Name after – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To name after is to give somebody or something the same name as somebody or something else.

North American English – name for.

Examples of use:

1. Their daughter is named after her grandmother.

2. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, are named after the village of Wenlock, and Stoke Mandeville hospital.

3. Part of the Great Barrier Reef in north Queensland has been named after former politician and well-respected conservationist, Virginia Chadwick.

4. They are going to name their son after his father.

name after
present simple
name after and names after
-ing form
naming after
past simple
named after
past participle
named after

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘name after‘ in a sentence?

Are you named after a member of your family?

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