pluto-was-named-by-an-11-year-old-british-girl

Pluto was named by an 11-year-old British girl. One day, Venetia Burney was having breakfast with her grandpa, who was reading about the new planet and wondering what it would be called. She had read about Greek and Roman legends, so she asked him, “Why not call it Pluto?” Grandpa later passed on her suggestion to an astronomer at Oxford University, and the rest is history. Source Source 2