Meet Amarissa. Our new quasi-moon.
She has a Spanish name derived from from Amaris, meaning “child of the moon.”
According to Debbie Barrett Burton, who submitted the winning name, “Baby Moon” came from “Mama Moon” and is named after our lunar leader.
I also like that Amarissa sounds a little bit like Marisa. Coincidence? I think not! 🙂
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We also want to recognize the 2nd and 3rd place names…
In second place with 9.8% of the vote is “Lunetta” — Italian for “little moon”. Kathi Suprata who submitted this name, loves the diminutive that suggests a feminine yet strong presence.
Then in third place with 6.6% of the vote we have “Taini”, also suggested by Kathi. This means “returning moon” in Native American (Omaha).
Since Kathi won both 2nd and 3rd place, we’d like to give her $100 Super Bux (our very own Live Your Message currency) towards her next purchase with us. Congrats Kathi!
Let us know how you like our new name in the comments… we’ll be sending this over to NASA and the International Astronomical Union in the hopes that they agree that Amarissa is a much better name for our new quasi-moon than 2016 H03. You can view all the other Moon Name submissions here.
Thank you for all your contributions! We had a lot of fun rebranding the moon… and were truly amazed by your creativity.