Heavy metal fans lost one of their greatest icons over Christmas with the sudden and unexpected death of Motorhead frontman, Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister.
Celebrating his 70th birthday on Christmas eve, the former rock legend learnt he had an aggressive form of cancer on Boxing Day, and shockingly passed away three days later.
After learning the sad news, tributes from fans immediately poured in from all over the world but one has captured the imagination of fellow fans more than most.
John Wright, a Motorhead fan from York in the United Kingdom, set up a petition to name one of the four newly discovered heavy metal compounds on the periodic table 'Lemmium', in honour of the rock icon.
"Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal," stated petitioner Wright on his change.org page.
"We believe that it is fitting that the international Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered Heavy Metals in the Periodic table is named Lemmium."
As of Thursday, more than 57,000 people had signed up, with the goal 75,000 signatories.
According University College of London chemist, Andrea Sella, out of the 118 elements on the periodic table, no-one has ever named an element after a music icon.
"no-one has yet named an element after themselves but many elements are named in tribute to important scientists," said the chemist to the BBC.
But the process isn't as easy as getting the goal of 75,000 signatures.
The scientists who discover the elements first propose a name. If approved by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a special US-based group must also agree. Then comes a five month public review before the final decision is made by the IUPAC.
That process has now begun according to Professor Jan Reddijk, president of the inorganic chemistry division at IUPAC who spoke to the BBC.
"IUPAC has now initiated the process of formalising names and symbols for these elements," said the professor.
If the petition leads to this first, 'Lemmium' will be the new name of the current 'Ununoctium 118'.
The four new elements were discovered by scientists in Japan, Russia and the United States and were officially verified on 30 December by the IUPAC.
I hope everyone votes for #lemmium— Stefania (@stefaniabiasini) January 6, 2016