Why is call me by your name called that?
People also ask, what does the title call me by your name mean?
The phrase “call me by your name” just refers to the act of loving someone so deeply, passionately, and emphatically that you both, in essence, become the same person. Elio is Oliver, and Oliver is Elio.
Keeping this in consideration, why do they call each other by their names in Call Me By Your Name?
The idea of calling a lover or a companion by one's own name is also another way of saying “alter idem: (Latin) another self”, as lovers are often said to mirror each other; to have the same preferences, think alike, and sometimes even look alike.
Set in 1983 in northern Italy, Call Me by Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between a 17-year-old, Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate-student assistant to Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an archaeology professor.