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Old February 12 2013, 04:14 AM   #16
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

^Well, there's already both an asteroid and a Jovian moon named Europa. So repeats aren't forbidden.
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Old February 12 2013, 04:24 AM   #17
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

Can we start a petition to name the Earth and the Moon. As names, they suck. I want to have a real name for the planet we live on, not a description of what's its made of. Same goes for the moon, does it get jealous when it hears people talk about the moons of Saturn and using their names. Hell even Plutos moon will have a name after this. Yet our own satellite only has the moniker of Moon.
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Old February 12 2013, 04:36 AM   #18
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Can we start a petition to name the Earth and the Moon.
Terra and Luna.
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Old February 12 2013, 04:57 AM   #19
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Can we start a petition to name the Earth and the Moon. As names, they suck. I want to have a real name for the planet we live on, not a description of what's its made of.
Well, by science fiction convention, our planet should be named Humania. Or maybe Huma. Either that or Sol III.

A name that's sometimes used for Earth in science fiction is Tellus, the name of the Roman earth goddess, and thus a good fit with the other planet names. The adjective/demonym is Tellurian. Fans of classic Doctor Who may recognize that term from its use in episodes written by the late Robert Holmes.

http://www.dennismammana.com/skyinfo...earth_name.htm
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Old February 12 2013, 08:29 AM   #20
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

With the current ones being named Charon, Nix and Hydra, I voted for Cerberus and Erebos.
Cerberus because the underworld needs its watchdog
and Erebos to reunite the family (Charon is the son of Nix and Erebos)
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Old February 12 2013, 09:47 AM   #21
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

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Can we start a petition to name the Earth and the Moon.
Terra and Luna.
Just the latin names then?
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Old February 12 2013, 10:09 AM   #22
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I don't see why not. Just like the other planets.
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Old February 12 2013, 10:21 AM   #23
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Voted for Persephone and Cerberus.
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Old February 12 2013, 10:27 AM   #24
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

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I don't see why not. Just like the other planets.
I speak French, so I'm already calling them "la Terre" and "la Lune". Adding an "a" at the end doesn't quite have the same ring for me. In fact, it sounds a bit ridiculous.
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Old February 12 2013, 10:50 AM   #25
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

I voted for Cerberus and Persephone.

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^Hey, if you want to put Pluto back in, you also have to count Ceres, Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and possibly hundreds more to be confirmed in the decades ahead.
That's fine, as long as the definition is consistent. The reason the current definition of planet is so stupid is that it was chosen not for scientific reasons, but for a political one-- to limit the number of planets in the solar system. But what difference does it make how many there are?

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I find it very funny that this new definition of planet discounts Jupiter.
I think it discounts most, if not all, planets. Certainly all gas giants.
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Old February 12 2013, 11:00 AM   #26
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

Went with Lethe and Obol, since for some reason saying "Pluto, Lethe and Obol" out loud just sounded right.
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Old February 12 2013, 11:01 AM   #27
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I don't see why not. Just like the other planets.
I speak French, so I'm already calling them "la Terre" and "la Lune". Adding an "a" at the end doesn't quite have the same ring for me. In fact, it sounds a bit ridiculous.
And I speak Italian, which means I call them "la Terra" and "la Luna". I just like the idea of everybody calling them the same.
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Old February 12 2013, 11:03 AM   #28
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

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Can we start a petition to name the Earth and the Moon. As names, they suck. I want to have a real name for the planet we live on, not a description of what's its made of.
Well, by science fiction convention, our planet should be named Humania. Or maybe Huma. Either that or Sol III.
Mass Effect is one of the few sci-fi settings (or at least one of the few recent ones) I can think of that avoids this trope. Humans are from Earth, obviously, and then there are the asari from Thessia, the turians from Palaven, and the salarians from Sur'Kesh, among others. Alien names are also treated as common nouns and not capitalized, as is the case with the word 'human.' Maybe it's not as unique as I'm thinking, but I found it kind of refreshing.
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Old February 12 2013, 11:35 AM   #29
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

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And I speak Italian, which means I call them "la Terra" and "la Luna". I just like the idea of everybody calling them the same.
Ah now that's completely different. I don't want to speak latin, but forcing everyone to speak italian sounds perfect.
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Old February 12 2013, 11:57 AM   #30
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Well, by science fiction convention, our planet should be named Humania. Or maybe Huma.
Humus Prime. I always go with Humus Prime.
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