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name (someone or something) for (someone or something)

To give someone or something the same name as someone or something else. It's a bit unusual, but they named their daughter for a river in Tahiti. They named their line of electric cars for a famous 19th-century inventor. I named my son for his grandfather on his mother's side.
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name someone or something for someone or something

to name someone or something, using the name of someone or something, in any combination. I named her for the beauty of the rising sun. They named the mountain for the first person to see it.
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When our children get to an age when they ask why we chose their name for them, we owe them a better answer than, "That was the Super Bowl MVP the year you were born," or "There was this popular TV show called Friends and Chandler was really funny.
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