01 pm

    Name planet 1 peace 2 life 3 pleasure 4 power 5 love 6 Friend

  71. Cathy Roosa
    Union Furnace, Ohio
    July 10, 10:06 pm

    Neila Tenalp
    (Alien Planet spelled backwards)
    :)

  72. Ryan Tesone
    Colorado
    July 10, 10:05 pm

    Alienland

  73. Cathy Roosa
    Union Furnace, Ohio
    July 10, 10:05 pm

    Neila Tenalp
    (Alien Planet spelled backward)
    :)

  74. Lewis Iaconianni
    United States
    July 10, 10:00 pm

    I would name the Planet.Google

  75. Lewis Iaconianni
    July 10, 9:57 pm

    I would Name the Planet,Google

  76. Nazila Mathari
    New York,NY
    July 10, 9:39 pm

    Nadiera
    Nazmi
    Magnamus
    Etceteramus
    Naaztor

  77. Arnee Miranda
    philippines
    July 10, 8:34 pm

    Planet ‘AIROR”

  78. Endora Danaan
    delaware
    July 10, 8:09 pm

    Give them the fun cities!!!!! New York , Vegas, Baton Rouge, Hollywood, or backwards names ASU (USA) ADANAC (CANADA )

  79. summer coker
    palm harbor, Florida
    July 10, 7:54 pm

    I’ve always loved the names Pleiades and Cabeiri which both come from greek mythology. Pleiades is the goddess of the mountains and Cabeiri is the great pygmies of fire.

  80. Timothy Simon Ziegler
    Brisbane, Australia
    July 10, 7:50 pm

    I’ve named a few of my own fictional planets for the book I’m writing. I’ve overlooked a few, such as;
    Texteria, Latrior, Korrick, and Durakel. Feel free to take any of those.
    The others I have set in stone, I won’t be releasing the names of, until the book is published. After which, they too can be used.

  81. Connie Gibson
    Brownwood
    July 10, 7:42 pm

    Juno

  82. Neuris
    Pennsylvania
    July 10, 7:25 pm

    Sanubia
    Denaris
    Timus
    Astaris
    Carmat
    Sanqra
    Pastir

  83. Ali
    Canada:)
    July 10, 7:22 pm

    I would say “oligxia” or “xilagro” or “ziggrodiam”
    Or “Alironam” .

    They name doesn’t always have to have a name, but it should be easy to remember. It must sound good when u say it and have a ring to it. That’s how people will remember it, and not just the computer/robots.
    I’m tired of 3xg2-17 or stuff like that. Please choose something that has a RING TO IT! It will make the non-Astrotnomist fall in love and curious for it ;)

  84. Hayden Martinez
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    July 10, 6:53 pm

    Planet X

  85. rizal
    malaysia
    July 10, 6:42 pm

    “AZAZIL”

  86. Neil Wilson
    July 10, 6:39 pm

    Crepitus
    Setchinsan
    Stercutus

    These would make admirable names for gas giants.

  87. moonmama
    indiana
    July 10, 6:24 pm

    Far-Butterfland

  88. Scott Henre
    Mars
    July 10, 5:48 pm

    The next hot planet should be named Victoria! Except keep it a Secret ;)

  89. Philip
    staten island
    July 10, 5:40 pm

    id suggest electro ,trivia ,

  90. Danay Rodriguez
    United States
    July 10, 5:35 pm

    Rosetta stone maybe…??? :)

  91. auntiekate
    Scotland UK
    July 10, 5:31 pm

    Herald Angelica

  92. Subrata John Rozario
    Dhaka bangladesh
    July 10, 5:17 pm

    how about ‘Daripara’ ?

  93. Nevar
    south africa
    July 10, 4:06 pm

    I got 3 names
    Nevar,
    Dhiraksha &
    Shankar
    Lol

  94. elena
    bulgaria
    July 10, 3:53 pm

    NAGRA

  95. crystal
    canada
    July 10, 3:15 pm

    ICARUS!!! from the wong fu production planet

  96. Fayçal
    July 10, 3:13 pm

    Planet Noor

  97. sarra
    UAE, RAK
    July 10, 2:41 pm

    Janzar
    no idea why. :P

    or Ishq meaning love.

  98. Kaylee
    July 10, 2:04 pm

    I WOULD NAME IT GALLIFREY!!

  99. Filipe Silva
    Portugal
    July 10, 1:39 pm

    I would name the planet “Saudade”, a word that exists only in the portuguese language and the closest meaning to it is “I miss you”. The word itself means the feeling and I think it would be a pretty good name since all the planets are unique and they should have unique names.

  100. Harrison DuRant
    United States
    July 10, 1:33 pm

    Earth 2, Earth 3, Earth 4, Earth 5….

    I’m sure after seeing this, the contest will end.

  101. Dariusz
    Poland
    July 10, 1:26 pm

    I would call it “Roseof St. Rita” because it hes bright pink color and placed in the shiny red galaxy. With the second planet and the star she could be part of “The St. Rita System”

  102. Hafej Uddin
    Dhaka,Bangladesh
    July 10, 1:12 pm

    Its name could be BADHON.. Thats english mean is Relation

  103. mandeep
    india
    July 10, 1:10 pm

    my sugestion is- mandova

  104. Ivy
    Alabama
    July 10, 1:09 pm

    Hi. Here are a few names that I believe would be good ones.
    1. Nocturn.
    2. Spectral.
    3. Aquarius.
    4. Mythonic.
    5. Asgard.
    and 6. Jotunheim.

  105. Divya
    Houston TX
    July 10, 12:36 pm

    I would name the planet bronzo because of its metallic shine and color. :)

  106. Nura
    Bangalore
    July 10, 12:26 pm

    Pista

  107. Jakob H.
    Germany, Rostock
    July 10, 12:13 pm

    New Earth

  108. nayara
    JAMMU & KASHMIR INDIA
    July 10, 12:06 pm

    I WOULD LIKE TO CALL IT (NAYARA ) WHICH MEANS SHINING

  109. Dan Vergano
    July 10, 11:58 am

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. Keep ‘em coming. Note it will be astronomy clubs or institutions that you will have to convince you have a winner to submit to IAU for public vote.

  110. anurag sahai
    India
    July 10, 11:53 am

    dear ,
    sir/madam,
    As you know there are many planet in the universe and it is very difficult to learn their names and to which galaxy it belongs to. So I want say why we don’t use binomial or trinomial nomenclature . this makes it easy to know it’s perfect location only by its name.

  111. Bárbara Gamero
    Catalonia
    July 10, 11:53 am

    I would name this planet Tosca like the Giacomo Puccini’s Opera. For me the soundtrack of the universe is a great classical music.

  112. Salko Harper
    London, England.
    July 10, 11:46 am

    Since most planets are named after Gods from ancient Mythology. Perhaps a name Like Zoroaster, Osiris, Aries or Toutatis. My personal favourite however is Astarte.

  113. Tina King
    Canada
    July 10, 10:56 am

    I think “Twitter” would be a good.

  114. Cierra Uhlinger
    United States
    July 10, 10:29 am

    I would say a good name for a planet is Rudy.

  115. hussen
    ethiopia
    July 10, 10:26 am

    palszrial(palstin and ezrial)

  116. Alexandria Lombardi
    New Jersey
    July 10, 9:55 am

    I suggest that a few of the planets be called

    Hope
    Zantron
    Prebolipus
    Crayiops
    Bashidad
    tisuatious

    Just because :)

  117. Kieran
    United Kingdom
    July 10, 9:35 am

    I’d say it should be called “Weldero”

  118. Alexander
    Bulgaria
    July 10, 9:13 am

    Tulia (terrestrial), Zotar (gas giant), Andis Prime (terrestrial), Pironea (terrestrial), Althea (terrestrial), Meldis & Balis (Planet and its moon perhaps?), Teros Prime – also good for a terrestrial planet capable of supporting life, Ontaria (terrestrial), Braxis (gas giant), Voltan (gas giant), Serros & Saris (lava planet,volcanic planet and its moon?), Halea (moon, asteroid?), Koros Prime (terrestrial), Danab (gas giant), Melos (gas giant)

  119. Anshul
    Panipat
    July 10, 8:50 am

    Arragon

  120. dave
    July 10, 8:32 am

    I would finger your wife Dorothy then name a planet after her called crabpaste.

  121. Jeffrey Lee Saunders
    Hamilton Ontario Canada
    July 10, 7:22 am

    Dear Sir or Madam. May I suggest the name of one of the Alien Planet’s be called “Hubble” after the man who made possible the Hubble telescope which still gives mankind a close up view of our solar system, Edwin Hubble. Thanks for concidering this suggestion. Sincerely,Jeff Saunders Hamilton,Ontario,Canada

  122. Loreta Doga
    Toronto, Canada
    July 10, 7:19 am

    Lumina – stands for a shiny star

  123. Raph. D
    Singapore
    July 10, 6:55 am

    Australia, because its out of the ordinary.

  124. Brian Edwards
    Adelaide South Australia
    July 10, 6:30 am

    Shouldn’t naming rights go to the colonists?

  125. johary idris
    kota bharu kelantan malaysia
    July 10, 6:23 am

    With this I prononce that new planet JOZA after my name n my wife’s name put together. Agree Yes.

  126. Ilker
    July 10, 6:18 am

    @Justin Hughes, let me guess : She is standing behind you as you typ? :P

    Just kidding, but really a cool idea.
    I vote for Battlestar !

  127. Gleyciton Howllo Tomaz Silva
    The hague, The Netherlands
    July 10, 5:31 am

    Hmm…i don’t know much about this planet but from at the picture i can imagine what it could be called…what the coordinates are or temperature would have something to do…or in case something special, like if there’s a discovery about the planet for exemple oxigene/life. Then i would call something like…Life/ Vida or because the planet’s technology is not advanced >> Native, Eve’s garden…i could give some more nice ideas, but i just don’t know much about this planet…i don’t have televisio home and work almost every day :( send me an answer if you liked my ideas :D i am looking forward to…Cheer

  128. Bozhana Slaveva
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    July 10, 5:22 am

    Argo is a good name for a planet.

  129. Danuse Tancarova
    Paignton UK
    July 10, 5:10 am

    name planet : REDEMPTION

  130. gianni mercieca
    ROCK OF GIBRALTAR
    July 10, 5:09 am

    I would call the planet >>>>>>>> OLIMPUS <<<<<<<

  131. mehmet arkin gurbuz
    turkiye
    July 10, 5:09 am

    the planet name could be “justice coming the world”…

  132. Paul Scutts
    July 10, 5:08 am

    I would name the planet “Hope You Are Real”

  133. Blagojce Nedelkovski
    Macedonia
    July 10, 5:04 am

    Name : Nofomsok

  134. Liubov Karamanova
    Бельгия
    July 10, 4:50 am

    I would name one planet “Eiwa” after the name of Sacred Tree of Souls from the movie “Avatar” by J.Cameron

  135. Austin Gonsalves
    Dubai, U.A.E. Middle East
    July 10, 4:15 am

    I would like to name the planet as ‘HEAVENLY PLANET’

  136. Sephora
    July 10, 3:59 am

    rectif: Not Gragoul BUT Dragoul (I find in it the layout of a dragon)

  137. Nina Thurstans
    York UK
    July 10, 3:58 am

    I would like to name a planet after my mum who passed away 10years ago on 15 th August . Jeanne was a wonderful lady she helped so many people random acts of kindness were what she did every day never looking for praise . I like to think she is up there somewhere

  138. Sephora
    Mauritius
    July 10, 3:58 am

    Gragoul – like a dragon

  139. saimasaleem
    plano tx
    July 10, 3:26 am

    Saim
    Burraq

  140. botshelo
    south africa, batlharos
    July 10, 2:47 am

    you can name it Urium

  141. erwin pacaanas duran
    Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines
    July 10, 2:27 am

    The of that planet is ‘panugmonon’.

  142. Ellen Sanchez
    Southern California
    July 10, 2:25 am

    Name the planet Gallifrey please.

  143. Alja
    Slovenia
    July 10, 2:21 am

    I would name the planet Phoenix because its colour remindes me of Dumbledore’s bird.

  144. Saundra Frioux
    Dallas Texas
    July 10, 2:21 am

    A name I would chose would be Vida, meaning life.

  145. mo
    July 10, 2:19 am

    awestruck, that is what i am i love science and space

  146. Roberto Mendivil
    México Tijuana
    July 10, 2:18 am

    I want the planet to be named Lisoff.

  147. Laura Steph
    México
    July 10, 2:15 am

    I would name it Znais, I dunno, sounds interesting.

  148. Sentallo
    México Tijuana
    July 10, 2:12 am

    It’s a name, that came out from my mind and it fascinates me and I hope you like it.

  149. Fatima Mensen-Potter
    United States
    July 10, 2:11 am

    I would call it “Boo”.

  150. Martina Soban
    CROATIA,ZAGREB
    July 10, 2:09 am

    I would name the planet Enimana,its a combination of my children names.

  151. Martina Soban
    CROATIA
    July 10, 2:07 am

    I would name the planet Enimana,its combination of my children names.

  152. akram
    Tunisia
    July 10, 2:05 am

    bigby

  153. Connie Gibson
    Brownwood
    July 10, 1:54 am

    Juno

    Are we allowed to submit more than one name?

  154. jenneric
    Michigan
    July 10, 1:53 am

    I would call it cannabissia

  155. Lola Fortes
    Lisbon
    July 10, 1:52 am

    My bet/suggestion is ODE MELODY

  156. Ibrahim Smailovic
    Cape Town South Africa
    July 10, 1:38 am

    Sutherland would be a good name. This place hosts probably largest telescope in Southern Hemisphere and lately this is centre of World’s massive SKA project (radio telescopy) that will explore the universe like never before.

  157. Marclar
    July 10, 1:33 am

    I would name the newly found planet Marclar because I feel that it would be an easy to say name that just rolls right off the tongue in speech.

  158. carl howard
    machesney park il.
    July 10, 1:30 am

    How about liberty or goofy you have pluto why not

  159. John
    July 10, 1:29 am

    How do you submit your names?

  160. John Pesch
    Milwaukee, wi
    July 10, 1:22 am

    Id name it Gotham, because of that dark and mysterious view it seems to observe. The view reminds me of the dark and mysterious clouds of the fictitious city, and maybe the planets bright and beautiful colors could remind us of hope within the fog.

  161. Monique
    lacombe Alberta Canada
    July 10, 1:13 am

    Nibiru. A mythological planet believed in by ancient Babylonians.

  162. Jannie Taylor
    July 10, 1:02 am

    The name of my son’s band would be perfect! Lucas Taylor and Mothership Connection. Yep.

  163. Muhammad Rehan
    Regina, SK. Canada.
    July 10, 1:00 am

    Hi,
    I think name must be ALIENET..
    Thanx

  164. Osman Kurtay
    Turkey
    July 10, 12:59 am

    İ would name the planet after my girlfriend Sema she is so beautiful girl and so smart if you choose this name i will be very happy.

  165. valentin a. gido jr
    philippine
    July 10, 12:56 am

    Liquival

  166. Julio C Salazar
    United States
    July 10, 12:53 am

    My name for a Planet

    JCX-1623

    I Love You Alis!

  167. alen
    san Pedro
    July 10, 12:53 am

    how about mantisian after the praying mantis

  168. Alex Méndez
    San Antonio texas
    July 10, 12:51 am

    Call one of t hem Alex
    Another one Carol

  169. Zakaria Oughzaf
    Marrakech
    July 10, 12:51 am

    I would name the planet : LUTAN , cause i dreamed 2 days before about this name , i was in the space , and our general had said that there is an extraordinor tresor…That’s just a dream , but in fact ‘ LUTAN ‘ ,why not using it like name of planet .

  170. Debbie Dodson
    Indiana
    July 10, 12:42 am

    Achtron has a nice ring to it!

  171. Dwayne LaGrou
    Lapeer, Michigan
    July 9, 11:57 pm

    I would like to see a pair of planets in the same solar system be named Ceti-Alpha 5 and Ceti-Alpha 6 for the planets that were used in “Star Trek 2 The Wrath Of Kahn”
    I think it would be great to use some of the names used in popular Sci-Fi movies and shows.
    It would be a whole lot better than the way they are now!!!
    Just food for thought.

  172. Kwahme
    St. Thomas
    July 9, 10:49 pm

    The planet should be named Candida/Zenon

  173. Yves Landry
    Québec
    July 9, 10:24 pm

    My proposal for a planet name (Nephazia)

  174. John smith
    July 9, 10:05 pm

    Galifrey!

  175. Sanat Kumar Kar
    Howrah, W Bengal, India
    July 9, 9:17 pm

    ALBERT…first name of great physicist

  176. Albert Ben Chibudura
    South Africa
    July 9, 9:08 pm

    Matshai- a giant bright star. This could match the description of my wife. Matshai will be a beautiful name I suppose.

  177. Gian
    Serang, Indonesia
    July 9, 7:43 pm

    If i can i will name that planet Bromo because it colour is like Mt. Bromo Indonesia

  178. Jamie
    Wales, Carmarthen
    July 9, 7:25 pm

    Simply call it….Siccaque……

  179. Elza Van Dorst
    Holland/Netherlands
    July 9, 7:17 pm

    I,ll Name The Planet: Aurora

  180. Jeannaël
    France
    July 9, 7:16 pm

    This name is an abbreviation of two French names: mine, Maël and that of my wife, Jeanne.

    We are both lovers of astronomy, we are pleased to offer today this name.

    Sincerely, Maël.

  181. Vance Decker
    Beverly Hills, CA
    July 9, 7:14 pm

    For planets which are outside the Goldilocks zone and classified as ‘super-earths’ you should call one Obamacare.

    It’s big, bloated, and nobody likes it.

  182. Doshia Eagles
    Alabama
    July 9, 7:12 pm

    I would name it after me. Theodoshias. Yes, that’s it.

  183. Erin Naylor
    Vicksburg, Michigan
    July 9, 6:40 pm

    Xerilius my husband say is good name for a planet.
    I’m going to say Tavidar. It’s Hungarian for gift of God and seeing how our planets are crated by our Father, I believe it to be fitting.

  184. taja
    united states
    July 9, 5:28 pm

    i would name my planet tuscan after the fish. it sounds like a planet right?

  185. taja
    united states
    July 9, 5:28 pm

    i would name my planet tuscan after the fish. Tuscan sounds like a planet?

  186. Justin Hughes
    Tulsa Oklahoma
    July 9, 3:44 pm

    I would name the planet after my wife Dorothy she is a bright young lady and very
    Strong and smart she also stands her ground