Naming A Star After Someone

It might seem like an odd thing at first, to actually name a star after someone you know like a friend or family member. But this is totally doable and much easier than it might seem. Here’s how.
Registering with Ease

The most basic part of the process is registering the particular star with the right registry offices. Stars start out with basic designations based on simple names and numbers. These designations are often highly basic and simply come from some program that found the stars in the first place.

For example, the program that was launched specifically to find planets that might have life on them was called “Kepler.” So, a lot of the star names are simply the word Kepler along with a number designating the particular star.

The first step in buying a star is locating the constellation that you want. What would make the star the most special for your friend or family member? Maybe, for example, they would want a star that is host to a planet that may have life on it. This would be something unique and potentially exciting, especially to a science fiction fan who dreams about life on other worlds. In this case, one of the Kepler stars might work.
Selecting a Star 

But this is hardly the only way to select a star. You can also choose the star based on some other criteria. Maybe the person you’re buying it for is a fan of astrology in some sense, or just finds it interesting. In this case, you could select a star based on the constellation connected with their birth.

There are many stars in constellations like Cancer, the Crab, which designates someone born in late June and July. Even if they weren’t born in a particular month, maybe they act like the type from that month, like how Cancer folks are supposed to be shy, guarded and creative.

A Few Clicks and You’re There

The important thing is to hurry if you find a star that you like so that someone else doesn’t snatch it up. You can usually get right through the registration process in no time flat, so moving on it soon would be a good idea.