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Name

A wealthy individual who provides a great deal of capital that underwrites the activities of Lloyd's of London. Names spread risk of insurance among themselves along with corporations. For most of Lloyd's centuries-long history, names had unlimited liability for any losses associated with being a name. Lloyd's introduced names with limited liability in 1994, and they have become increasingly important.
References in classic literature ?
Thomas Henry--yes, Thomas Henry was the poor child's name.
I said, 'My friend and I would like to know what your name is, if you don't mind.
Being in the law, I have learnt the habit of not committing myself in writing, and therefore I did not mention to your ladyship the name of the firm with which I am connected and in which my standing--and I may add income--is tolerably good.
Guppy, standing midway between my Lady and his chair, "whether your ladyship ever happened to hear of, or to see, a young lady of the name of Miss Esther Summerson.
Very well; in my name, which is the same as Mrs Boffin's, and means both of us, is to be considered in drawing 'em up.
Or,' pursued the stranger, wondering at Mr Boffin's wonder, 'if you would try me as your man of business under any name, I know you would find me faithful and grateful, and I hope you would find me useful.
My name is Chaka, son of Senzangacona, and my people are called the Amazulu.
But you cried in his ear a name--the name of Baleka, your sister --and he died.
I cannot tell you my name, since I do not know it; but I know my father's, and can tell it to you.
Then you must know what her name was as a young girl.
All I know, unless you enlighten me, is that your son has married me under a name that is not his own.
If not, I'm afraid I can offer him no better explanation; and in fact I am all impatience to open my knapsack, and inform myself of the name of her to the discovery of whom my wanderings are henceforth to be devoted.