Noah is the supreme symbol of science, he the first namer of the animals in the ark.
There is then a tug-of-war, with the namer and Foolie as the leaders.
The two parties then come to a tug, with the namer and Guesser as leaders.
The discoverer of this region, and namer of it, Jacques Cartier, has a square named for him in the city.
Two are chosen, the one to be namer, and the other Guesser or Witch.
As each player gets his name, he or she turns their back to the namer.
Foolie always obeys this call, comes and stations himself beside the namer.
The leader or namer on one side and the guesser on the other take sides.
In the first place, the Hebrew word namer signifies "spotted," and is given to the animal in allusion to its colours.
If the last guess is made correctly, then the player goes to the guesser, if not, to the namer.
Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
He who once a good name gets,
May piss a bed, and say he sweats.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Old English namian "to name, call; nominate, appoint," from source of name (n.). Related: Named; naming.