A naming convention is basically a formal system (usually agreed whole-sale scheme) for naming objects. Names are conventionally given to objects according to customary practices. Such conventions differ in their Intents, that can include for:
Naming conventions may also be given for: naming spiritual objects, spiritual entities, or personalities in prayer and meditation. Some of the most famous convention names are Father, Mother, Son, Daughter, and Holy Spirit. In addition, you will find the names of God as well as many other objects named according to the conventions. These conventions are the result of centuries of tradition and are thus subject to change with modern times. The use of definite and indefinite pronouns in these naming conventions is typical of standard language.
Naming conventions fall into two main categories: Property/Nominal and Taxonomy. Property/Nominal conventions are based around culture and are therefore relatively static. Nominal conventions on the other hand are flexible and refer to common human behaviors. These conventions are used in business and law as well as in education and medicine. Naming conventions also fall under a general heading called taxonomy, which has to do with the classification, ordering, listing, and naming of organisms, cells, tissues, organs, cells and even living things in nature.
Within taxonomy, there are five broad areas: Family system nomenclature, System of classification of genus and species, System of classification of life history, System of classification of physical characteristics, and System of classification of diseases. Within each of these areas, there are subcategories like: Genus and species nomenclature, System of biological features of living things like metabolic processes, cell type nomenclature and cytotoxic metabolism. Diseases and their symptoms are assigned classification according to the pathogenicity of the disease and whether it is of a progressive or an invasive type. Nomenclature thus is a synonym of system of classifications and classification procedures.
Naming conventions are based both on formal and informal conventions in science. Formal conventions include scientific names, description words, stipulation words, and other words or terms used in deductive and inductive arguments. Informal conventions are used within language when referring to descriptions of things in one language by another, and when the origin of the word is uncertain. Examples of informal and formal nomenclature are: axioms (theorems), analogies, hypotheses, models, and postulates.
Naming conventions can be traced back to ancient Greek and Roman history, where they were used to refer to both substances and plants. With the evolution of applied chemistry, naming conventions were introduced to describe chemical properties of compounds. With the establishment of world science association or international union in 1855, European-based nomenclature evolved. World based nomenclature for chemical substances came into force in the first half of the twentieth century. Nomenclature for organic compound was first introduced in the International Union of Chemical Names (IUPAC) in 1883.