• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n To-name A name added, for the sake of distinction, to one's surname, or used instead of it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935
    • n to-name A name added to another name; a surname; specifically, a name in addition to the Christian name and surname of a person, to distinguish him from others of the same name, and usually indicating descent, place of residence, or some personal quality or attribute. Such to-names are often employed where the same families continually intermarry, and where consequently the same name is common to many individuals. They prevail especially among the fisher population of the east coast of Scotland, where in some places they are called tee-names.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Joliet, Illinois it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.
    • n To-name tōō′-nām a byname, nickname, or name in addition to Christian name and surname.
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  • Sammy Davis Jr.
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    “You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.”
  • Henry Drummond
    Henry Drummond
    “He lives who dies to win a lasting name.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.”
  • Alice Walker
    “How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
prep. to, + name,


In literature:

The ships of the Babylonian gods had names given to them, just as the towers and sanctuaries had their names.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
I know one time a woman named May Runnels wanted to go to church about a mile away and her old man wouldn't go with her.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
You had to have a pass wid your name on it, who you b'long to, where gwine to, and de date you expected back.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The Andrian slave, who gives his name to one of the comedies of Terence, was supposed to be a native of this island.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Tarisio was asked to name his price for the six.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Beverley judged that O'Reilly's name as well as Roger's might be known to someone near to Clo.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
This involuntary leisure gave Clinton just the time needed to hasten the work which was to transmit his name to later generations.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The King was overjoyed, but he refused to name it the Cape of Storms.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
He would be brought up as a stranger to her; he would be led to associate her name with scorn and disgrace.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
Cheviot is a name given to many materials used for suiting.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley

In poetry:

To Peter on the waves he came,
And gave him instant peace;
Thus he to me revealed his name,
And bid my sorrows cease.
"Peter Walking Upon The Water" by John Newton
"Other Fellows shall arise,
Proud to own a husband's name:
Proud to own their infants' cries--
Harmony the path to fame.
"Julia" by E W Bowling
Named and nameless all live in us;
one and all they lead us yet
Every pain to count for nothing,
every sorrow to forget.
"All For The Cause" by William Morris
"To think, dear JANE, that anyways.
Your chiefest end and aim
Is, one of these fine summer days,
To bear my humble name!"
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"That name it rhymes to fame;
All Europe knows the sound:
And I couldn't find a better name
If you'd give me twenty pound.
"Lines On A Late Hospicious Ewent," by William Makepeace Thackeray
Are we the soldiers of the cross?
The followers of the Lamb?
And shall we fear to own his cause,
Or blush to speak his name?
"Hymn 37 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

The survey asked 3,000 members of the UK public to name the mobile phone provider of which they have the highest opinion.
An auction of rights to name 10 newly discovered species of fish raised more than $2 million for conservation efforts in eastern Indonesia on Thursday night, setting a record for an event of its type.
Donor's generosity leads to naming new academic center.
Why has Mistry chosen not to name the Prime Minister or the City by the Sea, when they are easily identifiable.
Readers are invited to name the brand for a chance to win a copy of Medicine Ave 2: The Story of Medical Advertising in America 1990-2008.
What Not To Name Your Spaceship.
We say Notorious when asked to name our favorite Hitchcock film.
Community invited to enter contest to name new Cave Creek business.
CHURUBUSCO — It took 22 rounds of words to name Jaeden Roussey Whitley County's Spelling Bee Champion Wednesday.
What to name baby SSA has a new mobile app for that.
Recently, in Dallas, we've gone through three attempts to name streets after Mr Chavez.
If you're going to name your band Valient Thorr, you'd better be able to deliver an earth-shaking brand of rock 'n' roll.
Living up to name, Palumbo, Top Hat excel with 'Ragtime.
Yet if you asked that same 90% to name a GMO food, could they.
Sick Kids agreed to name atrium after purported donor now charged with fraud.

In science:

Notice that the output world uses existentials to name the (strong, simple) locations inserted by desugaring.
Dependent Types for JavaScript
Let D be an equivalence class, pick some x0 ∈ M outside of it and take P to name D ∩ (−∞, x0 ).
Externally definable sets and dependent pairs II
We use the expression A-multipath when it is necessary to name the CTS that M is formed from.
Bounded Termination of Monotonicity-Constraint Transition Systems
We decided to change the name since it is a very important notion deserving a handy name.
Theories of analytic monads
However, we will use this name for this type of relation between theories, for lack of a better name. 2The divergences of the high-spin currents and their anomalous dimensions are proportional to 1/N , but some correlators feel the breaking even in the large N limit.
Correlation Functions of Large N Chern-Simons-Matter Theories and Bosonization in Three Dimensions