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Tunde Olaniran -  Namesake (Official Video)
Tunde Olaniran - Namesake (Official Video)
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Tunde Olaniran
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
The Namesake Trailer
The Namesake Trailer
Published: 2011/05/26
Channel: PeteyStojak
Namesake
Namesake
Published: 2015/06/24
Channel: Tunde Olaniran - Topic
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 (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 Soundtrack-The Namesake Reprise
The Namesake Soundtrack-The Namesake Reprise
Published: 2008/12/06
Channel: ranveer101
The Namesake Trailer
The Namesake Trailer
Published: 2015/01/13
Channel: Ammad Shakir
Namesake
Namesake
Published: 2015/08/28
Channel: Brother Ali - Topic
'The Namesake' Kal Penn Interview
Published: 2015/04/09
Channel: Hollywood Archive
The Namesake - A Tribute
The Namesake - A Tribute
Published: 2011/01/28
Channel: Scott Lau
Namesake
Namesake
Published: 2015/10/18
Channel: Pinegrove - Topic
namesake
namesake
Published: 2008/06/04
Channel: karthikn87
The Namesake Trailer (Unofficial)
The Namesake Trailer (Unofficial)
Published: 2014/06/05
Channel: wttcsm
Jhumpa Lahiri interview (2003)
Jhumpa Lahiri interview (2003)
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Manufacturing Intellect
namesake
namesake
Published: 2008/06/04
Channel: karthikn87
MexNotes - The Namesake
MexNotes - The Namesake
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: John Kokay
Nitin Sawhney - Namesake Opening Titles
Nitin Sawhney - Namesake Opening Titles
Published: 2008/10/20
Channel: lookthroughthewindow
Namesake
Namesake
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Warren Wolfe - Topic
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
Book Review : The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Book Review : The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Helly
The Palmer Squares - Namesake
The Palmer Squares - Namesake
Published: 2012/01/20
Channel: Matt Petraitis
NAMESAKE - Borders & Fences (Official Music Video)
NAMESAKE - Borders & Fences (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: NameSakeRock
Namesake - Fusion of Film & Novel
Namesake - Fusion of Film & Novel
Published: 2015/03/05
Channel: SS media
AUDIENCE Movie Night: The Namesake
AUDIENCE Movie Night: The Namesake
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Audience Network
Nitin Sawhney-Falling  OST  THE NAMESAKE   Version (FAMU)
Nitin Sawhney-Falling OST THE NAMESAKE Version (FAMU)
Published: 2011/09/05
Channel: Alessandro F.
Anais Mitchell - Namesake
Anais Mitchell - Namesake
Published: 2007/07/02
Channel: seekereye
Safehaven - Namesake
Safehaven - Namesake
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Dreambound
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Review
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Review
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Bumbling Along
Pinegrove - "Namesake"
Pinegrove - "Namesake"
Published: 2015/05/11
Channel: ohnoimlateforschool
Namesake Character Analysis
Namesake Character Analysis
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: I'm a chicken :D
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. ♔ - vroom vroom (feat. pinkcaravan! & sam stan)
namesake. ♔ - vroom vroom (feat. pinkcaravan! & sam stan)
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: Lush Selects
Pinegrove - Namesake
Pinegrove - Namesake
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Pinegrove
The Palmer Squares - Namesake
The Palmer Squares - Namesake
Published: 2012/12/13
Channel: RapHopNation
Namesake
Namesake
Published: 2015/12/08
Channel: Graveshadow - Topic
Diverse Read (India) | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Diverse Read (India) | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Niki Chung
Mira Nair - Namesake Interview
Mira Nair - Namesake Interview
Published: 2007/04/04
Channel: reelblack
Frisky Dingo Season 02 Episode 11   Cody Gains a Namesake
Frisky Dingo Season 02 Episode 11 Cody Gains a Namesake
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: BigChop V.1
Namesake Entertainment Logo (2000)
Namesake Entertainment Logo (2000)
Published: 2009/06/07
Channel: EnormousRat
namesake - korzus
namesake - korzus
Published: 2007/01/03
Channel: toroproduction
Tunde Olaniran - Namesake - Audiotree Live (5 of 5)
Tunde Olaniran - Namesake - Audiotree Live (5 of 5)
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: Audiotreetv
Anais Mitchell - Namesake
Anais Mitchell - Namesake
Published: 2007/04/02
Channel: armwritingdotcom
Anaïs Mitchell - Namesake
Anaïs Mitchell - Namesake
Published: 2014/11/22
Channel: Geordie Anaïsfan
Queen to commission namesake aircraft carrier in just three weeks
Queen to commission namesake aircraft carrier in just three weeks
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Ministry of Defence
The Movement - NameSake
The Movement - NameSake
Published: 2012/10/25
Channel: MusicPlayer821
Faspitch - Namesake
Faspitch - Namesake
Published: 2011/07/19
Channel: Juan Dela Cruz
Graveshadow - Namesake (Official Music Video)
Graveshadow - Namesake (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: Graveshadowband
NameSake - "The Movement" acoustic
NameSake - "The Movement" acoustic
Published: 2012/09/18
Channel: CenturyStudio
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A namesake is a person named after another,[1][2][3] or more broadly, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or concept) named after a person.[2][4] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a namesake is also defined as "a person or thing having the same name as another".[5]

History[edit]

The word is first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century, and probably comes from the phrase "for [the, my, his, her] name's sake".[5][2][3][6]

Usage[edit]

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).[2]

Strictly speaking, a namesake is only a person[1][5] named for another person—i.e., for the sake of the other's name, to keep it alive.[3] Many dictionaries, however, following colloquial usage, acknowledge that things as well as persons may be or have namesakes,[5][4] 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][2][4]

Family[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.

Culture[edit]

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.

Concepts[edit]

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 e "Namesake". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Namesake". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Namesake". Collins English Dictionary (in British English). HarperCollins. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Namesake". Oxford Dictionaries (in American English). Oxford University Press. 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. doi:10.2307/2484867. JSTOR 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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