1936 QD. Discovered 1936 Aug. 16 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis. Independently discovered 1936 Aug. 17 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
This planet is named in honor of the late Prof. Mikhail F. Subbotin (1893–1966) who was Director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy for about 20 years. (M 2740)
Name proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, Leningrad.
Subbotin is also honored by a lunar crater.