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- To intentionally give someone the same name or a derivation of the same name as another person, place, or thing.
The object of the sentence may be inserted between the inflection of name and the word after; e.g.: the scientist names the germs he discovers after famous pop artists; or the scientist discovers germs, which he names after famous pop artists.
to give someone the same name
- name for (less common usage)