What is the word to describe the relationship between 2 people with the same first name?
My husband's name is Roman and I was telling him about this other guy named Roman. He said, "oh, he's my ______________". I was suprised because my husband didn't even know this other man. What is the term? Thank you.
In Spanish, "tocayo" or "homónimo".
The only term that I think might be applicable is namesake. (I've usually heard that used with relatives, however.)
See definition 2 at the following link.
name?sake??/?ne?m?se?k/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [neym-seyk] Show IPA
Use namesake in a Sentence
a person named after another.
a person having the same name as another.
I have checked qfreed's link and it works. Just in case you do have a problem, this is from Collins dictionary
namesake - a person or thing having the same name as another.