rechristen

verb
re·​chris·​ten | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkri-sᵊn How to pronounce rechristen (audio) \
rechristened; rechristening; rechristens

Definition of rechristen

transitive verb

: to christen again : change the name of We pass by some hedgerows and take a bridge over Sag Pond, rechristened "Goldman Pond" by the locals.— Josh Harkinson Thomas Bayne was born into slavery in Norfolk under the name Nixon, but escaped to New England and rechristened himself.— Gregory S. Schneider

First Known Use of rechristen

1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Rechristen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rechristen. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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