Proto-Indo-European *no-men- which became Latin nomen "name, reputation" found in "nominal," "nominate," and "nomenclature." English "name," and German "Name" come from the same root. In Russian it emerged as imeni "of a name" after the [n] and [m] switched places (metathesis)
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When a number of objects have a common property which is important but not obvious, the invention of a name for the common property helps us to remember it and to think of the whole set of objects that possess it.
(B. RUSSELL, The Analysis of Mind)