People have names, cognomens, nicknames, titles monikers, appellations and even designations. Most bloggers chose to be anonymous to hide their true names (including me.) Names have meanings instead of definitions. Redlan is not my real name. RED is my most favorite color and I just added LAN to make it sound like a name or a noun just in the name Dylan. Dolphins also use symbolic names, as has been shown by recent research. Individual dolphins have individual whistles, to which they will respond even when there is no other information to clarify which dolphin is being referred to.
Pets or sporting animals are sometimes given names similar to human names. Like Maxi which is the name of ZJ’s dog. Mrs. T’s
Some people give things names, usually of endearment. Dong Ho named the bikes he used during his travel. They were Blooz and Scud. Loven's imaginary friends are Panda Bear, Bear Lao, Kroma Bear, BaaBaa Sheep, Kiwi Bear, Polar Bear, Pinoy Bear, Greenie Bear, Angel Bear, Yellow Bear, Ranger Bear, Huggie Bear, Nappy Bear, and Brother Bear ( a lot of) plus KJ’s pets- Husky, Zooey and Fayre.
Naming is the process of assigning a particular word or phrase to a particular object or property. This can be quite deliberate or a natural process that occurs in the flow of life as some phenomenon comes to the attention of the users of a language. Many of these names have meanings that can also be very helpful during this process.
Do you have pets or things named? Where you got or how you chose their names? (Sad to say, I don’t have any pets or things given a name.)