Nama, as in namarupa, the designation of 'feeling, perception, attention, intention & contact', why do they call these 'Nama'?
Some clues or points to keep in mind;
intention (cetana) is kamma
six classes of intention are sankhara
sankhara fabricates the conditioned
contact has 6 sense media as cause
feeling, perception and sankhara are 'aggregates', are conjoined & are conjoined with 'consciousness' aggregate
4 aggregates have objects
3 aggregates always accompany consciousness
consciousness arises as one thing and ceases as another
same consciousness doesn't go from one life to another
consciousness is said to be inbetween two ends, 'form' on one end and 'name' on the other end
both 'the eye' and 'the form visible by the eye' are included under 'form [rupa]'
consciousness meeting rupa is a meeting of the three, is 'contact'
feeling is born of contact
feeling is requisite for craving
everything comes into being through attention
with consciousness as condition, name-and-form comes to be
with name-and-form as condition, consciousness comes to be
from sankhara as a requisite condition comes consciousness
sankhara has ignorance for cause
rupa isn't always generated as in arupajhana, formless perception attainment