Name a Star Gift Review

A Star For a Star! ‘Name a Star’ Gift Review

Kel Competitions and Giveaways, Reviews 115 Comments

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 £44.99 (price correct July 2017). Prices start from £14.99 for the Standard Star and go up to £69.99 for the Binary Star Gift Set.

Giveaway – Name your own star!

I have one Extra Bright Star 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.

Name a Star Giveaway

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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Sheena Read

Molly – After my mother’s nickname

Catherine Gregory

Guenhwyvar after my niece born 2 weeks ago

Emma Walton

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.

Kirsty Woods

Jessica for my daughter

Sarah Leese

I’d name mine popstar it’s what my dad calls my daughter 😊

Danielle Spencer

Fredrick-Vi after my grandparents and gift it to my father.

Hayley Todd

We would name the star, Zivah, after the brand new little addition to our family.

Allan Fullarton

John Fullarton – after my dad.

Emma Topp

I would name it Michael Dermot after my dad because since he passed away I often look to the stars to remember him.

Lorraine B

I would name it after my daughter but I think she would probably call it pikachu.

Dale Dow

I would name it George Clarke after my dad x

Claire Long

Noah. For my gorgeous little 14 week old nephew.

Rachel white

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

Deb Pettit

Kyle for my Grandson who was born sleeping.

Michaela Campbell

Henderbell combination of names

Kate Davies

I’d name it Jack after my son who wants to be the first man on mars.

elaine stokes

Joe as this is my gramps name and I want him to be always looking down on me and all his family

Maria Jane Knight

Ronan after my son.

emma davison

i would let my godson name it as he loves anything to do with astronomy

Sarah Parker

after my kids 🙂

Cathryn Crawshaw

the crawshaws

Susan Trubey

Amelia Grace

Adrian Bold

I’d name it Jack for my nephew.

Louise Cooper

I’d name it after my three nieces and nephews, they’d love it!

alice lightning

i,d name it after my maiden name the BARBER star

ellie spider

id gift it to my half sister to nae after her father 🙂 Harry Workman

donna l jones


Anni Large

I’d name it Dexmi, which is a combination of both of my sons names. 🙂

Sam Parkes

Would name it after my daughter Megan rose

Kerry Smith

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

Jessica Hutton

I would name it after my grandma. She would love that xx

Steph Lovatt

I’d name it Margaret after my partners lovely nan

zoe brown


Ruth lee

I would let my boys decide

Claire Little

I’d let my kids choose

tracy baines

I would name this after my other half Carl Chapman and give it to him as part of his 50th birthday presents in December

Spencer Wright

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

Lauren Tourle

John after my partners dad who sadly passed.

Jennifer Goldsmith


jamie Millard

ARI after my niece.

paula cheadle

I would name it after my granddaughter Alice-Rose

Stephanie keill

Mason for my son who really is the absolute love of my life I’m so blessed to have him

zoe g

I would let my dad name it as he loves astronomy

Lee Whittaker

I woul d name it after my son.

Hannah Lord

I would name it Jasper after my little boy



Kelly Duckworth

Hugo – I’d give it as a present for my new nephew

christine WESTLAKE

tony after my dad

Ursula Hunt

Angle after my lost grandchild

T Brailey

I would name the star Tamasine after myself as it is quite an unusual name.