I didn't want to interrupt y'alls back & forth (I'm in the south USA now - I used to say "y'ins" when I lived up north), but if it might be of any help, numerous commentaries make mention of the fact that it was not uncommon for harlots to wear their own name on a headband. Rev 17:5 doesn't explicitly say she has a headband. But it does seem to be focusing on the mysterious aspect of her name. And the verse does not seem to be discussing ownership in the immediate context. Rather, it is discussing her character.
In several instances a name on the forehead is used as a means of identifying ownership. (Rev 3:12; 14:1; 13:16 [possibly]) But Rev 13:1 provides another exception. The blasphemous name (or names) on the heads of the beast appear to be meant as an indication of character rather than ownership. (There is a MSS variant regarding the plurality or singularity of the word "name[s]" in Rev 13:1.)
Incidentally, there is a variant reading of Rev 14:8. The Received Text has "city" in Rev 14:8. But it is spurious. The better MSS do not have "city" (Greek polis
) in Rev 14:8. I mention this in this post
, as well as posts # 9 & 10 below the linked post.
Just one more "incidentally": There are three 'great cities' in Revelation. Rev 11:8; 16:19 (resembling apostate Jerusalem), Rev 17:8; 18:10, 16, 18, 19, 21 (Babylon, which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth), and Rev 21:2, 9, 10-21 (the New Jerusalem, the Lamb's wife, not specifically called "great," but the dimensions and description given would lend itself to that).
With that, I return you to your regularly scheduled programming.