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Name Venetia Burney The discovery made headlines across the globe. The Lowell Observatory , which had the right to name the new object, received over 1,000 suggestions from all over the world, ranging from Atlas to Zymal. [30] Tombaugh urged Slipher to suggest a name for the new object quickly before someone else did. [30] Constance Lowell proposed Zeus , then Percival and finally Constance . These suggestions were disregarded. [31] The name Pluto was proposed by Venetia Burney (1918–2009), an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford , England. [32] Venetia was interested in classical mythology as well as astronomy, and considered the name, a name for the god of the underworld , appropriate for such a presumably dark and cold world. She suggested it in a conversation with her grandfather Falconer Madan , a former librarian at the University of Oxford 's Bodleian Library . Madan passed the name to Professor Herbert Hall Turner , who then cabled it to colleagues in the United States.
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