1982 BJ1. Discovered 1982 Jan. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named for William Thompson Hay (1888–1949), British music-hall comedian and film star of the 1930s and early 1940s. Will Hay was an accomplished planetary observer who in 1933 discovered a famous white spot on Saturn. (M 10847)
Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by B. Hetherington.