name verb (often be named)

ADV. originally | appropriately, aptly, suitably, well | significantly | correctly, incorrectly The present Kew Bridge was opened by King Edward VII and is correctly named ‘King Edward Bridge’. | curiously, delightfully, exotically, grandly, improbably, oddly, quaintly, romantically, strangely, wonderfully the curiously named Egg Castle | confusingly | euphemistically | ironically

PREP. after I named my son after my father. | for (literary) the dead sister for whom she had been named | in honour of sb/sth The hospital was named in honour of its principal benefactor.