SlyReaper wrote:Screech: how come Uranus is named after a Greek god, while all the other planets are named after Roman ones?
Apparently the Romans named Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. So, some time in BCE. Uranus was discovered in 1781 by one guy (Herschel) who thought it was a comet until another guy figured out it was a planet. The other guy (Bode) named it Uranus as Uranus is the father of Saturn who was the father of Jupiter. Even still, it wasn't until 1850 that the name Uranus was finalized over Herschel's original choice - Georgium Sidus.
Bode picked Uranus as the latinization of the Greek Οὐρανός.
As for why he chose Greek.... because Astronomers back then were stupid when it came to Mythology? I'unno. I've yet to find an actual reason.