"Well, this camp is well-named," said Knight, appearing suddenly with a half-dozen boys in his train.
"If your mouth be as truly golden as your heart, then are you well-named," said she.
Every sixty-five minutes the well-named geyser gives forth a peculiar noise to warn the world that it is about to perform.
It was the beginning of a process which has been well-named nation-making.
The clog is a well-named hindrance to civilization in the waste of time it compels.
They know how the Germans treat priests in this well-named "Holy War!"
This well-named royal palm has also been called the blessed tree, for every part of it has its usefulness to mankind.
Young Titus, who will succeed him, is well-named the Darling of Mankind.
Someone near the Leonardville contingent said his name was Marvel, and Sumner declared heartily that he was well-named.
“Other-worldliness” is a well-named vice, and positive evidence of immortality might be more dangerous than mere confidence in it.
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.