The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 August 2005

And then there were ten

Dean Esmay has a thread going for naming that tenth planet beyond the orbit of Pluto.

Feel free to recommend a name in Comments. I am mentioning a few here in the hopes that I won't see them again:

  • Britneya
  • Tendentious
  • ReaganWorld
  • Alderaan
  • Blogistan
  • Googlewhack
  • Smallworldafterall
  • Robert C. Byrd
  • Earth II (or, worse, "Earth ][")
  • Crustbury

Your turn.

Posted at 11:23 AM to Almost Yogurt


How about:
Inishans (he's got the whole world....)
Garp (the world according to...)
Muneemaaks (...the world go around)

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 12:35 PM on 1 August 2005

Many years ago it was called Charon....what happened?

Posted by: paulsmos at 1:07 PM on 1 August 2005

It was determined that Charon orbits, not the sun, but Pluto itself; it's been reclassified as a moon of Pluto.

(Wikipedia entry here.)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:42 PM on 1 August 2005

Orpheus or Eurydice spring to mind.....

Posted by: Brian J. at 9:44 PM on 1 August 2005

What's wrong with the name they were going to use, Xena?

Posted by: Ted at 11:55 PM on 1 August 2005

Call the little traveler "Pallino" after the small ball in the game of Bocce.

http://www.bocce.org/rules.html#F.%20MARKING%20BOCCI%20AND

Posted by: hernesheir at 8:02 AM on 2 August 2005

Bob.

Posted by: Morenuancedthanyou at 11:08 AM on 2 August 2005

Hollywood.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:35 PM on 2 August 2005