How to use
give somebody a name
to give someone or something a particular name
name somebody John/Ann etc
We named our daughter Sarah.
name somebody/something after somebody/something
give someone or something the same name as another person or thing
He was named after his father.
The street is named after the famous South African leader, Nelson Mandela.
name something for somebody/something
give something the same name as a person or thing
The college is named for George Washington.
a man/woman etc named something
someone with a particular name
some guy named Bob Dylan
To talk about the name of a person or thing, it is more usual to say
rather than 'named':
He had a friend called Mick.
say somebody's or something's name
to say what the name of someone or something is, especially officially
The two murder victims have yet to be named.
name somebody as something
The woman who was shot has been named as Mary Radcliff.
She has secret information and is threatening to
name the people who were involved in something, especially something bad or illegal
They're a lot better than some airlines I
name and shame
say publicly who is responsible for something illegal that has happened, or who has not achieved a particular standard
to officially choose someone or something, especially for an important job or prize
name somebody/something (as) something
The film was named best foreign film.
Quinn has been named as the new team manager.
name somebody to something
Fitzgerald was named to the committee by the chairman.
to name but a few/a handful/three etc
used after a short list of things or people to say that there are many more you could mention
you name it (they've got it)!
used after a list of things to mean that there are many more you could mention
Clothes, books - you name it, they sell it!
name the day/date
to decide on a date for your wedding
name your price
to say how much you are willing to pay for something or sell something for
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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