Rechristening

christen

[kris-uhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize.
2.
to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary.
3.
to name and dedicate: to christen a ship.
4.
to make use of for the first time.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English cristenen, Old English cristnian, derivative of cristen Christian

christener, noun
rechristen, verb (used with object)
unchristened, adjective
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christen (ˈkrɪsən)
 
vb
1.  to give a Christian name to in baptism as a sign of incorporation into a Christian Church
2.  another word for baptize
3.  to give a name to (anything), esp with some ceremony
4.  informal to use for the first time
 
[Old English cristnian, from CrīstChrist]
 
'christener
 
n

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christen
O.E. cristnian "make Christian," from W.Gmc., from L. christianus (see Christian). General meaning of "to name" is attested from mid-15c.
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