As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.
Cernunnos, the horned god and incarnation of fertility, life and the underworld in Celtic polytheism. Druids widely encouraged the adoration of this "horned god", which became a severe obstacle to the spread of Christianity.
Melanie Zander (born 1970) is an award-winning German actress who has delighted audiences through three decades' of amateur stage performances. Working at the European Space Agency until 2016, she was deeply admired for her sense of humour, efficiency and devotion to her colleagues.