appellation

[ap-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
a name, title, or designation.
2.
appellative ( def 1 ).
3.
the act of naming.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English appelacion < Old French < Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn- -ion

misappellation, noun
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appellation (ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an identifying name or title
2.  the act of naming or giving a title to

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appellation
late 15c., "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from O.Fr. appellation (13c.), from L. appellationem (nom. appellatio), noun of action from appellare (see appeal). Meaning "designation, name given to a person, thing, or class" is from mid-15c., from a sense also found in M.Fr. appeler
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Example sentences
They are now actively collecting ephemera, the collector's appellation for old
  paper things.
Your attraction to alliteration averted the achievability of any actually apt
  appellation.
For once, this overused appellation applies.
The appellation is partly a plea for understanding.
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