Whats in a name that which we

What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Why can you imagine what would happen

Why, can you imagine what would happen if we named all the twos Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things?  You’d have to say Robert plus John equals four, and if the four’s name were Albert, things would be hopeless.  ~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth, p.173; NA

Names once they are in common use

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth’s marvels, beneath the dust of habit.  ~Salman Rushdie