Meaning of what's in a name? in English:

what's in a name?


  • Used to say that names are arbitrary labels.

    ‘‘But was it still an opera?’ ‘What's in a name?’ he replied’
    • ‘Some people will probably mourn the name changing and already there have been murmurings, but my message to them would be ‘what's in a name?’’
    • ‘Not being, nor wishing to be thought racist, I would hate to think there is some truth in the saying, ‘what's in a name?’’