after whom was he named?

epistolario

Senior Member
Tagalog
I´m not sure if this question sounds natural:

After whom was he named?
- From his great grandfather.

I think this sounds more natural:

He was named after whom?
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hi epistolario

    What I'd say is actually Who was he named after?

    I believe that in AmE that would be Who was he named for?
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Many native speakers tend to avoid "whom", especially in everyday speech.

    - Who was he named after?
    - His great grandfather./He was named after his great grandfather.
     
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