Talk:Meanings of minor planet names: 1–1000
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Singing badger's reversion of changes
I am really sorry that the singing badger considers my changes to be of no value.
Norn->fate. OK, it is not a big deal. I called Urd "fate" because it is a common translation for "norn".
Iduna. It seems extremely unlikely that a Stockholm club named Ydun should be given as "Iduna" especially when Iduna is a form of the Norse goddess Idun.
Ingeborg was the woman in a famous love story with Hjalmar in Norse mythology. Again the singing badger could have bothered to go beyond Schmadel when verifying this.
One of the reasons behind Wikipedia is that users can correct information when needed. Perhaps we should take this to rfc?--Wiglaf 07:12, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- I should have extrapolated more. I think that your modifications have improved my additions. As for Ingeborg, yes you're right, but the mythical Ingeborg was reason why the name reappeared in modern times.--Wiglaf 06:55, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- The reason is that there was a tradition of giving asteroids 'feminine' names. So, even if they were named after a man, the name was 'feminized'. Other examples are 54 Alexandra (after Alexander von Humboldt) and 792 Metcalfia (after Joel Hastings Metcalf). It was all a bit silly, and eventually, the convention faded away. The Singing Badger 22:00, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- Many of them are from mythology, so I'd say that is the most likely choice.bogdan 00:12, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
This page calls Polyxo a Hyad, but the Polyxo page says that she was a naiad, the daughter of the river god Nilus (not Atlas). They must be two different mythological figures. Is it known which one this asteroid was named for?18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:53, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
521 Brixia 1904 NB Latin for Brescia, Italy, birthplace of the orbit computer, Emilio Bianchi [H]
- Orbit computer, is the (wo)man who comput the orbite, It is not ?--Jean-François Clet (talk) 12:36, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
It states that this asteroid was named for Saint Jucunda of Nicodemia, whose feast day is Nov. 25. Other sources state that Saint Jucunda of Nicodemia's feast day is July 27, while there is another separate Saint Jucunda whose feast day is Nov. 25.Lily20 (talk) 18:35, 20 October 2009 (UTC)