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

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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
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  • 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?’
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