Being named

Hello everyone!
Please tell me whether the use of present participle passive is correct in this sentence:

“New Arbat – being named Kalinin Avenue until a recent time – is one of the most famous streets of Moscow”.

I thought up the sentence myself. In the underlined part I meant “The previous name of New Arbat is Kalinin Avenue. The name has been changed recently”.


Thanks in advance.
 
  • PaulQ

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    It is understandable but not very idiomatic:

    “New Arbat – being named known as
    Kalinin Avenue until a recent time recent times – is one of the most famous streets of Moscow”.

    Imagine that a young man is called John Lennon: "My parents gave me the name but being named John Lennon is not a great advantage. People approach me all the time and ask "How is Yoko?""

    "Being named Kalinin Avenue, you might think that the avenue was named after Mikhail Kalinin, but it wasn't, it was named after Igor Kalinin, a horse dealer."
     
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