What's in a name?
A name is an appellation.
Is the inquiry of a name psychology or linguistics or both? Or literature? William Shakespeare has Anthony address the Romans:
Friends: He creates trust.
Romans: Countrymen: He creates patriotism in time of need. (and succeeded therein: The Civil War started in a jiffy.)
Any other lit springs to mind? Is there a psychologist or a linguist who ever paid attention to naming?
Do you name? Why do you name?
Did you name today, yesterday, a week ago?
Who did you name? What was your motive? Does your mother or father name? Does your cousin, grandfather, nonno, sister name?
We see naming is used in political manipulation. It goes the other way, too. The German public appelled Hitler and the Italian public appelled Mussolini the Leader. What was the wisdom in that? What was the political repercussion? Forty million dead?
Why did Sarah name Gibson Charlie? Why do they say Sarah is stupid? Was it stupid to call Gibson Charlie? She did not only call him Charlie, she was good in calling him Charlie. She could not change Gibson's questions, no. She changed his tone of voice. She changed his body language. She had him cowed. Not much. Gibson is a professional. He had himself in check. Not much, granted. A little was enough.