Statistics for The Many Names of Uranus

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Others wanted to name it after this Roman god of the sea, but decided to save it for the next giant blue planet they found.Neptune
The non-British, especially the French, did not like this name. So, they collectively decided to veto Herschel's naming rights and left it up to the public. Some tried to name it this, after its discoverer.Herschel
An Astronomer named William Herschel was the first to discover that Uranus was actually a planet. Thus, he had naming privileges. As the ancients named the stars after their heroes (that being the gods), Herschel decided to name Uranus this.Georgium Sidis
Who was this named after (Suffix included)?King George III
Eventually, astronomers settled on the name Uranus, which is a Latinization of this Greek god of the sky. (That's not to say it's the Roman equivalent, but literally the Latin spelling of the Greek word. Give the Greek spelling.)Ouranos
The most common pronunciation of Uranus puts stress on the long "A" sound (second syllable), resulting in many inappropriate wordplay jokes. Astronomers trying to keep some semblance of maturity in their audience have decided to pronounce it a different way, putting stress on which syllable instead?The First
If you know your stuff when it comes to planets, you may have noticed that every planet besides Earth and Uranus are named after Roman gods. The thing about Greek gods is that they have Roman equivalents. What is the name of the Roman equivalent of Uranus?Caelus
Before Uranus was discovered to be a planet, it was believed to be a star or distant comet, and named after the area of the sky it resided in. Give any of the names it was given during this time (You don't need to include numbers).34 Tauri or Virgo 17

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