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A namesake is a person named after another person.[1][2][3] In general, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or idea) named after a person or thing that first had the name.[2][4]

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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.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Namesake". Unabridged. Random House. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Namesake". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. "Namesake". American Heritage Dictionary. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  4. "Namesake". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. "About Us | City of Lawrence, KS". November 21, 1996. Archived from the original on May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.

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