20 gorgeous baby names inspired by space and the stars
Are you fascinated by the cosmos?
If you're looking to nature for inspiration in choosing a name for your baby, there's nothing quite like the night's sky and space.
Lots of the names given to planets, moons and stars come from Greek and Roman mythology, giving them a lovely classical quality.
There are endless options to choose from in space but these 20 are some of our absolute favourites.
Aldrin - After Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon.
Apollo - The Greek god of the sun and light; famous NASA space programme.
Archer - The half-man and half-horse Sagittarius group of stars; means ‘strength and power’.
Caelum - A faint constellation of stars in the southern hemisphere.
Eos - The family name of a belt of asteroids.
Janus - One of Saturn's moons.
Leo - A constellation containing clusters of shiny stars.
Orion - One of the brightest and best-known constellations.
Phoenix - A constellation.
Saros - After the Saros Cycle, an amount of time used to predict lunar and solar eclipses
Ariel - A moon of Uranus.
Aurora - Roman goddess of the sunrise; after Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights).
Amalthea - A moon of Jupiter.
Cassie - After Cassiopeia, a northern constellation with a distinctive W shape.
Elara - One of the moons of Jupiter.
Halley - The short-period comet that is visible from Earth once every 75 years or so.
Maia - A blue-giant star in the Taurus constellation
Ophelia - One of the moons of Uranus.
Pandora - A moon of Saturn.
Stella - Latin for 'star'.