name the day

name the day

to announce when you plan to do something important, especially get married Have you and Chris named the day yet?
See also: name

name the day

Fix the date for a wedding, as in Her parents pressed her to name the day. This expression was first recorded in 1766. However, similar usages for specifying a time, such as name the time, date from the late 1500s.
See also: name
References in classic literature ?
Elton was growing impatient to name the day, and settle with Mr.
Collins's long speeches would allow, everything was settled between them to the satisfaction of both; and as they entered the house he earnestly entreated her to name the day that was to make him the happiest of men; and though such a solicitation must be waived for the present, the lady felt no inclination to trifle with his happiness.
Why do children think that their mother only became a person the day she married their father or the husband think that his wife only had a name the day she married.
He said they both want a private wedding when they name the day, "not a big fancy one".
He said: "I'm a massive Beatles fan so I'm honoured they decided to name the day Beat-les day after me.
With the leadership issue at the forefront of the news agenda this week, Hills are also betting on when the PM will name the day he intends to step down.
PRIME Minister Tony Blair yesterday defied critics who want him to name the day for stepping down, with No 10 outlining a packed agenda on domestic policy, Northern Ireland and the Middle East.
It is not as easy as answering the phone with a different name the day after the transaction closes.
The couple have yet to name the day but Carolyn said: "one thing's for sure - we're going to get married above ground.
Speculation had been mounting that he would name the day next Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of his 1997 poll triumph.
His intellect is so sharp that if you tell him a date in the future, he can name the day of the week in seconds.
Apparently the Tyke egghead can name the day if you name a date.
The crucial vote will take place in December - and Alliance & Leicester bosses are expected to name the day in the next few weeks.
Amid growing demands by rebels to name the day he will quit, he will admit to a meeting of Labour MPs that the party needs "renewal".
Cruise, 43, has yet to name the day he will marry his heavily-pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes, 28.