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?
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give your name to

invent, discover, or found something which then becomes known by your name.
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At a rite called the enrollment, the bishop asked who among the catechumens would give their names to be baptized this year--and with his own hand wrote their names on the church rolls (literally en-rolled them).