give (one's) name to (something)

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give (one's) name to (something)

To create or invent something that bears one's name as a result. Oh boy, what crazy invention has he given his name to now?
See also: give, name
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give your name to

invent, discover, or found something which then becomes known by your name.
See also: give, name
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References in classic literature ?
How it would have perplexed this good clergyman if he had been told that he should give his name to the ROGER WILLIAMS BANK!"
However, in the case of Papadopoulos citizens took a stand when some Strovolos councillors proposed to give his name to Athalassa Avenue.
As reported by Postal Record, he "didn't give his name to authorities at the scene and he only told his wife about the incident.
And Dettori's status as a household name has also been consolidated by approaches from a number of Britain's leading supermarket chains to give his name to a new line of Italian foods.
"The idea is for Frankie to give his name to a range of Italian foods-from olive oil, ham and pasta to oven-ready meals and diet foods."