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These other apposition-with-name variants are readily apparent to me:

Name as appositive genitive

富士の山 = the mountain of Fuji

Name modified by non-restrictive appositive

私の友人のAさん = A-san, my friend, / A-san, a friend of mine,

私の父であるB = B, my father,

(Note: I know that the above two are often translated as the below, but I'm interested in grammatical equivalence, if possible.)

Name as restrictive appositive

Aさんという私の友人 = My friend A-san


What about a name used as a non-restrictive appositive?

? = My father, B,

? Bという私の父 doesn't sound right to me, but my ear could be deceiving me.

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“私の父、B” is common in modern Japanese.

“Bという私の父” sounds as if you have several fathers and one is named B.

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