The Americans, when they joined the war, more or less followed the British in their naming style.
Elsie Clark knows there was been talk of naming a Brooklyn street after the rapper Biggie Smalls.
She is the author of Teenage Waistland, but her greatest claim to fame is naming “Karamel Sutra” ice cream for Ben and Jerry's.
Pelton is raising money for a trip to central Africa—he says he will be in four countries, and is cagey about naming them.
Barack Obama went even further, naming pro-lifer Tim Kaine as chairman of the Democratic Party.
"Congdon," replied the doctor, naming one of the petty officers.
Flower-of-the-Maguey, she was called, and she was beautiful beyond all naming.
Kalm was a student of Linnaeus and the great botanist perpetuated his memory by naming our beautiful mountain laurel, Kalmia.
naming him was a portentous proceeding and one not to be lightly gone about.
I have been naming those only, whose names are household words with us, and the poets for the most part of modern Europe.
Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
He who once a good name gets,
May piss a bed, and say he sweats.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Old English namian "to name, call; nominate, appoint," from source of name (n.). Related: Named; naming.