To me anyway "Name" means nature and is associated with identity. Now here is the real question. Do I own the name or does the name own me? : ) With all that said and done I am more then just a name. I am an expression and thought of God and His essence.. http://machaut.uchicago.edu/?resource=W ... use1828=on
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I*den"ti*ty (?), n.; pl. Identities (#). [F. identité, LL. identitas, fr. L. idem the same, from the root of is he, that; cf. Skr. idam this. Cf. Item.]
1. The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness.
Identity is a relation between our cognitions of a thing, not between things themselves. Sir W. Hamilton.
2. The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.
IDEN''TITY, n. Sameness, as distinguished from similitude and diversity. We speak of the identity of goods found, the identity of persons, or of personal identity.
Black's Law Dictionary (8th Edition):
identity. 1. The identical nature of two or more things; esp., in patent law, the sameness in two devices of the function performed, the way it is performed, and the result achieved. • Under the doctrine of equivalents, infringement may be found even if the accused device is not identical to the claimed invention. See DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS. [Cases: Patents 234–237. C.J.S. Patents §§ 414–415, 417–418, 425–426.] 2.Evidence. The authenticity of a person or thing. [Cases: Evidence 102. C.J.S. Evidence § 211.]http://www.britannica.com/bps/dictionary?query=identity
Pronunciation:\ī-ˈden-tə-tē, ə-, -ˈde-nə-\
Inflected Form(s):plural iden·ti��ties
Etymology:Middle French identité, from Late Latin identitat-, identitas, probably from Latin identidem repeatedly, contraction of idem et idem, literally, same and same
1 a: sameness of essential or generic character in different instances b: sameness in all that constitutes the objective reality of a thing : ONENESS
2 a: the distinguishing character or personality of an individual : INDIVIDUALITY b: the relation established by psychological identification
3: the condition of being the same with something described or asserted <establish the ∼ of stolen goods>
4: an equation that is satisfied for all values of the symbols
5: IDENTITY ELEMENT
If we identify as a name are we making the claim that we're identical to a name? Is it an obvious lie to say we're identical to a name? Could we be granting jurisdiction for a court to settle the controversy by claiming to be a name if someone else claims that we aren't the name or if someone has a claim of ownership/copyright on the name?
Why does either have to be an "owner"? Could "ownership" just be an illusion?