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Philippians 2:10-11 actually says that God gave Jesus “a name”, not made him “Lord” (in the interests of detailed accuracy).

Romans 1:4 horisthentos - “declared” ESV, NRSV, NASB, AV, NIV etc (also means determined, appointed etc as in Acts 10:42, 17:31).

But this is a completely meaningless exercise. Jesus’s exaltation as “Lord” is obviously associated with his glorification through resurrection and ascension. God raised Jesus from the dead, and in various ways “appointed” him, including, in Acts 2:36 “both Lord and Christ” Please see my comment on this above, which you sidestepped in your response. Your word study does not prove that Jesus was no more than man.

In Philippians 2:10-11, if you read my comment again, it’s clear that there is a direct allusion to Isaiah 45:23, which is bracketed by El (v.22) and YHWH (v.24, translated Kyrios in the Septuagint). Both references to God which qualify the 1st person of Isaiah 45:23 are transferred without modification to Jesus in Philippians.