Green’s Dictionary of Slang

name n.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

bite one’s name in (v.)

to take a large mouthful of one’s drink.

bite someone’s name (v.) [the payer has fig. ‘signed’ for the food]

[20C+] (Aus.) to eat a meal for which someone else has paid.

give it a name (v.)

[20C+] (Aus./US black) to speak with absolute candour, honesty.

give it a name (phr.) (also name it) [name your poison under poison n.]

1. [mid-19C–1950s] a phr. used when one stands a round of drinks and asks the company what they would like.

2. [1990s+] (US black) a general phr. of affirmation.

have one’s name on (v.) (also have one’s number on it)

[1910s+] to be destined or intended for someone; orig. of a bullet.

name-it-not (n.) (also nameless, the)

[19C] the vagina.

name of the game (n.) [? the practice of naming the card game when claiming a winning hand]

[1910s+] the most important aspect of a situation, whatever matters most, the end, the finish.

put a name up (v.)

[1950s+] (UK Und.) to inform against someone, often to save one’s own skin.

In exclamations

say my name! (also what’s my name!)

[1990s+] (US teen) an excl. used to intimidate or used for celebration.