Why is call me by your name called that?
Similarly, you may 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.
Likewise, what do the flies mean in Call Me By Your Name? Flies. That sound you hear is the housefly, the winged poop-walker, the Musca domestica. Flies permeate almost every scene of Call Me By Your Name. Given flies play no role in the book, it seems clear the housefly had some sort of symbolic meaning or strategic purpose for the film's director, Luca Guadagnino.
Hereof, 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.
Where does call me by your name come from?
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.