When trying to describe what specific character one is talking about, people often use the following method:
What is this thing (method(?)) called?
How can one know what the most common word is for a certain character? (i.e.: if I want to tell someone that the charcater I'm talking about is 冰, how can I know what word (perhaps even chengyu) is clearest to describe it?)
Are there any lists that contain these types of combinations? Preferably the most common?
How can people learn to know these for when others are describing their own names or other things?