A line in Shakespear's "Romeo & Juliet" asking what significance the name of an object has to the properties of that object. Also recited in Tupac's "Peep Game" in reference to himself and his own personal qualities.
1. "What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet."
2. "They do it for the fame, explain, insane, what's in a name, what's in a name? Peep game."
Something that might have originally been made or enjoyed with progressive and positive intent but leads to unrealized negative consequences after the fact. See unknown unknown or blowback.
Grandad: So I understand you just got back from Iraq.
Huey: For real? Yo what's it like?
Ed Wuncler III: What's it like? What am I supposed to say to that? It was cool, there was bitches? Ok there was bitches but a lot of them be covered up in them curtains and stuff they be wearing. But, I digress, it was wall. It was wall basically.