Washington D.C. was chosen as the capital and named while the first president was still alive.
According to Wikipedia,
A new federal city was then constructed on the north bank of the Potomac, to the east of Georgetown. On September 9, 1791, the three commissioners overseeing the capital's construction named the city in honor of President Washington.
This happened while George Washington was in his first term of office. (April 30th, 1789 through March 4th, 1793)
What did he say about that honor of having a national capital named after him?
Please provide quotes from original sources if you can.