1885: i.e. "to Tom, Dick or Harry:" the names like John Doe and Richard Roe are used indefinitely in Arab. — The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Vol. 4 Footnote 5, Richard Burton
It was in those letter columns that I was first exposed to the concept of fandom. Letterhacking was in high bloom in 1951; the letter columns were filled with chatty letters from all sorts of people, the names of whom I soon came to recognize.
Most Machiguenga lack personal names. Members of the same tribe are individuated using kin terminology.
Note - maid is often used in the common or species names of flowering plants.
1989: ‘By God, you speak our British language, as we must now call it since the new naming of our kingdom, with a fine accent and fluminous smoothness,’ Dick Burbage said. — Anthony Burgess, The Devil's Mode
According to anthropology, there are six basic patterns of kinship terminology (i.e., "kin naming systems"): Sudanese, Hawaiian, Eskimo, Crow, Omaha, and Iroquois.
Wikipedia article on the naming of organic compounds.
Wikipedia article on the naming of inorganic compounds.
“I have 60 different lachenalias, 10 different freesias, 25 moraeas,” Mr. Canning said, naming a few of his beauties, which, mixed in with big pots of camellias, will bloom from now through March.
naming the problem
The Red Book is the standard reference book for those naming inorganic chemical compounds.
To alleviate the problem of naming genes, reannotation of genes and proteins using a set of common, controlled vocabulary to describe a gene or protein is necessary.