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Namesake

progenitor of a given use of a name

A namesake is a person named after another person.[1][2][3] In general, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or idea) named after a person or thing that first had the name.[2][4]

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FamilyEdit

Naming a child after a relative, friend, or well-known person is common in the English-speaking world. When a son is named for his father, they add "Jr."/"II", "III'", or another suffix to the name of the son.

ConceptsEdit

Buildings, such as the Trump Tower (named after Donald Trump, and companies, like the Ford Motor Company (named after Henry Ford, are often named for their founders or owners. A city may be named after someone. For example, Lawrence, Kansas is named after Amos Adams Lawrence.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Namesake". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Namesake". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. "Namesake". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  4. "Namesake". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. "About Us | City of Lawrence, KS". Ci.Lawrence.KS.us. November 21, 1996. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.

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