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named / called Is there any relevant difference between these two words? Is it correct to say SHe is called Ann / She is named Ann May it be that name is only used the first time you receive a name , like in baptism? Thanks
Dec 6, 2014 3:19 PM
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"She is called Anne" describes what people DO. "She is named Anne" describes what she HAS. Other examples: "My name is Daniel, but please call me Dan." "The street is actually named 'Avenue of the Americas,' but everyone calls it 'Sixth Avenue.'" "The anesthetic the dentist used is named 'Lidocaine' but most people call it 'Novocaine.'"
December 6, 2014
It's also when someone or something (like a boat) receives a name for the first time. If Ann is a newborn child you can say 'they (her parents) named her Ann'
December 6, 2014
I agree with the previous responder. For me, the main difference is between a name and a nickname.
December 6, 2014
"She is named Anne" means that Anne is her true name. "She is called Anne" means it's not her true name, but a nickname. So you might use both together in one sentence: " her name is Anne but she's called Muffin."
December 6, 2014
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