Also, name for. Give someone or something the name of another person or place. For example, They named the baby after his grandfather, or The mountain was named for President McKinley.
Is Friday Named After A Goddess With A Chariot Pulled By Cats?In a world that knows too many details about unimportant matters, one would think that our collective expertise could be certain about something as essential as the days of the week. There is, however, a scholarly (and let's face it, Marvel fan) debate regarding which goddess of love in Norse mythology is the namesake of “Friday.”
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