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Default Canon Names for Beta Canum Planets

What are the planets in the Beta Canum system called?

Colonial Atlas claims they are called "Beta Canum 1-8", which sounds surprisingly boring. This seems confirmed by Invasion and everywhere I look in the old and new material. The problem is that this sounds like an exceedingly unlikely state to remain since people - and organisations like ESA - love naming things. And if there are no official names no doubt some local weekly magazine will have a competition that produce silly names that stick.

Any canon on this?

There is no shortage on possible naming schemes. The star is named Chara, greek for "Joy" which is a bit of collision with Joi, but is alternatively called Asterion ("ruler of the stars"), the name for a sacred king of Crete. So one simple scheme would use his family: Neleus, Chloris, Europa (good ESA quasi-pun name for BC4, despite the collision with the Jupiter moon), Rhadamanthus, Minos, Sarpedon and Tectamus. To get eight one could add his famous grandson Minotauros. Zeus could also be snuck in there, but I seem to recall that that name is already taken by some gas giant somewhere; otherwise it would make sense for the outer giant.

One could run with the hunting dog scheme, naming the planets after famous dogs. "The Kafers are discharging around Fido!" Ah, maybe not... Although Laika (Sputnik 2), Belka and Strelka (Sputnik 5), Boy, Druzhok, Sultan, Tygan and Zolotisty (Pavlov's dogs), Robot (found the cave paintings at Lascaux) and Diamond (Newton's dog) certainly could work. And there is no shortage of mythological dogs.
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