Name A Star with Star Name Registry Review and Competition

certificate for name your own star gift idea

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. ‘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

  2. 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? 😉

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.


  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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

  23. 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

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

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

  26. 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

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

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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

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

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


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


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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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