On the naming of swords . . . ?

In what cultures were swords named? Why were they named? Was there something special about any/all of the named swords? Were only certain swords named? What are some examples of named swords (what the sword was used for, by whom, etc . . .)? Sorry if I'm asking too many questions in one, but I was asking... show more In what cultures were swords named?
Why were they named?
Was there something special about any/all of the named swords?
Were only certain swords named?
What are some examples of named swords (what the sword was used for, by whom, etc . . .)?

Sorry if I'm asking too many questions in one, but I was asking my dad about it since the Renn Faire is coming up, and he doesn't know much about it other than that he *thinks* that it was in Germanic sagas that it happened the most.

Thank you for the help in advance - M.
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