from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is named after another; a namesake.
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The person mentioned in this paper was probably his father's name-son, and might be, as Walpole conjectures, an engraver.
But it is with the name-son and great-grandson of this sturdy old saint that we have chiefly to do to-night.
My name-son, a bright and blue-eyed rogue, with flaxen hair, screams and laughs like an April morning; and the baby is that species of dough which is called a fine baby.
This seems to have been refused; and, as the verses were lost for years, it was believed they were destroyed: a rough copy, however, is preserved, and is now in the safe keeping of the Earl's name-son, Major James Glencairn Burns.
Oakley no sooner heard these words pronounced, than he fell upon his knees, and seizing the knight’s hand, kissed it eagerly, crying, “God for ever bless your honour, I am your name-son, sure enough — but what of that?
Oakley no sooner heard these words pronounced, than he fell upon his knees, and seizing the knight's hand, kissed it eagerly, crying, "God for ever bless your honour, I am your name-son, sure enough -- but what of that?