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Aman Sinaya & Haik

Star name explanation
"One of the 2nd trinity deities of Tagalog mythology, Aman Sinaya is the primordial deity of the ocean and protector of fishermen. As WASP-34 is in the constellation Crater (Cup), I chose a head deity that is associated with water."

Planet name explanation
"The successor of Aman Sinaya as the god of the sea. As with the explanation for WASP-34's name, Haik is also a deith associated with water."

Pairing explanation
"With Aman Sinaya as the host star and the primal deity of the sea and Haik being a successor, I chose them since they're both associated with water. The constellation Crater is a cup, and a cup holds water. We can still expand this naming convention if they happen to find another exoplanet within WASP-34 system by naming the other exoplanets as the other successors or minor water deities or creatures (e.g. Amanikable as the 2nd successor to Aman Sinaya, or Magindang, the Bakunawa the giant sea serpent)"

Anito & Babaylan

Star name explanation
"'Anito' pertains to any of the deities or spirits early Filipinos used to worship and regard as an essential supernatural being in their lives. I believe it would make sense to name the host star after it as just like an 'anito', a star is an essential part of a planetary system, keeping the planets in their respective orbits and even influencing their physical features and weather. In fact, a star is extremely important as without it, we won't be able to identify planets as planets.

Another reason I'm choosing 'anito' because it inclusively represents the Filipino culture in a way that the said term and the stories associated to it are not only familiar to the people in Luzon, but also those in the Visayas and Mindanao.

'Anito' is also relatable to the constellation Crater, where WASP-34 is found. Crater is depicts the cup of Apollo, the deity of healing in both Roman and Greek mythologies. Similarly, "anito" is a deity which Filipinos used to pray to for good health, bountiful harvest and good fortune."


Planet name explanation
'Babaylan' refers to a shaman who can interact with spirits and deities ('anitos'). With my proposal to name WASP-34 as 'Anito', I'm subsequently suggesting to name WASP-34b as 'Babaylan' for the fact that the said exoplanet apparently has constant interaction and dependence with its host star. As previously mentioned, planets wouldn't have existed if it's weren't for their host star. This is exactly the same type of relationship 'babaylans' have with 'anitos'. Without the 'anitos', 'babaylans' are nothing.

Similar to 'anito', the term 'babaylan' is also familiar among the populace in all three main geographical regions in the Philippines. Hence, it's one of the reasons I am nominating it as WASP-34b's future and official name.

In addition, a 'babaylan' is associated to herbalism and healing, which is the realm of Apollo. In that case, it can be well-associated to the constellation Crater, which is derived from the cup of the said Roman/Greek god."


Pairing explanation
"I believe the explanation I've provided above already adequately justifies my proposed names. Yet to sum it all up, my proposal is sensible and worth considering further due to the following points:

- 'Anito' and 'Babaylan' are Filipino terms well-known to many Filipinos regardless where they may be in the Philippines, and effectively represent our culture and history.

Both names are relevant to astronomy, specifically to the constellation Crater, in a way that they're associated to the concepts of divinity and healing, given that Crater is associated to Apollo, the god of healing.

Both terms/entities are closely related to each other and belong to the same facet of the Filipino culture, and their relationship is highly analogous with the relationship that exists between the host star WASP-34 and exoplanet WASP-34b."


Arogo & Aloya

Star name explanation
"In one of the legends of the Chocolate hills in Bohol, Arogo was this giant who fell in love with a mortal woman (Aloya). Just like the host sun, providing the system with his warmth and affection. However, Arogo was a giant that lived long and could only watch the mortal he fell in love perish."

Planet name explanation
Aloya is the mortal woman that the giant arogo fell in love with. Like the WASP-34b, Aloya may or may not live long due to its limitations (e.g. natural processes).

Pairing explanation
"The legend of Arogo the giant and Aloya the mortal perfectly captures the WASP-34 and WASP-34b systems. A sunlike star orbiting idlly away in the cosmos. The giant Arogo, due to its mystical nature, can simply idle away with the death of mortals around him. The WASP-34b exoplanet completely describes that of Aloya, the mortal girl, who due to her natural trappings, simply idle away and die, causing Arogo sadness. The planet is in a near-grazing orbit with its star, this close proximity renders the planet closer to death and destruction. The star could only watch and weep. In the legends, the Chocolate hills were formed from Arogo's tears. The Wasp-34 star could mirror such; perhaps expand, shed its outer layers, and form a planetary nebula. These would be the tears shed for a companion and love long gone."

Aclap & Palimbun

Star name explanation
"The word "aclap" is a Capampangan word that means "to spread light throughout the world" which is used by our ancestors to describe the rising of the sun in the morning while gradually scattering light. This name is suited for WASP-34 because as a ball of light, its nature is to be bright and share this illumination in the universe."

Planet name explanation
"Palimbun is a unique Capampangan term which is used to refer to the outer circle part of the giant lanterns of City of San Fernando, Pampanga. Usually, in lantern making, the central and innermost part of a giant lantern is designed as the star (a symbol of Christmas celebration) while the outermost circular light pattern enclosing this star is the palimbun. This word is fitted for WASP-34b, an exoplanet, because its revolution around the WASP-34 host star resembles the interplay of lights of the palimbun complementing the star in the giant lantern."

Pairing explanation
"The aclap and palimbun combination for the names of the host star and exoplanet describes their relationship of a central star being orbited by a planet. More than that, this combination both literally and figuratively implies that the exoplanet (WASP-34b) is focused, oriented, and envisioned to revolve around of its goal to spread light throughout the world just like how it orbits the WASP-34."

Basal & Agung

Star name explanation
"Basal is how the palawanon (Palawan People) calls their ensemble. Basal or basal ensemble is an orchestra of bossed gongs. It is believed that the ensemble has been used by the indigenous Filipinos even before the 16th century as pigafetta's account of Cebu states, which description is most likely similar to the palawanon's basal. Bossed gong are a cup like shape(CRATER) with raised center boss and are often suspended and played horizontally. Such orchestras are prevalent among Indigenous Filipino ethnic groups (Bagobo, Bilaan, Bukidon, Hanunoo, Magsaka, Manabo, Mangyan, Palawan, Subanun, Suludnon, T'boli, Tagakaolu, Tagbanwa and the Tiruray )places where Agung orchestras take precedence over kulintang/ gandingan-like orchestras. The usual material being used in this ensemble is bronze but if you will be the one to see it being played by the artists you'll be a trick to see it as yellow (the WASP 34 STAR Color). Making it a possible name for WASP 34."

Planet name explanation
"Bossed gong Ensembles from the Filipino ethnic groups has shown variation from size to sound making it being called differently by the ethnic groups. Although this are known with various names it is distinct from kulintang and gandingan by its shape( CUP like). Agung in Basal ensemble of mangyan tribe of Palawan is the largest gong that produces the low base sounds. Usually the difference in size made it the first thing that catches the viewers attention. In line with the WASP-34b whom believed to be a big exo-planet revolving around the WASP 34 whom size made it noticeable from a distance."

Pairing explanation
"The Constellation wherein the star and exo-planet is being laid is known to us, as the CUP-Crater. Symbolically the one who can bear, or hold. To what music is to Filipino's. It is a perceived definition that Filipinos are good when it comes to music. Music is not just the ones that we use of hearing today, it is far fetch and far more than our history, it is our signature. We use it to celebrate, to mourn, to showcase and to relax, it brings back memories and let us savor stories. Despite all this things I was stunned by a question in an old documentary, To what really is a Filipino music? Scribbling From the range of leaf as an instrument up to a bamboo made ensemble all are depicting colonizers music- we mimic to form it. So what really is Filipino music, the documentary goes and explain that ethnic groups from katagalugan to low land Filipino groups shares similar music to its neighboring countries, both in east and southern Asia. Although similarity lies to instruments shape, the size and sound varies from one group to another as constraints of material resources and mimicry. Each ethnic group has their version, but the one that made it conclusive in our land is the one who is within Pigafetta’s account of what he has seen in Cebu, during the 16th century. This music formed from an ensemble of bossed gongs, similar in set up (two sanang, two agung and one gimbal) with the palawanons basal ensemble. Top re-establish Filipino musicality I am suggesting basal to be the name of the star WASP 34 as it bears Filipino ethnic musicality making it logically aligned to constellation crater and Agung as a part of the basal ensemble will be the name for the exo-planet WASP-34b as both depicts larger in size making them noticeable from a distance. Discovery of new cosmos's that revolve around the WASP 34 can be named as sanang, gimbal and balu. Sanang is a part of basal ensemble, bossed gong smaller than the agung for exo-planet smaller than WASP-34b. Gimbal is a drum like instrument within the basal ensemble and Balu the paddle sticks to depict new class like moons.

Filipino music is no other music, it has personal sound but it gives a different taste when plays in an ensemble. As to Filipino pays attention to family. Lets support the culture of loving our family and support preservation of Filipino musicality as the minority used bossed gong ensemble be the name of the star and exo-planet in a bossed like constellation crater."


Abai & Silingan

Star name explanation
"'Abai' which means friend in Cebuano is an ideal name of the host star. It depicts that the star is a good host star."

Planet name explanation
"'Silingan' which means neighbor in Cebuano is used because of how the two heavenly objects are close to each other. It is also used because normally, here in the Philippines, when you hear the word neighbor, there is a negative imagery that always comes out in everyone's mind (i.e. gossipers, etc.) and I wanted to change that fact."

Pairing explanation
"Abai and Silingan are the proposed names because the two are like friends to each other. Also, they are neighbors in the skies that's why i used the latter name."

Mapatar & Aminhan

Star name explanation
"Mapatar is the sun god in ifugao mythology."

Planet name explanation
"This planet is made of gas which makes the god of air in mangyan mythology a good name."

Pairing explanation
"Naming theme derives from philippine folklore, although among different subcultures. This thematic reference is similar to naming of planets in our solar system. This gives more room to name other planet in similar theme inside wasp-34's system."

Alab & Perlas

Star name explanation
The word "alab" can mean fire, blaze, ardour, or intensity of passion in english. The unyielding passion of the Filipino people can be likened to a star, its blaze forever illuminating the night sky.

Planet name explanation
"The Philippines is considered as the "perlas ng silangan" (pearl of the orient) because of the sheer beauty that the country possesses. Its beauty can be likened to a pearl that can be found in the middle of the deep ocean."

Pairing explanation
"The words "Alab" and "Perlas" can both be found in the lyrics of "Lupang Hinirang", the National Anthem of the Philippines. If these words will be chosen, it would be such an honor for our country to see two celestial bodies with names that embody the beauty and passion of the Filipino spirit."

Bagatulayan & Kadaklan

Star name explanation
"Bagatulayan is the "Supreme Being and Creator of the world. He lives and rules the celestial realm, directing its activities" (goddessRhoda, 2019). While WASP-34 is not the creator of the world per se, it is the supreme being of the system, being the center and focal star of the system, "ruling" over the exoplanet WASP-34b and possible other exoplanets in the system by controlling its orbit. "

Planet name explanation
"Kadaklan is "a friendly spirit who teaches the Tinguian how to pray, harvest their crops, ward off evil spirits, and overcome bad omens and cure sicknesses" (goddessRhoda, 2019). He's not of the same level as Bagatulayan (will be explained in the justification portion), but still serves as a powerful, useful purpose and significance to the Tinguian by teaching them the foundations of their faith."

Pairing explanation
"In Tinguian culture, Kadaklan is subordinate to Bagatulayan, a sort of dominant-recessive relationship but still serve a strong role within the indigenous religion of the Tinguians. The exoplanet is subordinate to the host star since the exoplanet's orbit is dictated by the the gravity of the host star, and the possible components of the exoplanet could have been made from the remnants of the formation of WASP-34 (as is similar to other planetary system). Other than the names standing strong individually, they do have a mythological link, which mirrors the link the two celestial bodies have."

Bathala & Dimangan

Star name explanation
"Bathala is the supreme god and creator in Philippine (Tagalog) mythology which best corresponds to the host star."

Planet name explanation
"Dimangan is a first generation deity and the sky god which is most fitting to the gaseous companion exoplanet."

Pairing explanation
"The use of deities in Philippine mythology parallels the naming convention in our own solar system and allows additional names in the future (there are other first up to third generation deities, and regional deities other than the Tagalog region)."

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