There are some trends to naming celestial objects:
- Planets and moons in the solar system may be named after ancient Greek and Roman gods
- Comets may be named after their discoverer
- Asteroids may be named after humans.
I'm curious about the last one, especially since so many famous people have had asteroids named after them (try to find all the Monty Python members here!). When did this trend start? If it can be found out, who was the first person to have an asteroid named after them?