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25th May '17 12:40:55 AM jormis29
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** Eden and {{Solaris}} - taken from the eponymous novels by Creator/StanislawLem. And yes, the second one is a water world with colonists living on islands making up about 3% of the surface.

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** Eden and {{Solaris}} Literarure/{{Solaris}} - taken from the eponymous novels by Creator/StanislawLem. And yes, the second one is a water world with colonists living on islands making up about 3% of the surface.
14th May '17 5:14:47 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Traveller}} most of the planets of the Sword Worlds are named after swords. Some mythological and some from the works of Creator/JRRTolkien as Sword Worlders hold him in awe.

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* In {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' most of the planets of the Sword Worlds are named after swords. Some mythological and some from the works of Creator/JRRTolkien as Sword Worlders hold him in awe.



* Jack Vance's ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces''-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crokinole Krokinole]], Quinine (a fever medicine), [[{{Traveller}} Valisande]].

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* Jack Vance's ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces''-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crokinole Krokinole]], Quinine (a fever medicine), [[{{Traveller}} [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} Valisande]].
14th May '17 5:01:00 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Traveller}} the five sisters subsector got it's name because the first BoldExplorer named them after his [[DaddysGirl five daughters]].

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* In {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' the five sisters subsector got it's name because the first BoldExplorer named them after his [[DaddysGirl five daughters]].
12th May '17 5:41:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''{{Metroid}}'' series Samus grew up on K-2L and [=SR388=] is the Metroid home planet.

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* In the ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series Samus grew up on K-2L and [=SR388=] is the Metroid home planet.
5th May '17 2:23:10 AM Dessler
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* Another example was the dwarf planet Ceres, called by its discoverer Guiseppe Piazzi ''Ceres Ferdinandea'' to honour king Ferdinand of Naples, his patron. He stayed about the only person who ever used the full name while everyone else quickly reduced it to Ceres.
3rd May '17 7:01:28 PM PaulA
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*** The [[TheCracker Data]] [[PlayfulHacker Angels]] have, for the most part, CyberPunk-related base names: Data [=DeCentral=], [[WilliamGibson Gibson]] Base, Trojan Source, Stack Heap, [[Film/BladeRunner Tears in Rain]].

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*** The [[TheCracker Data]] [[PlayfulHacker Angels]] have, for the most part, CyberPunk-related base names: Data [=DeCentral=], [[WilliamGibson [[Creator/WilliamGibson Gibson]] Base, Trojan Source, Stack Heap, [[Film/BladeRunner Tears in Rain]].
28th Apr '17 11:15:58 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Neptune likewise spent a very brief amount of time named LeVarrier, after the French mathematician that pinpointed its location using only calculus. Britain didn't like this for the obvious reason, and declared that if this new planet was going to be called LeVerrier, they would go back to calling Uranus Herschel. Since this would have caused a nightmare of nomenclature, someone suggested Neptune to preserve the mythological theme.

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** Neptune likewise spent a very brief amount of time named LeVarrier, [=LeVerrier=], after the French mathematician that pinpointed its location using only calculus. Britain didn't like this for the obvious reason, and declared that if this new planet was going to be called LeVerrier, [=LeVerrier=], they would go back to calling Uranus Herschel. Since this would have caused a nightmare of nomenclature, someone suggested Neptune to preserve the mythological theme.
28th Apr '17 8:33:32 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* For a time, Uranus was called "Herschel" after its discoverer, Sir William Herschel.

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* For a time, Uranus was called "Herschel" after its discoverer, Sir William Herschel. It was the first planet to be discovered using modern technology instead of naked-eye observation, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness so there wasn't a standard for names yet]].



** Neptune likewise spent a very brief amount of time named LeVarrier, after the French mathematician that pinpointed its location using only calculus. Britain didn't like this for the obvious reason, and declared that if this new planet was going to be called LeVerrier, they would go back to calling Uranus Herschel. Since this would have caused a nightmare of nomenclature, someone suggested Neptune to preserve the mythological theme.



* The discoverer of Uranus was Sir William Herschel, a German who moved to England and did his most important work there, later becoming a British subject. He wanted to call the planet itself ''Georgium Sidus'' ("George's Star") or just "Planet George", after King George III, who was his patron. The name didn't stick; the French in particular didn't fancy honouring the British monarch every time they mentioned the seventh planet, and came up with a number of alternate names--one of which was Herschel, funnily enough, and another, Neptune (yes). Eventually, a German named Bode suggested that if Saturn was named after [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the father of Jupiter]], this planet should be named after the father of Saturn--Uranus. The name stuck (with a little help from the chemists, who gave the newly-discovered uranium its name to back Bode up).

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* The discoverer of Uranus was Sir William Herschel, a German who moved to England and did his most important work there, later becoming a British subject. He wanted to call the planet itself ''Georgium Sidus'' ("George's Star") or just "Planet George", after King George III, who was his patron. The name didn't stick; the French in particular didn't fancy honouring the British monarch every time they mentioned the seventh planet, and came up with a number of alternate names--one of which was Herschel, funnily enough, and another, Neptune (yes). Eventually, a German named Bode suggested that if Saturn was named after [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the father of Jupiter]], this planet should be named after the father of Saturn--Uranus.Saturn--Uranus[[note]]Uranus is actually the father of Cronus, Saturn's Greek equivalent. Saturn's mythological father is Caelus, but Bode was not a native English speaker and didn't realize that there was a difference between the Roman names and the Romanizations of the Greek names[[/note]]. The name stuck (with a little help from the chemists, who gave the newly-discovered uranium its name to back Bode up).
26th Apr '17 12:22:04 PM Theriocephalus
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* According to ExpandedUniverse materials, this is common in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe. Of the planets featured in the movies, Alderaan, Bespin, Coruscant, Hoth, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Naboo, Utapau, and Yavin share names with their star. (Others, like Tatooine, are close.)
** Numbers are also attached to planets, to make it it clear ''which'' planet is being referenced (Yavin IV).

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* According to ExpandedUniverse materials, this is common in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe. Of the planets featured in the movies, Alderaan, Bespin, Coruscant, Hoth, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Naboo, Utapau, and Yavin share names with their star. (Others, like Tatooine, Tatooine and its twin suns Tatoo I and Tatoo II, are close.)
** Numbers are also attached to planets, to make it it clear ''which'' planet is being referenced (Yavin IV).(or moon, as in the case of Yavin IV, the fourth moon the gas giant Yavin).
6th Apr '17 5:50:50 AM jerzyszczur
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* The Polish novel ''Cylindra Van Troffa'' had Filia (Daughter).

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* The Polish novel ''Cylindra ''Cylinder Van Troffa'' had Filia (Daughter).
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