1951 RL. Discovered 1951 Sept. 4 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in honor of Alan C. and Pamela M. (Kilmartin) Gilmore, whose program of astrometric observations of comets and minor planets has for more than a decade been one of the most productive and rapidly responsive such efforts ever to be undertaken in the southern hemisphere. At the Mount John University Observatory since 1980, they were formerly on the staff of the Carter Observatory. They also serve as co-directors of the Comet and Minor Planet Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. (M 8064)
Name proposed by C. M. Bardwell and B. G. Marsden, identifiers for this planet.
Pamela M. Gilmore is also honored by minor planet (3907) Kilmartin.