Yeah. Constance Lowell had a lot of bad ideas, but her bad ideas for naming the newly discovered Planet X were…the baddest of all. Here’s her letter to Lowell Observatory director Vesto Slipher, in February 1930:
Roger Putnam has written me about the intensely interesting observation that you are experiencing—that it may be Planet X I pray. Mr. Putnam asked me if I had any thoughts about the name. He said he had thought of “Diana”.
But no. If it is not to be Lowell or Percival my choice is Zeus.
Zeus being the father of Aries—Aries being identified with Mars—it seemed appropriate—and Dr. Lowell was born in the sign of Aries—it is Dr. Lowell’s planet after all his years of looking for it. And it is only right that it was his to name after himself and now my right as he is dead and gone, in the Air of the Universe—and he was like a Zeus—