Name a Star Review and Giveaway

April 3, 2017

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to name a star. It is such a unique gift idea and something that you can truely treasure for the rest of your life.

When the lovely people over at Star Name Registry offered me the opportunity to have my very own Extra Bright Star I was so excited. It was so difficult to try and think what I would call it. I wanted to make it something special then suddenly it dawned on me. I wanted to name it after my little furbaby Benji.

Benji recently turned 18 back in January which is pretty special so I felt he deserved his own star. He is more commonly known as “Little Arf” in our house so that is what we went with. I chose to have it placed under the Virgo constellation as this is my star sign.

I was also able to add my own personalised message down in the bottom right hand corner which was a lovely touch.

There are various different packages available starting at Β£14.99 depending on your budget. I was very lucky to received an Extra Bright Star gift package which came beautifully presented in this lovely silver frame.


Along with my deed I also received a sky atlas and confirmation letter with details of how to find my star on Google Sky. I loved my 2 little blue wooden roses that came in the box. What a lovely touch!

All stars are unique so there is no chance that there be 2 stars with the same name and are visible to the naked eye. There is no expiry date to a star either which I loved.

My star deed has been hung in my dining area above my dining table for everyone to see!


The lovely people at Star Name Registry have offered the opportunity for one of my readers to WIN their very own star!

You will receive an Extra Bright Star Gift Set worth Β£34.98 and your star and constellation map will come packaged in an A4 envelope. There is no frame included in the giveaway.

Please enter below.

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Terms and Conditions

The competition will open on 2/4/17 at 12:00 am and will close on 31/4/17 at 12.00 am.
One winner will be selected at random.
UK entrants only.
No cash alternative will be offered.
The winner will be announced on Sparkles at Midnight’s Twitter will also be contacted by email.
In the event of the Winner not responding to their email after 28 an alternative winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Mummy in a Tutu


  • Alison

    April 3, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Ive been tempted to do this recently as my friend passed away and I want her Gran to have a little gift. Thank you for the review, it’s helped make up my mind.

  • Katy Stevens

    April 3, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I would probably name a star after my daughter – I got my Mum one of these once. Such a lovely idea!

  • Rachel

    April 3, 2017 at 9:46 am

    This is such a lovely gift and something I did for a friend of mine whose dad died quite suddenly and unexpectedly, he loved to look at the stars so I thought it would be a nice gift x

  • Stephanie Merry

    April 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

    What a fab idea and a lovely gift for someone x
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  • Sarah Bella

    April 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Aww, this is a truly lovely unique idea and would make the perfect gift. I also love the wooden roses, what a lovely touch! Awesome giveaway, too! πŸ™‚ xx

  • hannah

    April 3, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This sounds like a great gift. I’ve never thought about naming a star before

  • Kim Neville

    April 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I would get my son to choose a name as he would find fascinating to do πŸ™‚

  • Tracy Nixon

    April 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

    CC after Connor and Ceira, my two Angel babies!

  • Lorraine Stone

    April 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    LOVE this. I would name it Mr G for my Hubby.

  • Yaya

    April 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This is something I have thought was cute for a long time but never actually did it. I think if I did name a star it would be some amalgamation of the kids names or special dates. x

  • leigh boyle

    April 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    winifred after my nana x

  • Harline parkin

    April 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I have a nickname for my husbands its Darjeeling so I would name it that

  • Emmie Unsigned

    April 3, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    There’s a star I always see out of my kitchen window which I’m sure already belongs to somebody but if I could have it, I would LOL. Maybe Hutch (Starsky &).

    Emmie xo

  • Tiffeny Brown

    April 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I would name my star after my little one due in October, not sure on a name yet πŸ™‚ x

  • Margaret

    April 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I’d name after my sister and mum
    Lovely to see them shinning brightly forever

  • Ana De- Jesus

    April 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Yay I entered the giveaway I would love to win . As for what I would call my star, I think I would call it Jasmine as that is my alter ego and if I have a kid that is what I would name them x

  • clair downham

    April 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    i would name it after one of my children

  • Chanette Kennedy

    April 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    This would make a lovely gift for my brother in law who loves astronomy πŸ™‚
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  • Sarah Bailey

    April 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I’ve always thought that naming a star after someone would be such a lovely gift. I love the fact that you have named this one for your precious Benji, it is a wonderful tribute to him x
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  • Madeeha

    April 4, 2017 at 12:02 am

    I really like the idea of ‘Name your own star’. It can be a thoughtful gift for someone special.

  • Rhiannon-Skye A Boden

    April 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

    This is such a sweet and timeless idea, as well as one that is such a versatile gift!

  • RebeccaC

    April 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

    My daughters says we should name it Glowie and I’m leaning towards Solstra. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Haden

    April 4, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I would love to name a star after my cat, who has past, would be great to remember here by x

  • Lisa prince

    April 4, 2017 at 9:21 am

    i absolutely love this idea its such a well thought out gift and i also have one myself x

  • Rhian Westbury

    April 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I got one of these for my parents for their wedding anniversary and I can’t wait to see their reaction when they open it x
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  • Tracey Peach

    April 4, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I would name the star after my Mum to thank her for all she does for me πŸ™‚ x

  • The London Mum

    April 4, 2017 at 9:36 am

    These are such lovely gifts and so sentimental.
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  • Melanie

    April 4, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Aw love the idea of this, great to gift too πŸ™‚

  • Anna nuttall

    April 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Aww this is such a lovely idea. I would love to do this for my niece. xx
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  • Ladies Pass It On

    April 4, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I have given this as a gift a few times now and love it! Really lovely x

  • Melissa Lee

    April 4, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I would name it after my nephew Morgan who loves outer space

  • Diane Waugh

    April 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Becky after my daughter

  • Lottie

    April 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I absolutely love the name your own star idea and it is the perfect way to remember someone.

  • Jo Hutchinson

    April 4, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    A lovely gift for my sister called fleur

  • laura banks

    April 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    awesome aaron after my son

  • mark gardner

    April 4, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    hermione after my niece

  • Susan Smith

    April 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I would name the star Lucy, after my little Granddaughter

  • francesca

    April 4, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Awwh I’ve seen loads of these name a star things recently!! Very cool! I love that you names yours benji!

  • Hayley Warren

    April 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    This is such a brilliant gift idea, very unique!

  • shannon ritchie

    April 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I have seen this before and I have always thought this is a cute idea!


    April 5, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Lovely giveaway, Thanks for joining us at #LuckyLinky x
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  • Tanya Brannan

    April 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

    What a wonderful idea as a present for someone special! I love how you can look on Google sky and see your own star. Very special indeed


    April 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    This is a lovely gift idea. It’s great to be able to look upon a star that has been named after you or a loved one.
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  • Dannii

    April 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I would love this. I have always thought that it would make a great wedding gift.

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    April 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I have a star named after me and I love it!! What a fab giveaway πŸ™‚
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  • Tanya

    April 5, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted to name a star but I never thought I’d ever see it so I never did. I love that there is a Google Sky where you can actually see it. I’d love to get my Nan one and name it after her

  • cheryl hadfield

    April 5, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I would name it Cerys Lydia after my daugther

  • fashionmommy

    April 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    I have just had one of these named after my son, I think it is such a lovely idea.

  • Jodie Cook

    April 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Cookie, after my dad

  • emma white

    April 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I would name my star Rose after my late nana who meant so much to me

  • Zoe

    April 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Beautiful idea, and one of real elegance. I would name it after one of my closest friends, as a reminder that she should keep fighting and shining.

  • Fiona

    April 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I’d name it after my daughter πŸ™‚

  • MM

    April 7, 2017 at 9:49 pm


  • Elizabeth Hinds

    April 8, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I would name it Tessalyn after my daughters – Tessa and Evelyn πŸ™‚

  • Sam R

    April 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Id name after my son, he loves space and would love this x

  • amy bondoc

    April 8, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    elisabetania after my daughters imaginary planet!

  • abigail edkins

    April 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Mylilpops after my lillie

  • Gary Topley

    April 8, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I would name the star Bethany after my daughter x

  • Chloe

    April 9, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Richiekins – after my other half ? Xx

  • Tammy Westrup

    April 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    I would name it after my son

  • Solange

    April 10, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Malachi after my nephew.


    April 10, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    PAULINE 21/06/1951

  • Jo Carroll

    April 11, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I’d probably give it the family name to inspire the little ones that there’s truly a star out there with their name on it and it’s something to aim for. x

  • zoe brown

    April 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    would be after my mum or my special nephew hard to decide

  • katrina walsh

    April 15, 2017 at 9:28 am

    my newborn niece daisy

  • susan hoggett

    April 18, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I’d name my star Angie after my daughter

  • Kate Davies

    April 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I’d name the Star Jack after my son who wants to be the first man on mars.

  • Rich Tyler

    April 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Noah after my little boy

  • Suzanne Jackson

    April 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    After my children

  • Jade Adams

    April 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    After my Wife and I, so that our future children always have a place to look for us.

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke

    April 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Helen Patricia after my Mother-In-Law who we lost far too soon xx

  • Laura Todd

    April 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I would name it after one of the kids for a special occassion

  • MICHELLE Stewart

    April 23, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Great gift for lots of occasions

  • Jade Pawley

    April 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I’d name the star after my Grandad, Roger.

  • Jane H Shaw

    April 23, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I would call it Pip after my elder sister thanks

  • Deborah Mackenzie

    April 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I dont know what I would call the star; I think I would gift it to my great nieces and see what they come up with.

  • Hayley Mulgrove

    April 23, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I would name my start Lou after my dad who passed away last month
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  • Lena

    April 24, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I love the idea of getting a star named ! I wish I’d done it for my LO’s birth . I’m really thinking of getting it done for one of his future birthdays xx

  • Katie Mcginley

    April 24, 2017 at 6:41 pm


  • Natalie Ellis

    April 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm


  • Stephanie Keill

    April 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I’d love to name my star ‘Wee Oggie’ in rememberance to my big cousin Lawrence (wee oggie is his nickname) who tragically passed away at the age of 28, he is missed everyday this would be a beautiful way to remember him, thank you so much for the chance

  • Nazma Iqbal

    April 25, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    This is sucha nice idea for a present . Thanx for the giveaway too
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  • Sarah L Lees

    April 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I would love one named Audrey Mavis, so my Mum can look up and always see her Mummy x

  • Emma Louise Elliott

    April 26, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I would name it after my daughter xxx

  • Pamela Gossage

    April 26, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I would name it Gossages Galore after my grandchildren


    April 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I would name my star Bailey after my daughter and dog

  • Alison Johnson

    April 26, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I’d name it Anthony after my husband.

  • holly harmsworth

    April 27, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I would name my star logan james howard in memory of my nephew

  • Sam Parkes

    April 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I would let my 8yr old name it after herself as that’s who I would gift it to.

  • Jamie C Millard

    April 27, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    ari after my niece

  • paula cheadle

    April 28, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I think I might call the star HEARTMELT, after my baby granddaughter, because that is what she did to me the day she was born 3 weeks ago

  • gemma hendry

    April 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    i would name the star mali after my daughter

  • Denise Wilden

    April 28, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Gethin after my nephew

  • katie w

    April 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Carito after a friend who passed away when we were in uni only 23 years old.

  • jess bray

    April 29, 2017 at 8:31 am

    the Hoysted star… both my next door neighbours passed away within a year (2016 – into 2017) and they were dear friends of our family.

  • Theresa Alison

    April 29, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Cheyenne after my niece xx She’s a star in the sky x

  • Tammy Neal

    April 29, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I would name it Helen after my other halfs mum who passed away I always say she’s the brightist star in the sky xx

  • Rachel Butler

    April 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I’d name the star after my Daddy! He passed away last year, so it would be a lovely tribute for him xoxox

  • donna l jones

    April 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

    i would name it stella

  • Nicki simpson

    April 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I would name it Daphne ray after my little star of a daughter x

  • Kyomi Johnson

    April 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I’d name it after my nan Doris

  • Emma Davison

    April 29, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I would get my friend’s little boy to name it as he loves anything to do with astronomy.

  • sharon martin

    April 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    i’m not sure i’d most likely name it after my son or partner

  • Hayley Todd

    April 29, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    We would name this star Talos for my grandaughters, in rememberance of both their grandads. Talos was a giant bronze statue in Greek mythology designed to protect people.

  • Scott Fallon

    April 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I would name it after my late dad (Paul)

  • Alisa Moore

    April 30, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I’d name it after my nan

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