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The Namesake (1/3) Movie CLIP - Arranging a Marriage (2006) HD
The Namesake (1/3) Movie CLIP - Arranging a Marriage (2006) HD
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: Movieclips
The Namesake
The Namesake
Published: 2006/07/25
Channel: FoxSearchlight
Tunde Olaniran -  Namesake (Official Video)
Tunde Olaniran - Namesake (Official Video)
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Tunde Olaniran
The Namesake Trailer
The Namesake Trailer
Published: 2011/05/26
Channel: PeteyStojak
The Namesake Soundtrack-The Namesake Reprise
The Namesake Soundtrack-The Namesake Reprise
Published: 2008/12/06
Channel: ranveer101
The Namesake (2/3) Movie CLIP - The Story Behind the Name (2006) HD
The Namesake (2/3) Movie CLIP - The Story Behind the Name (2006) HD
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: Movieclips
The Namesake Trailer
The Namesake Trailer
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: Ammad Shakir
The Namesake | Tabu And Irrfan Khan Hot Scene
The Namesake | Tabu And Irrfan Khan Hot Scene
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Bollywood Bai
The Namesake (3/3) Movie CLIP - Making Mothers Happy (2006) HD
The Namesake (3/3) Movie CLIP - Making Mothers Happy (2006) HD
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: Movieclips
The Namesake - A Tribute
The Namesake - A Tribute
Published: 2011/01/28
Channel: Scott Lau
The Namesake: A Conversation Between Mira Nair and Jhumpa La
The Namesake: A Conversation Between Mira Nair and Jhumpa La
Published: 2007/03/28
Channel: FoxSearchlight
Namesake: A Journey to the Birthplace of Kayaking
Namesake: A Journey to the Birthplace of Kayaking
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: pygmyboats
'The Namesake' Kal Penn Interview
Published: 2015/04/09
Channel: Hollywood Archive
Namesake - Fusion of Film & Novel
Namesake - Fusion of Film & Novel
Published: 2015/03/05
Channel: SS media
The Namesake - Zwei Welten, eine Reise
The Namesake - Zwei Welten, eine Reise
Published: 2008/03/28
Channel: FOX Heimkino
Film Review | The Namesake
Film Review | The Namesake
Published: 2007/04/25
Channel: Simplymedia
Nitin Sawhney - Namesake Opening Titles
Nitin Sawhney - Namesake Opening Titles
Published: 2008/10/20
Channel: lookthroughthewindow
The Namesake Trailer (Unofficial)
The Namesake Trailer (Unofficial)
Published: 2014/06/05
Channel: wttcsm
DP/30 (LWD): The Namesake, dir Mira Nair, writer Sooni Taraporevala, actors Irrfan Khan, Tabu.
DP/30 (LWD): The Namesake, dir Mira Nair, writer Sooni Taraporevala, actors Irrfan Khan, Tabu.
Published: 2013/05/12
Channel: DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
AUDIENCE Movie Night: The Namesake
AUDIENCE Movie Night: The Namesake
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Audience Network
NAMESAKE - Borders & Fences (Official Music Video)
NAMESAKE - Borders & Fences (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: NameSakeRock
MexNotes - The Namesake
MexNotes - The Namesake
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: John Kokay
Nitin Sawhney-Falling  OST  THE NAMESAKE   Version (FAMU)
Nitin Sawhney-Falling OST THE NAMESAKE Version (FAMU)
Published: 2011/09/05
Channel: Alessandro F.
The Palmer Squares - Namesake
The Palmer Squares - Namesake
Published: 2012/01/20
Channel: Matt Petraitis
Namesake Character Analysis
Namesake Character Analysis
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: I'm a chicken :D
Pinegrove - Namesake
Pinegrove - Namesake
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Pinegrove
Book Review : The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Book Review : The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Helly
Graveshadow - Namesake (Official Music Video)
Graveshadow - Namesake (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: Graveshadowband
Top 5 Furthest Away Airports (From Their Namesake Cities)
Top 5 Furthest Away Airports (From Their Namesake Cities)
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: ibx2cat
Pinegrove - "Namesake"
Pinegrove - "Namesake"
Published: 2015/05/11
Channel: ohnoimlateforschool
The Namesake Book Talk- AP English
The Namesake Book Talk- AP English
Published: 2013/03/02
Channel: Sarah MacAdam
Safehaven - Namesake
Safehaven - Namesake
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Dreambound
Diverse Read (India) | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Diverse Read (India) | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: My Flourished Space
Anaïs Mitchell - Namesake
Anaïs Mitchell - Namesake
Published: 2014/11/22
Channel: Geordie Anaïsfan
KAL PENN GOES BY THE BOOK FOR THE NAMESAKE
KAL PENN GOES BY THE BOOK FOR THE NAMESAKE
Published: 2007/05/06
Channel: ArtisanNewsService
Tunde Olaniran - Namesake - Audiotree Live (5 of 5)
Tunde Olaniran - Namesake - Audiotree Live (5 of 5)
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: Audiotreetv
Hollow Heart - Namesake (Official Music Video)
Hollow Heart - Namesake (Official Music Video)
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: Hollow Heart
Namesake Entertainment Logo (2000)
Namesake Entertainment Logo (2000)
Published: 2009/06/07
Channel: EnormousRat
Namesake Session 1
Namesake Session 1
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: AbingdonBooks
FASPITCH [namesake]
FASPITCH [namesake]
Published: 2006/10/08
Channel: snwaj
Juggaknots - Namesake
Juggaknots - Namesake
Published: 2013/11/16
Channel: Hammurabi
Namesake (Official Lyric Video) - HeadAche
Namesake (Official Lyric Video) - HeadAche
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: HeadAche Music
Review | The Namesake
Review | The Namesake
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: estellasrevenge
Pinegrove - Namesake
Pinegrove - Namesake
Published: 2015/07/03
Channel: Eyes Ahead
namesake
namesake
Published: 2008/06/04
Channel: karthikn87
The namesake
The namesake
Published: 2010/10/26
Channel: thamarazamot
THE NAMESAKE TRAILER
THE NAMESAKE TRAILER
Published: 2008/08/17
Channel: cheekymoomoo
Borders & Fences - NameSake
Borders & Fences - NameSake
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: MusicPlayer821
Taft Ale House to celebrate its namesake
Taft Ale House to celebrate its namesake's 160th birthday
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: LOCAL 12
NameSake- worlds away.lyrics
NameSake- worlds away.lyrics
Published: 2012/06/19
Channel: Kira1user
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A namesake is a person named after another.[1][2][3][4] Namesake may also refer to a thing, such as a company, place, ship, building, or concept, named after a person.[3][5]

In general, the second recipient of a name, named for the first, is said to be the namesake of the first. The attribution can, however, go in the opposite direction, with namesake referring to the original holder of the name (the eponym).[3]

The word is first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century, and probably comes from the phrase "for [the, my, his, her] name's sake".[2][3][4][6]

Usage[edit]

Naming a child after a relative, friend, or well-known person is a common practice in the English-speaking world. When a son is named for his father, it is customary (primarily in the United States) to add "Jr.", "III'", or another name suffix to the name of the son (and sometimes "Sr." or a prior number to the father's name), in order to distinguish between individuals; especially if both father and son become famous, as in the case of poet, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and his son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Sometimes the "Jr." or "Sr." suffix is applied even when the child's legal name differs from that of the parent. One notable example is that of the singer Hiram King Williams, known professionally as Hank Williams, and his son Randall Hank Williams, known professionally as Hank Williams Jr. Nothing prohibits girls named for their mothers from using similar suffixes, but no such tradition has become established. A more archaic method of distinguishing father from son was to follow the name with the Elder or the Younger, respectively, e.g. William Pitt the Elder and William Pitt the Younger.

Among Ashkenazi Jews, it is customary to name a child after a dead parent (i.e., the child's grandparent), but never after a living person.[7] Sephardic Jews traditionally are encouraged to name their children after relatives, living or dead.[7] Greek families traditionally name a child after its paternal grandparents and the second child of the same sex is named after its maternal grandparents.

Strictly speaking, a namesake is only a person[1][2] named for another person—i.e., for the sake of the other's name, to keep it alive.[4] Many dictionaries, however, following colloquial usage, acknowledge that things as well as persons may be or have namesakes,[2][5] and (usually in a secondary definition) that the other for whom the person (or thing) is named, strictly the latter's eponym, may be called its "namesake".[1][3][5]

Buildings, such as the Trump Tower, and companies, like the Ford Motor Company, are often named for their founders or owners. Biologic species and celestial bodies are frequently named for their discoverers.[8] Alternatively, their discoverers may name them in honor of others.[9] Occasionally, material goods, such as toys or garments, may be named for persons closely associated with them in the public mind. The teddy bear, for example, was named for President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, because of a popular story in which the then-President objected to cruel treatment of a bear by hunters.[10] The fedora hat may be considered the "namesake" of a fictional character, Princess Fédora Romanoff, from an 1887 play, Fédora, by Victorien Sardou. In her famous portrayal of that character, Sarah Bernhardt wore a soft felt hat with a center crease, which became known popularly as a "fedora".[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Namesake". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Namesake". Oxford Dictionaries (in American English). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Namesake". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c "Namesake". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Namesake". Collins English Dictionary (in British English). HarperCollins. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Harper, Douglas. "Namesake". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "The Laws of Jewish Names". Chabad.org. Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center. Retrieved 14 March 2016. , citing Sefer Chassidim 460; Shaarei Halachah Uminhag, vol. 3, p. 298.
  8. ^ See, e.g., Nowicke, Joan W. (September–October 1974). "Three New Species of Tournefortia (Boraginaceae) from the Andes and Comments on the Manuscripts of E. P. Killip". Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 101 (5): 229–234. JSTOR 2484867. doi:10.2307/2484867.  (species); and Committee on Small Body Nomenclature of Division III of the International Astronomical Union. "IAU Comet-naming Guidelines". IAU: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. IAU: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Retrieved 14 March 2016.  (comets).
  9. ^ See, e.g., Platnick, Norman I. (10 June 1993). "A New Genus of the Spider Family Caponiidae (Araneae, Haplogynae) from California" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (3063): 1. Retrieved 14 March 2016.  (species of spider named for actor Harrison Ford).
  10. ^ "Teddy Bears". America's Story from America's Library. Library of Congress. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Harper, Douglas. "Fedora". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 

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