A record company which is named
after a capital which is named
after a national toponym which is named
after an explorer which is named
, ultimately, after a bird.
Before that, hurricanes were named
after saints, longitude and latitude coordinates or letters of the phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie.
At a dinner party I once asked a Catholic couple with a daughter named
Courtney how they had settled upon this name.
As Kimberly Benston points out, "the refusal to be named
In a spreadsheet that has both GrossSales and NetSales, neither should be named
He's officially named
more than 300 kinds of flies, and most of the terms sound respectably unintelligible to the uninitiated.
Harold Seger was named
technical director of Patch Rubber.
Maureen Blanchfield Bellantoni named
CFO at Burger King World Wide Headquarters (Southern Florida Chapter)
based assisted living chain, has named
Michael Zaccaro president.
The leader then calls a name and tosses a sock, stuffed with soft material, to the named
One high-tech company found this out when it named
all its products after Greek gods (Zeus, Jupiter).
The genus was so named
because many thought it was a pine.
by Strategic Name Development, a brand name consultancy that develops product names, company names, taglines and conducts brand name research.
In recognition of these facts, Frenkel named
the human pathogen Pneumocystis jiroveci, using the procedure prescribed by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) (2).
Although I would be rich today if I had a nickel for every Catholic I knew named
Mary or Joe over the years, one can't deny that they are eminently more suitable as patron saints than Yuri Zhivago's lover.