To name

Also found in: Idioms.
to name like and reference to.

See also: After

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
In brief, the man and woman competed with each other to name him most without naming him ever the same.
I was in a good deal of trouble, but I believed I could worry through if she wouldn't ask me to name any more children.
(5) The Greeks feared to name Pluto directly and mentioned him by one of many descriptive titles, such as `Host of Many': compare the Christian use of O DIABOLOS or our `Evil One'.
At the same time, I consider that I ought to name, in addition to what I have already named, that I have in my employment a literary man--WITH a wooden leg--as I have no thoughts of parting from.'
In the 19th and early 20th Centuries the desire to name a child after a member of the family or a godparent increasingly led to using a middle name, which could be a personal name or a surname.
When older, the students are eager to name themselves in an attempt to find a name that suits their personality.
But this year it's chic to name your child after cold weather.
However, women do have some chance to name their daughters.
If you have a pair of pets to name, consider famous go-togethers like Hansel and Gretel or Ben and Jerry.
Are there secrets to name selection which work favorably for newsletter publishers and marketers?
To which he responded: "For the love of God, woman, are there so few saints' names that you have to name the child after a nut?"