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.
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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).
They give their names to the black student associations, which recruit them and tell them to come and have pizza with "your brothers and sisters." They're pressured to join their brothers and sisters.