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Name A Star with Star Name Registry Review and Competition

You may have noticed I don’t really talk about Olivia much these days. She still does the odd review, but she has asked to take a step away from the blog. It’s not what she wants right now and I respect her decision. But then we were offered the opportunity to review the name a star service from Star Name Registry. This came at the perfect time for Olivia, for something she is struggling with right now.

Star Name have many different packages for their stars. With gift sets ranging from £14.99 to £64.99. The set we received was the Extra Bright Gift Set. So as well as the chance to name a star, we would also get the certificate framed. (RRP £57.97)

 Name A Star Extra Bright Gift Set
  • Entry into the Registry
  • A4 Star Name Deed
  • The Sky Atlas star maps
  • Confirmation letter
  • Free Stellarium software download
  • Gift Explained Extra Bright Star
  • A4 Silver Certificate Frame with Deed
  • Wrapped in Light Blue Tissue Paper
  • Housed in a Silver Presentation Box
Choosing what to name our star….

Before Christmas Olivia’s grandad was diagnosed with lung cancer. The prognosis isn’t good and we were told to expect the worst. We never expected her to take it well. Who would? She was just 10 years old.

Olivia and her grandad are very close. For years now they have a had running joke. Each birthday and Christmas he buys her a Freddo. As she got older, she would get more than 1. If she had been naughty, he would have it himself. He does actually gift her Freddos regularly. It’s really cute and a lovely little private joke between the two of them. It also frequently induces many an eye roll from Olivia as she retells his antics when she comes home.

After discussing it with her dad, we decided to name a star after this injoke they both have. We wanted it to have a meaning, something special she could physically have to remember her grandad when the day comes. A place to think of him at and be special to them both.

Receiving the Name a Star Gift Set.

The gift set came beautifully packed in a silver box. I think it gave it a little something extra, perfect presentation for giving as a gift.

name a star silver gift box

Nestled in blue tissue paper inside the box sat the certificate adorned by 2 red roses. I would have been so impressed if I had received this personally as a gift. It just finishes it off nicely I think.

The extra information helped to pull it all together, Olivia loved reading about her star and finding out more about stars in general.

Olivia’s Forever Freddo.

name a star gift certificate showing star name and coordinates

As well as naming the star you also get to choose which constellation you would like it in. There are plenty to choose from. We went with the Phoenix constellation. It is classed as a remembrance one which is perfect. Once we pinned this down we named our Extra Bright Star Forever Freddo.

If you would like to leave a personal message, this can be printed on your certificate too. Like on ours above. “We may not always be here, but we can always be forever there” With this star being for Olivia and her grandad, I chose these words to remind her that even though they may not be together much longer, she can always think of him there. I really hope it helps to bring her some comfort in the years to come.

The sky atlas is a lovely addition to the set. For people like me who don’t know the difference between constellations, it’s really helpful and very informative too.

name a star constellation sky atlas


I was really pleased with the quality of the and presentation of the gift set as a whole. The service and ordering process was really easy. I have thought about naming a star in the past but never gotten around to it so I was really pleased to have the opportunity to review this beautiful gift set from Star Name One of my favourite things is being able to pinpoint the star online. For me, this helps to make it more real, actually being able to see it.

name a star screenshot of google sky pinpointing our star

Olivia loves that a little piece of the universe is now hers forever and was thrilled (thank god) with our name choice.

Name A Star with Star Competition.

The competition is for the enveloped version of the above-mentioned gift set with an RRP of £34.98. With this, you would get the certificate and the constellation map included only. The prize will be supplied by Star Name Registry and winners details will be passed over. The competition will run from 31/03/17 until 22/04/17.  Please enter all options correctly and incorrect entries will be void. The winner will be chosen within 5 days of the competition ending and has 28 days to acknowledge their win. After this, a new winner will be chosen. One Frazzled Mum is not responsible for prize fulfilment but will assist should any problems arise. 


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  1. Tee Simpson

    April 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I would call my star Ayanna after my friends daughter

  2. Adrian Bold

    April 22, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Gizmo after our dog.

  3. Lynsey Buchanan

    April 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    My daughter says Twilight Sparkle

  4. Emma Walton

    April 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I would name the star after my dear departed mother who I miss very much.

  5. Kim W

    April 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Aww that is so lovely for her. I love this idea. I would name a star after all of us, we’d decide together.

  6. Andrew Hindley

    April 22, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I would name the star Alicia after my late wife Alice who I would love to be my shining light again

  7. Sarah Parker

    April 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Parker star 🙂

  8. LondonREC

    April 22, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I’d name it after our little one!

  9. Josh Gough

    April 22, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I would name it after my grandmother who passed away last year

  10. Stacy Fenemore

    April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Kay after my much loved aunt

  11. Michelle Wild

    April 22, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Orange claw hammer.

  12. Annette Oliver

    April 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Mia in memory of a recently departed friend

  13. Michelle Wild

    April 22, 2017 at 8:58 am


  14. Kim Neville

    April 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

    my son would be fascinated to do this so would let him choose a name

  15. Cathryn Crawshaw

    April 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

    crawshaw afterour family

  16. Ian Murray

    April 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I would name it Nicola.

  17. Annmarie Crawford

    April 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Josie after my nan who passed away

  18. Diana

    April 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I would name after my daughters 🙂

  19. Michelle Kinsey

    April 21, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    ‘DJ’ in memory of my younger brother who passed away. My little boy always points to the stars and looks for ‘uncle Dan’ so would be amazing to actually point out ‘DJ’ to him x

  20. Emma Smith

    April 21, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I would call the star AmLou

  21. katrina walsh

    April 20, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Mine would be Daisy after my newborn niece

  22. Hayley Mulgrove

    April 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I would call my Star “Lou” After my dad who just passed away


    April 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    After my daughter Scarlett

  24. jen jackson

    April 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Team JJ

  25. Marycarol

    April 19, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I’d name my star Tommy after my brother who passed away on Christmas Day suffering with lung cancer xx

  26. Gary Topley

    April 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I would name it after my daughter x

  27. Suzanne Jackson

    April 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    After my daughter

  28. Sandra Fortune

    April 19, 2017 at 8:04 am

    My little Grandson Henry Oliver-Ray

  29. amy bondoc

    April 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    elisabetania. was my daoughter imaginary world when she was younger!

  30. Stacey Carnell

    April 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Neirin, our little boy 🙂

  31. Jo Carroll

    April 18, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I may name it after myself – not to BIG myself up you understand…more so I can tell my little fella that as he get’s older his mummy will always be looking down on him wherever he may go. Probably not something a teenager might appreciate I realise, but other times in his life he will appreciate it I’m sure? 😉

  32. Bev Cannar

    April 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I would name my star Mr E for my beautiful loving partner who I always call Mr E

  33. Rich Tyler

    April 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I’d name it after my little boy

  34. kimberley ryan

    April 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I would name it after my beautiful daughter Yzabelle


    April 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I think i would name the star Bailey after my dog

  36. Sam R

    April 16, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I would name it after my son x

  37. michelle o'neill

    April 16, 2017 at 11:07 am

    i would let my grandaughter name it x

  38. Pauline Hill

    April 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

    PH21061951 (PERFECT)

  39. Kayla Loves

    April 15, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    What a lovely comp!! #kcacols

  40. Danni Cresswell

    April 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Wonderful gift I would name the star after my two boys.

  41. janine atkin

    April 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    id name is Logan G after my sn

  42. mainy

    April 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful gift and something a bit different, fab idea:)

  43. Rachel

    April 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I would name it after my baby girl who we lost xx

  44. Linda Ford

    April 14, 2017 at 8:13 am

    We would name the star Fordy after our family.

  45. Mrs Mummy Harris

    April 13, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    This is such a lovely gift and one ive ordered for Ben for his first birthday. My post is to be published next week and Im so excited to rave about it! Such a unique item and one that hopefully Ben will love when he gets older! #KCACOLS

  46. Becky - MommyandRory

    April 13, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. It’s a fantastic idea and something with a lot of meaning. I remember when my grandad passed away my mum told me he’d gone to stars. If I felt lonely or wanted to talk to him I was to look for the biggest brightest star and I’d know he’d be looking down on me. As I child it meant so much but even as an adult seeing the brightest star in the sky still makes me smile #KCACOLS

  47. Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    April 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    This is so lovely, what a nice idea to name it that, I think that’ll really make her smile when she’s older. And the whole gift set looks really lovely, I’ve always wondered what you actually get when you name a star! x #KCACOLS

  48. Crummy Mummy

    April 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    This is a lovely idea to remember someone by – very special #KCACOLS

  49. Victoria Prince

    April 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I’d name mine after my dad 🙂 because he has a special birthday coming up and it would be a lovely way of commemorating it!

  50. Maria

    April 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I really love the fact that you named it something so special so that Olivia has something to remember her grandad as and when the time comes. There’s something about being able to look to the stars isn’t it? I really love the sentiment and they would make fantastic gifts. #KCACOLS

  51. Angie McDonald

    April 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    This is a tough question! I think I might name mine cupcake after my friend claire

  52. Nicky Kentisbeer

    April 12, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    What a lovely idea Tracey. Sorry to hear about granddad but a lovely way to capture the relationship with the ‘Freddo’ star. A tough time for Olivia and hopefully the star is something from which she can get some comfort. Nx #KCACOLS

  53. Nadia

    April 12, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    It looks very nice and sounds like a good present for someone special #KCACOLS

  54. Bread

    April 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Absolutely lovely review. I’m not sure I’d know what to name a star. Something a bit like Forever Freddo probably. #kcacols

  55. Gabriela Green

    April 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, this is a great idea for a gift for someone special 🙂

  56. Spencer Broadley

    April 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I would Latinise or Greek-ise my great friend’s name John, who has stuck with us through thick and thin.

  57. Surrey mama

    April 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    What a lovely gift idea and what an especially lovely way you’ve used it. #KCACOLS

  58. Lisa Pomerantz

    April 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

    What a beautiful way to cherish a remarkable relationship. My heart goes out to you and your family, but I know, you can always look up! Bravo. #KCACOLS I’m bookmarking this one!

  59. claire griffiths

    April 9, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    i would name it after my mum sharon

  60. Cassie

    April 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Such a beautiful idea. And a wonderful way to commemorate Grandpa’s life. Hope he is coping as well as he can with the prognosis. Thoughts with you all.

    I have thought about doing this in the past but never really felt like it would be authenticate. Or wondered if maybe other people might “own” my star too. This post has cleared all those worries up for me.

    I think if I did win or buy a star I would name it after my nan Rose. Who we actually sadly lost to Lung cancer. She was the fountain of our youthful genes so I may name it “Beautiful Rose” in honour.


  61. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    April 7, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    What a beautiful way to remember and I love the name choice it’s just perfect. I’m pleased that Olivia loved it too x #KCACOLS

  62. Ky

    April 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Oh wow this is such a great idea for a gift. I love that they have such a special bond x #kcacols

  63. jeremy@thirstydaddy

    April 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    my heart goes out to you and your family. What a lovely way to celebrate his life and what he meant to your daughter #KCACOLS

  64. Emma Plus Three

    April 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    This is such a lovely gift idea and even better that it comes framed x #KCACOLS

  65. the frenchie mummy

    April 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    It looks so nice! I could name a star after Baba’s name! So original! A great thing to review and good luck to all the participants! #KCACOLS

  66. Ruth Harwood

    April 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Calypso after one of our cats xx

  67. Nicola

    April 5, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    This is a lovely idea to remember a loved one or a special memory. Olivia has a way to remember her Grandad forever 🙂 #KCACOLS

  68. Matthew Warman

    April 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I would name it after my niece Darcie.

  69. Sarah - Arthurwears

    April 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Arthur was given one of these for his first bday – its a lovely idea but it did make me wonder…who really decided who owns the star in the first place for you to be able to pay for the right to name it?….it leaves me pondering far too deeply!! #kcacols

  70. Devon Mama

    April 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    What a lovely way to make a memory to treasure. It’s looks beautifully presented as well! #kcacols

  71. yvonne

    April 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I think this is a really lovely idea and a fantastic competition x #KCACOLS

  72. Peachy and her Mommy

    April 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I lost my grandfather to lung cancer a number of years ago. I still miss him. My heart goes out to you and your family. This is a lovely way to celebrate a wonderful person in a little girl’s life. Very special and such a great idea. #KCACOLS

  73. stacey oakes

    April 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    This is a nice idea. My friend recently lost her step dad and I think her little ones would love to do this for their grandad #KCACOLS

  74. Samantha Atherton

    April 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I’d name one Ember after my daughter because she’s my little star.

  75. Jo Hutchinson

    April 4, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I would name my star after my sister Fleur

  76. pickinguptoys

    April 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Such a lovely idea and I love the story behind the naming! So sweet x #kcacols

  77. Tracey

    April 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    What a lovely idea and a great connection to her granddad 🙂 #kcacols

  78. Helena

    April 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I imagine this would tie in well with a well known and loved book. #KCACOLS

  79. Cheryl Price

    April 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I would name my star Nevaeh after my late grandaughter.

  80. RACHEL

    April 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Oh what a lovely gift! Such a wonderful idea on how to remember a loved one, to look up at the stars and know one is personal to you 🙂 #KCACOLS

  81. Lorraine Stone

    April 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to win this for my Hubby, Mr G. He would love it and so would I!

  82. Mummy Setra

    April 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

    This is such a good idea. I may do something like this when the little one is able to understand. #KCACOLS

  83. Jenn @ Mad Mommy

    April 4, 2017 at 3:57 am

    I have considered doing something like this in the past, but then it just slips my mind. My boys would love to know that one of the stars int he sky was “theirs” though.#KCACOLS

  84. Pen

    April 3, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    What an absolutely wonderful idea. Cygnet is not old enough to understand this yet., but when he is… Pen x #KCACOLS

  85. Mrs Morgan Plus 3

    April 3, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    What a fab idea 🙂 have entered #kcacols xx

  86. five little doves

    April 3, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    This is such a gorgeous idea and the perfect way to commemorate a birth, or a loss, or just a special occasion. I would love to name a star for my sons 13th birthday next week! He would think that was pretty cool! #KCACOLS

  87. Emma me and b make tea

    April 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    aw bless this is such a lovely thing to do. I smiled when I saw the Forever Freddo on the certificate 🙂 #KCACOLS

  88. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    April 3, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Lovely idea, I’ve entered the giveaway, good luck everyone #kcacols

  89. Amy

    April 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    What a lovely gift, especially poignant for those who have lost babies or struggling with the loss of a loved one. #kcacols

  90. Tooting Mama

    April 2, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    That’s such a fabulous gift. I’ll have to get my astronomical binoculars out and look out for Forever Freddo, that’s so wonderful! #KCACOLS

  91. Mummy Lauretta

    April 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Such a lovely way to remember a lovely tradition. A beautiful gift for someone too #KCACOLS

  92. Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

    April 2, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Such a beautiful way for Olivia to honour her grandfather and something so special for just the two of them. #KCACOLS

  93. Kelly | and Jacob makes three

    April 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    What a lovely thing to do. That’s such a nice gift. #KCACOLS

  94. Ali Duke

    April 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    What a lovely idea naming it after her Grandad. Great review Tracy.

  95. Isabel O

    April 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I would name it after my niece and give it to my sister, her mum. 🙂

  96. Inclusive Home

    April 2, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    What a beautiful gift! A very special way to give your daughter a focus for her memories with her Grandad. #KCACOLS

  97. Sara

    April 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    This is so moving. Sorry to hear about Grandad being unwell. What a great thing for you and Olivia to do though. So so special. Thank you for sharing #KCACOLS

  98. Sarah

    April 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    What beautiful, memorable gift. This is just so lovely!! #KCACOLS

  99. Susie / S.H.I.T.

    April 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    What a lovely way for Olivia to remember her Granddad. This is a lovely idea all round, seems magical that you can name a star. #kcacols

  100. The Mum Reviews

    April 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I’m not sure what I would name my star but I was very touched by the story of how you named yours. My grandmother is dying right now too so it would be something that reminded me of her. This is such a great review and very brave of you to share such a personal story. xx #kcacols

  101. Lisa | Pass the Prosecco... Please

    April 2, 2017 at 11:19 am

    This is a lovely idea, I’d name one for my son xx #KCACOLS

  102. Wendy

    April 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

    What a lovely gift for Olivia and that Freddo joke they have is so sweet. This would make a lovely gift xx #kcacols

  103. Nicola | Mummy to Dex

    April 2, 2017 at 9:27 am

    What a beautiful thing to do for Olivia and her grandad. Lovely that you have a giveaway too.


  104. Jennifer Haden

    April 2, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I would name it after my cat who has passed, in here memory x Thanks so much for the chance 🙂

  105. Jenny (Accidental Hipster Mum)

    April 2, 2017 at 6:47 am

    The name and Freddo tradition is so cute! Granddads are the best, what a lovely way to honour him!


  106. Mummyitsok

    April 2, 2017 at 6:24 am

    This is beautiful and I love that the name of the star will have meaning to your daughter forever. #KCACOLS

  107. veronica lee

    April 2, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Sounds like a beautiful gift for Olivia. Love the idea, Tracey.
    Happy #KCACOLS Sunday!

  108. kristin mccarthy

    April 2, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Beautiful gift for your family.


  109. Paula from Her Life Is Love

    April 2, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I think this is a wonderful gift for Olivia. I actually received a teddy bear from my own grandpa and I had named him Frederick. I still have him today and I always think of my grandpa when I see him. It looks like this star name deed will definitely be a wonderful way to remember her grandpa. #KCACOLS

  110. Lydia C. Lee

    April 1, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    What a cute idea #KALCOLS

  111. Rachael Ashmore

    April 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I would name it after my daughter Faith

  112. Harline parkin

    April 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I’d name it Darjeeling after my husband it’s his nickname

  113. Lorna Ledger

    April 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I would love to name it after my daughter her name is Abigail, but I call her Piglet, I would ask her , her preference! xx

  114. Bev

    April 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I’d name it after my mum.

  115. Tracy Nixon

    April 1, 2017 at 5:21 am

    CC after my two Angel babies, Connor and Ceiran.

  116. Solange

    March 31, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Malachi after my nephew.

  117. Margaret GALLAGHER

    March 31, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I’d love to name one after st Patrick’s constellation for my nephew who is 9 and my dad they are both called Patrick and would be so excited

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