If you say that something or someone is misnamed, you mean that they have a name that describes them incorrectly.
[be V-ed n] ⇒ ...a high school teacher who was misnamed Mr. Witty.
[V-ed] ⇒ ...the misnamed Grand Hotel.
[be V-ed] ⇒ The truth is that junk bonds were misnamed, and therefore misunderstood.
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