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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References in classic literature ?
He thanked his godson for having joined him on the deck of the admiral's ship "The Seven Provinces," during the battle of Southwold Bay, and for having given his name to a magnificent tulip; and whilst he thus, with the kindness and affability of a father to a son, visited Van Baerle's treasures, the crowd gathered with curiosity, and even respect, before the door of the happy man.
Perkin has given his name to the Perkin Medal, presented to chemists to this day.