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Old July 16, 2015, 03:31 PM
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To be named after

How does one express the idea of "to be named after someone or something" in Spanish? Translation tells me "ser nombrado despues de", but I have some doubt about whether that is correct.
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Old July 16, 2015, 05:03 PM
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Old July 16, 2015, 07:17 PM
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Llevar el nombre de _______ (insert the person here)
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Old July 16, 2015, 07:37 PM
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Gracias amigos. Tiene sentido decir "Bolivia fue tocayo de Simon Bolivar"?
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Old July 16, 2015, 08:31 PM
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No, no me suena. Tocayo se usa para aquellos que tienen el mismo nombre.

Bolivia debe su nombre a Simón Bolivar.
El nombre Bolivia procede de Simón Bolivar.
Bolivia lleva el nombre de Simón Bolivar.
Bolivia tomó el nombre ...
Bolivia es una derivación de Bolivar.
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Old July 17, 2015, 10:29 AM
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Yo me llamo Alec por mi abuelo paterno (y mi segundo nombre por mi abuelo materno)
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Old July 20, 2015, 12:00 PM
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"Tocayo" is an equivalence relation and it means that A and B have the same name . For example, "Pablo Iglesias es tocayo de Pablo Mármol".
For example, if your name is Javier (common name in Spain), you have a ton of tocayos. In that case, yo can use "tocayo" for call someone who has the same name as you, instead of "Javier": "¿Qué tal estás, tocayo?"
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Old July 20, 2015, 09:55 PM
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Entendido, gracias a todos!
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