Family[change | change source]
Naming a child after a relative, friend, or well-known person is common in the English-speaking world. When a son is named for his father, they add "Jr."/"II", "III'", or another suffix to the name of the son.
Concepts[change | change source]
Buildings, such as the Trump Tower (named after Donald Trump, and companies, like the Ford Motor Company (named after Henry Ford, are often named for their founders or owners. A city may be named after someone. For example, Lawrence, Kansas is named after Amos Adams Lawrence.
References[change | change source]
- "Namesake". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
- "Namesake". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
- "Namesake". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
- "Namesake". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
- "About Us | City of Lawrence, KS". Ci.Lawrence.KS.us. November 21, 1996. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
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