10 year old boys are difficult to buy for. Too old for toys, too young for most Xbox games… And there’s not a whole lot more that Big is interested in right now. However, he does love science and nature so, along with the microscope he’s asked for, we’ll also be giving him a truly unique gift: his very own star, named after him!

With Star Name Registry, you can choose and name an unnamed star that is visible in the UK! The name is then entered into the Star Name Registry and no two stars will have the same name. You can then receive a framed certificate in a gift box, so it makes an ideal – and different- present for someone special.

Name a Star Gift Review

The Star Name Registry Gift Set

Before the gift set arrives, you need to choose and name your star via the website. For an additional cost you can choose from several different constellations, and each constellation represents a particular thing. So, for example, Andromeda represents romance, weddings and anniversaries. You also need to give your star a name – I used Big’s full name. You are able to choose a special date, so I used his birthdate, and then you can add a personal message.

Once you’ve entered all the details and paid, sit tight and wait a few days for your star name to arrive!

We chose the ‘Extra Bright Star Gift Set’. It arrives well wrapped in protective wrapping. Inside was a silver box and inside that, blue tissue paper concealing a silver framed certificate. You can also choose to have wooden roses added to your gift, giving it a romantic touch if that’s what you’re after.

As well as the framed certificate, there was:

  • A confirmation letter to say your star is officially entered into the registry, as well as directions on how to find your star in the sky;
  • lots of information about stars and constellations, including Sky Atlas star maps with beautiful photographs, and information about Binary Stars and Extra Bright Stars.

The framed certificate is separately bubble-wrapped in the box. It will tell you the constellation, the star’s name and memorable date, and its astronomically verified position. If you chose to put a personal message, this will appear at the bottom.

What did I think of the Name a Star Gift set?

If you know someone who is interested in space and astronomy, or just someone who will think this is a romantic or cool gift, it certainly is something different. It’s a bit quirky, a bit geeky and something I reckon Big will love telling people about. The gift set is quite pricey in my opinion, but there are simpler, cheaper options available.

The Extra Bright Star Gift Set pictured above is available here, priced at Β£44.99 (price correct July 2017). Prices start from Β£14.99 for the Standard Star and go up to Β£69.99 for the Binary Star Gift Set.

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I have one Extra Bright StarΒ to give away to one lucky reader! (Please note, it is not the gift set pictured above – please check the details in the link). Just enter via the Gleam widget below. Full terms and conditions are available on the entry widget.

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Disclosure: I was sent an ‘Extra Bright Star Gift Set’ for the purposes of the review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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115 thoughts on “A Star For a Star! ‘Name a Star’ Review and Giveaway!

  • 20th July 2017 at 10:07 pm
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    Molly – After my mother’s nickname

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  • 20th July 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    Guenhwyvar after my niece born 2 weeks ago

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  • 20th July 2017 at 8:54 pm
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    I would love to win this for my half brother so he could name a star after his mother who recently passed away. Her name was gayatri.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 8:22 pm
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    Jessica for my daughter

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  • 20th July 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    I’d name mine popstar it’s what my dad calls my daughter 😊

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  • 20th July 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    Fredrick-Vi after my grandparents and gift it to my father.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 7:03 pm
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    We would name the star, Zivah, after the brand new little addition to our family.

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    • 20th July 2017 at 8:24 pm
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      How lovely! Congratulations!

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  • 20th July 2017 at 4:52 pm
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    John Fullarton – after my dad.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 4:05 pm
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    I would name it Michael Dermot after my dad because since he passed away I often look to the stars to remember him.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 2:38 pm
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    I would name it after my daughter but I think she would probably call it pikachu.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    I would name it George Clarke after my dad x

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  • 20th July 2017 at 1:27 pm
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    Noah. For my gorgeous little 14 week old nephew.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 1:00 pm
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    When I first met my husband his nickname was moth.. and moths are attracted to bright lights. .. so I’d call the star after my husband. . Moth

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  • 20th July 2017 at 12:29 pm
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    Kyle for my Grandson who was born sleeping.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 12:02 pm
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    Henderbell combination of names

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  • 20th July 2017 at 11:36 am
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    I’d name it Jack after my son who wants to be the first man on mars.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 10:47 am
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    Joe as this is my gramps name and I want him to be always looking down on me and all his family

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  • 20th July 2017 at 10:08 am
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    Ronan after my son.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 8:37 am
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    i would let my godson name it as he loves anything to do with astronomy

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  • 20th July 2017 at 8:09 am
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    after my kids πŸ™‚

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  • 20th July 2017 at 7:23 am
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    the crawshaws

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  • 20th July 2017 at 3:10 am
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    I’d name it Jack for my nephew.

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  • 20th July 2017 at 2:55 am
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    I’d name it after my three nieces and nephews, they’d love it!

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  • 20th July 2017 at 1:01 am
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    i,d name it after my maiden name the BARBER star

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  • 20th July 2017 at 12:20 am
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    id gift it to my half sister to nae after her father πŸ™‚ Harry Workman

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  • 19th July 2017 at 10:42 pm
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    I’d name it Dexmi, which is a combination of both of my sons names. πŸ™‚

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  • 19th July 2017 at 10:08 pm
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    We found out today that a lad I used to teach died. Only 17. I’d name it for him and gift it to his mother

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  • 19th July 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    I would name it after my grandma. She would love that xx

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  • 19th July 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    I’d name it Margaret after my partners lovely nan

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  • 19th July 2017 at 7:31 pm
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    I would let my boys decide

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  • 19th July 2017 at 6:50 pm
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    I’d let my kids choose

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  • 19th July 2017 at 5:27 pm
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    I would name this after my other half Carl Chapman and give it to him as part of his 50th birthday presents in December

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  • 19th July 2017 at 3:47 pm
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    I’d name it Beverley Donna after my amazing, inspirational girlfriend & I’d pick a star in the Pisces constellation as that’s her star sign

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  • 19th July 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    John after my partners dad who sadly passed.

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  • 19th July 2017 at 1:03 pm
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    Goldsmith

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  • 19th July 2017 at 12:19 pm
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    ARI after my niece.

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  • 19th July 2017 at 12:17 pm
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    I would name it after my granddaughter Alice-Rose

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  • 19th July 2017 at 9:20 am
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    Mason for my son who really is the absolute love of my life I’m so blessed to have him

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  • 19th July 2017 at 8:30 am
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    I would let my dad name it as he loves astronomy

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  • 19th July 2017 at 6:25 am
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    I woul d name it after my son.

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  • 18th July 2017 at 10:27 pm
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    I would name it Jasper after my little boy

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  • 18th July 2017 at 7:44 pm
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    Hugo – I’d give it as a present for my new nephew

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  • 18th July 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    tony after my dad

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  • 18th July 2017 at 11:38 am
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    Angle after my lost grandchild

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  • 17th July 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    I would name the star Tamasine after myself as it is quite an unusual name.

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  • 17th July 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    I would name it hope for my best friend

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  • 17th July 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    Lucas – my son’s name

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  • 17th July 2017 at 3:41 pm
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    I’d name it Tim after my dad πŸ™‚

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  • 17th July 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    After my little boy Noah

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  • 16th July 2017 at 10:43 pm
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    I’d name it after my partner’s mum I think – she’s a real star

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  • 16th July 2017 at 9:04 pm
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    Violet Joy after my little girl

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  • 16th July 2017 at 9:23 am
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    I’d name it after my son.

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  • 15th July 2017 at 11:46 pm
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    I would name it Elizabeth

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  • 15th July 2017 at 10:15 pm
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    I’d name it after my dog Isabelle.

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  • 14th July 2017 at 10:08 am
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    i would name it after my son

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  • 13th July 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    I would name it “Lou” after my dad who passed away in March

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  • 12th July 2017 at 9:24 pm
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    I would call it starlet

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  • 12th July 2017 at 7:22 pm
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    I’d name the star ‘Quentin’ after my first Skyrim Character. (I mean, why not!)

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  • 12th July 2017 at 3:40 pm
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    id name it maisie after my dog who passed away on sunday xxx

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  • 11th July 2017 at 9:38 pm
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    I’d name it Dave after my late husband

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  • 11th July 2017 at 8:53 pm
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    I would call it Hamish after our dog who passed away

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  • 11th July 2017 at 12:08 pm
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    Papa C – After Hubby’s dad Christoper, who never got to meet his grandchildren xxx

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  • 11th July 2017 at 7:05 am
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    Sofia, after my daughter πŸ™‚

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  • 10th July 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    I would let my son choose a name as he would be fascinated to do himself

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  • 10th July 2017 at 3:51 pm
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    Angie after my daughter

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  • 10th July 2017 at 1:58 pm
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    id name it daisy after my new baby niece

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  • 10th July 2017 at 1:46 pm
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    I would name it after my daughter Yzabelle

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  • 10th July 2017 at 1:43 am
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    Cyril after my grandad.

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  • 9th July 2017 at 10:43 pm
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    I’d name it after my Granddaughter

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  • 9th July 2017 at 8:33 pm
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    I would name it after my mum, Anne.

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  • 9th July 2017 at 2:06 pm
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    I would gift the set to my niece who would probably name the star after a minion.

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  • 9th July 2017 at 1:21 pm
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    carperchris for the hubby

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  • 9th July 2017 at 11:08 am
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    George Michael.

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  • 9th July 2017 at 7:04 am
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    I’d name the star after my daughter!

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  • 8th July 2017 at 9:03 pm
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    Aidabella (my kids’ names combined)

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  • 8th July 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    Rachel…for my daughters birthday

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  • 8th July 2017 at 4:02 pm
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    I’d name it Forever Young

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  • 8th July 2017 at 3:37 pm
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    Id name the star Lillie pops

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  • 8th July 2017 at 11:35 am
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    Nibbles -after a little star already in Heaven

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  • 8th July 2017 at 9:26 am
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    Darcie after my niece.

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  • 8th July 2017 at 7:54 am
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    My beautiful daughter Abigail

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  • 8th July 2017 at 12:11 am
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    I’d name it after my daughter.

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  • 7th July 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    i would name my star Cookie our family surname is Cooke.x Great prize.x great blog.x

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  • 7th July 2017 at 8:36 pm
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    Clover, after our family surname.

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  • 7th July 2017 at 7:21 pm
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    I would name it Rory for my baby boy due in October πŸ™‚ x

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  • 7th July 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    Daisy for my daughter

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  • 7th July 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    Lucy after my Granddaughter

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  • 7th July 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    After my mum, who loved stars and astronomy.

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  • 6th July 2017 at 11:17 pm
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    Margaret Gillett after my lovely grandma

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  • 6th July 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    My brother Tommy xx

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  • 6th July 2017 at 7:45 pm
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    Willow…the name of my nieces daughter, due Nov this year.

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  • 6th July 2017 at 6:29 pm
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    I’d name the star after my new husband because he’s a star

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  • 6th July 2017 at 4:43 pm
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    I won name is after my mum – Lynne

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  • 6th July 2017 at 3:56 pm
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    Seren – it seems appropiate.

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  • 6th July 2017 at 3:22 pm
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    id name my star finlay in memory of my little boy x

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  • 6th July 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    I’d name it Ellie after my daughter

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  • 6th July 2017 at 1:55 pm
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    I would call it after my daughter ASH

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  • 6th July 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    I’d name it for my daughter

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