What would a meaning of names website be without a name
a star section? Well, this is just that section,
my friend. As Walt Disney himself was once overheard saying,
"When you wish upon a star, you might as well name
it, whoever you are."
Of course this name a star quote may have been
misheard, mishandle or misquoted, but you get the
picture. Many people are interested in naming stars
after themselves, their loved one or their friends.
For instance, on one dark night a person may look
into the skies and spies a shiny little twinkler
and say, "I think I'll name that star, Bob".
And, that will be that. Or will it? Not, according
to some it won't. Now days, if you want to name
a star and do it officially, you will need to register
your distant red dwarf or white giant in a star
Now, why would anyone want to register a star in the official
star registry? Well, when you name a star and someone 12,000
miles away across the other side of the earth does the same
thing at the same time, then it is unclear just whose star
it is. Is it your star or is it theirs?
By naming a star and registering it, a person can rest
assured that is indeed their star. If anyone tries to register
a star that has already been registered they will receive
a mild electric shock with increasing voltage depending
upon how many additional times they try to register your
If this same person says they are the original person to
name the star, you can sue them in court for infringement
of copyright, trademark, patent and celestial rights. Do
you realize how many sun lawsuits are already on the books?
About a gazillion would be my guess.
Now, instead of naming a star after yourself, a loved,
friend or acquaintance once removed, some people recently
have turned to naming a star, after well, a star. In others
words, your neighbors, Fred and Betty, may look up into
the sky one night and say, "Look at those two stars
really close together. Let's call them Brad and Angelina".
And, so it is done.
Of course those stars have to be registered, but once this
is accomplished, you own the rights to the Brad and Angelina
celebrity stars. Of course, if the celebs want to sue you
in court for naming their stars and trying to keep them,
they may very well win and you'll just have to hand them
over like the scurvy little dogs that you are.
So, to recap, when you name a star, be sure to register
it. If someone tries to infringe upon you star naming endeavor
or claim your star for their own, then sue them. If you're
sued by a celebrity, give your star to them, but make a
big media ruckus over it so that they will pay you off to
Now, go look into the night sky and wait until its very,
very dark. Also, remember when you name a star to take a
flash picture to document exactly which on it is. You'll
need this information later in court.