One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Named after oneself or by oneself.‘he became a television mainstay with his self-named hit show’
would-be, self-appointed, so-called, self-titled, professed, self-confessed, confessed, sworn, avowedView synonyms
- ‘If there's an implied hero here, it's the self-named Chief Baba Olugbala, who runs an amateur African museum out of his house.’
- ‘Since opening her self-named gallery in New York, works by women have comprised over three-quarters of the pieces in Frederickson's exhibitions.’
- ‘I purchased "Shaun Cassidy", the self named first album, in 1977.’
- ‘His self-named company, formed in 1994, does corporate and broadcast animation, and contract modeling.’
- ‘Heathcote opened his first self-named restaurant in Longridge, Lancashire in 1990.’
- ‘The show follows his self-named character as he juggles work as a teacher, socialising with colleagues and neighbours, and a fledgling relationship with a more domestically inclined lover.’
- ‘Twitter's self-named app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad received an update late on Thursday that added photo and video capture support for the cameras in Apple's new iPad 2.’
- ‘The self-named company offers financial information services and financial news via its magazines, television network and radio station.’
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