Named for the town of Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine, location of the Astrophysics Section of the Paris Observatory, where the discoverer had the pleasure of working for about five years. Moldun is the old Gaelic form of the names and means "sand hill". Meudon has in the past been home to Auguste Rodin {see planet (6258)}, Jean Arp, Richard Wagner {see planet (3992)}, Marcel Dupre and Georges Enescu. (M 27460)

Proposed by the discoverer following suggestions by M. A. Barucci and M. Fulchignoni.

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