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 for naming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Name \Name\ (n[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Named (n[=a]md); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Naming.] [AS. namian. See Name, n.]
     1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle;
        to denominate; to style; to call.
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              She named the child Ichabod.          --1 Sam. iv.
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              Thus was the building left
              Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named. --Milton.
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     2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to
        refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
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              None named thee but to praise.        --Halleck.
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              Old Yew, which graspest at the stones
              That name the underlying dead.        --Tennyson.
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     3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to
        nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for
        the wedding; to name someone as ambassador.
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              Whom late you have named for consul.  --Shak.
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     4. (House of Commons) To designate (a member) by name, as the
        Speaker does by way of reprimand.
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     Syn: To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify;
          designate; nominate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: inclined to or serving for the giving of names; "the
             appellative faculty of children"; "the appellative
             function of some primitive rites" [syn: appellative,
      n 1: the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the
           naming of state capitals"
      2: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position;
         "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
         [syn: appointment, assignment, designation, naming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "naming":
     appellation, appointment, assignment, baptism, calling,
     characterization, christening, connotative, definition,
     demonstrative, denomination, denominative, denotation, denotative,
     designation, designative, diagnostic, differentiation, disclosure,
     emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expression, expressive,
     figural, figurative, fingering, hint, identification, identifying,
     ideographic, idiosyncratic, implicative, indicating, indication,
     indicative, indicativeness, indicatory, individual, manifestation,
     meaning, meaningful, metaphorical, nicknaming, nomination,
     ordainment, ordination, pathognomonic, peculiar, picking out,
     pointing, pointing out, pointing to, posting, proposal,
     representative, selection, semantic, semiotic, show, showing,
     signalizing, significant, signification, significative, signifying,
     specification, styling, suggestion, suggestive, symbolic,
     symbolistic, symbological, symptomatic, symptomaticness,
     symptomatologic, tabbing, terming, transferral, typical

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