Honor A Lost Loved One: A Guide to Naming a Star in Their Memory

Modified: October 5, 2023     Author: International Star Registry

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Have you ever dreamt of having a star named after your lost loved one? You may feel that this experience is out of reach, but it is entirely possible to name a star in love and honor of those important to us. Star naming and buying a star as a tribute to a deceased family member or friend can be an incredibly meaningful experience for those wanting to keep their memory alive.  


Star naming involves carefully researching the constellation, as well as selecting from physical star keepsakes such as handwritten calligraphy, engraved sterling silver jewelry and other special gift items. Star naming is the perfect way to create something memorable and everlasting of your loved one’s memory. 

Why Honoring Lost Loved Ones Is Important? 

The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. It can leave us feeling lost and alone without the presence of our dear friend or family member in our lives. However, it is important to remember that their spirit will never truly leave us—even after they have passed away. Honoring their life and legacy is an important part of healing from their loss, and there is no better way to do this than by naming a star after them. 


Naming a star in memory of a lost loved one with an International Star Registry certificate can be an incredibly meaningful gesture that will last forever in the night sky. Not only does it provide an everlasting connection between you and your departed friend or family member, but it also serves as a tangible reminder of their life and the impact they had on you. 

International Star Registry allows people to purchase star packages that come with numerous commemorative items related to the star. These items can include a personalized star certificate, a night sky chart showing where the star is located, and even an opportunity to send a personal message with your star purchase. 


There are several different types of star packages available for your memorial star. Couple stars are two stars that can be named together in honor of a departed loved one, providing an extra special connection between the person and their memory. You can include special gifts to commemorate their life such as a personalized star chart or a book with memories of them. No matter which star package you choose, International Star Registry offers an opportunity to remember and honor your lost loved one in a truly unique way. Their name will be added to the listing, and their star will shine brightly in the night sky forever. 


What Is Star Naming? 

Star naming is a unique way to commemorate the life of a loved one who has passed away. By purchasing a star package through an International Star Registry, you can name your own star and have it placed in the night sky forever. Each star’s name must be approved by International Star Registry before it is accepted into their database and will appear on their official star chart. 


When you buy a star package, you will receive a full color parchment certificate that states your star name and its coordinates in the night sky.  When selecting a star gift package, you can choose from the Custom Star Kit (which is unframed), the Deluxe Star Kit (which includes a framed certificate) or the Ultimate Star Kit (with both an International Star Registry certificate and personalized message). Each package also comes with a star chart with your star’s coordinates and an explanation of the night sky in which you can point out your star. 


Naming a star is a meaningful way to honor the life of a lost loved one and keep them forever alive in the night sky. It also makes for a unique and special gift that will be remembered for years to come. If you’re interested in buying a star package, be sure to research the various offerings available and choose one that feels right for you and your loved one. 

How To Name a Star: Step-By-Step Guide 

Once you have decided to purchase a star in memory of your loved one, the next step is to choose a name for it. This name should reflect the special bond and connection that you shared with your lost loved one. 


If your loved one has more than one first name, you can combine them together into a single longer name. However, there are some restrictions on the length of the name, so make sure it’s less than 35 characters long. Once you have chosen a name for your star, the next step is to record it with International Star Registry. This will officially add your loved one’s star to their database and your personalized gift will be created. 

The certificate will include important details about your star such as its name, galactic coordinates and the constellation in the night sky. This document makes a special keepsake to remember your loved one by. 

Finally, you will also be able to buy a map of the night sky with the exact coordinates of your loved one’s star marked on it. This is great for stargazing and finding the stars in the night sky. 


Final Words: 

Honoring a lost loved one is an important part of healing after their passing, and there is no better way to do this than by naming a star in their memory. Through International Star Registry, you can select from various packages that come with commemorative items such as personalized certificates and night sky charts. By purchasing a star package and naming a star in honor of your lost loved one, you can create an everlasting tribute to their life and legacy that will remain in the night sky forever. Through this experience, and their celebration of life, they will always be with you even when they’re gone. 

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