Telestriation wrote:"I named my bird Fred." "What kind is he?" "I think it's called a pidgin."
sparks wrote:I also think that name is to give someone a certain name, e.g. I named my cat Tibbles. To call it, it may include nicknames or other forms of address, e.g. I call my cat "fuzzy wuzzy baby" (I am kidding). Naming is mostly about someone's name, while calling is about what this person is known as. I can see how someone could both be named and called Sue, however. This is just the way I see it, I usually seldom think these words are the same at any rate. I'm not from any English speaking country though my English is closer to English English with some American English thrown in (and possibly Aussie, since one of my best friends is Australian).
Zamfir wrote:Bu this one-time interpretation doesn't solve anything...
I know a boy (who has been) named Sue (, by his parents in 1926).
I know a boy (who is usually) called Sue.
This kind of (rather intrinsic) ambiguity happens more. Is "a painted fence" a fence that is currently "painted", just as it can be "green", or does it (grammatically) mean that in the past, someone painted that fence?
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