Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail. Naming and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can replace term "Naming" with "Tell", this verbs are similar. Nearby Words: telling, teller
Hudson adopts his chosen name as a grudging joke, after he claims that naming people is just as foolish as naming the sky or naming a river (only for Elisa to tell him that New York's river is, in fact, named "The Hudson").