9.7.3 Name of a thing

Use this domain for words related to the name of a thing. Many cultures give names to particular buildings, ships, airplanes, organizations, companies, schools, and other things. If your language has hundreds of names for some kind of thing, it is best to not try to list them all. But if there are a few important names for one kind of thing, set up a domain for them.

OMC Codes: 
553 Naming
552 Names of Animals and Things
Louw Nida Codes: 
33I Name
  • What words refer to a name for something?
    name, proper name, designation, label, nomenclature, tag, title,
  • What words are used to indicate the name of something?
    be called, be known as, be entitled, be termed, go by the name of, so-called,
  • What words are used to refer to something when you can't remember what it is called?
    what's its name, thingy, thingamajig, whatchamacallit, whatsit, such and such
  • What words refer to a name that is not correct?
  • What words describe something that has the name of something but not its qualities?
    nominal, in name only,
  • What words refer to giving something a name?
    call, name, rename,