The International Astronomical Union, based in Paris, has previously maintained a very effective French stereotype at being arrogant and uninterested in other peoples’ opinions, not to mention exclusive (so exclusive that they famously declared Pluto no longer worthy of being called a planet).
As of Aug. 14th, however, the organization has declared it will listen to public campaigns for naming celestial bodies. Before you start petitioning them for Q’onos or Praxis, though, there are a few rules your proposed name must abide by:
-16 characters or less in length
-preferably one word
-pronounceable in as many languages as possible
-non-offensive in any language or culture
-not too similar to an existing name of an astronomical object
-names of pet animals are discouraged
-names of a purely or principally commercial nature are not allowed
-names of individuals, places or events principally known for political or military activities are unsuitable
And yet they’re still totally cool with Uranus.