I am writing an essay about (among other things) Gutenberg's printing press and Project Gutenberg. I want to say something along the lines of "Gutenberg's press was so popular that current things are named after him." I tried the following. Am I using namesake correctly?
As evidenced ahead, Gutenberg’s invention was so popular that he is still a popular namesake.
I want to keep namesake in there because I think it sounds cool.