This verse seems to obviously say that Jesus Christ is to be worshipped, not only by people but by all of creation.
Does Phil. 2:10-11 describe Jesus as God?
To say yes would be to force on Jesus what he refused, Philippians 2:6. Thus, the exact opposite of what the verse is saying.
There is no record of Jesus being worshipped as God from Genesis to Revelation.
To be worshipped as the only true God? which he also worshiped?
Examining Philippians 2:5-11 we find, that Christ “humbled himself and became obedient unto death”. To whom was he obedient? To the Father, his God. (Matt 26:39). Paul tells us that “God also hath highly exalted him”. This does not make sense if Jesus is God, because the verse does not say God exalted himself. In verse 11 we are told that “every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. To acknowledge the exalted Jesus Christ as Lord is to give glory to God, who is “the Father” Notice that it does not say to the Glory of Jesus. It is the God of Jesus who raised him from the dead and appointed him to judge the world. Acts 17:30-31
Does Jesus Christ is Lord mean he is God/YHWH?
The word Lord in Philippians 2:11 does not mean YHWH/God. Biblehub shows it as kyrios.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master
Why is confessing Jesus is lord to the Glory of God the Father? Because God made Jesus both lord and Christ as Acts 2:36 shows.
Peter narrated God's plan based on the truth of Psalm 110:1 in Acts 2:33-36:
33 Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear. 34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.
The fulfillment of Psalm 110:1 as shown in Acts 2:33:36 shows us that Jesus is not YHWH/Yahweh/Jehovah/the LORD. Jesus is the one that Jehovah made lord and Christ.
"LORD” or “the LORD” in the OT represents (YHWH) God. This is not to be confused with the Greek word Kurios, which is used for Jesus and is a title of respect, honor, and authority. The title “Lord” is used by many people in the Bible not just to God and to Jesus. God made Jesus both lord and Christ. Nobody makes God lord.
Young's Literal Translation shows Psalm 110:1 as
A Psalm of David. The affirmation of Jehovah to my Lord: 'Sit at My right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.'
The 1st LORD in Psalm 110:1 is Jehovah/YHWH. The second lord is translated from the Hebrew word adoni as Biblehub shows it.
to my Lord:
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller
My Lord.--Heb., adoni, an address of honour to those more noble than the speaker, or superior in rank: to a father, Genesis 31:35; to a brother, Numbers 12:11; a royal consort, 1Kings 1:17-18; to a prince, 1Kings 3:17; with the addition of the royal title, "my Lord, O king," 2Samuel 14:19.
The word adoni is a title which never refers to God.
OP asks, The phrase "the name of" is often attached to YHWH in the Old Testament. Is this not describing Jesus Christ as God?
Was Jesus given the name YHWH? No. Jesus or Jehoshua is his name. It is not YHWH /Yahweh/Jehovah. Young's Literal Translation shows YHWH, LORD as Jehovah in ISAIAH 45:5 YLT we read,
I am Jehovah, and there is none else, Except Me there is no God, I gird thee, and thou hast not known Me.
The construction of theophoric names, starting with the letters “Jeho” is evidence that God’s name is actually ‘Jehovah’ (and that Christ’s name is actually Jehoshua)”– Smith’s 1863 “A Dictionary of the Bible” Section 2.1
1 Corinthians 15:27-28 shows that even if everyone confesses Jesus Christ is Lord, he still is subject to God.
27 For, “He put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when he says, “All things are put in subjection”, it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him. 28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.
Some claim Hebrews 1:6 means that all God's angels were to worship Jesus and this worship indicates he is God, but this verse refers to the risen Jesus, the firstborn out of the dead, and the angels must bow down to him not because he is God, but because he became superior to them when he sat down at the right hand of God. God is not the firstborn that is brought into the world.
Is it true that just because people bowed to /worshipped Jesus, then Jesus must be God?
The word translated as bow in Philippians 2:10 is κάμψῃ (kampsē), which bible hub show as Strong's 2578: To bend, bow. Apparently a primary verb; to bend.
It does not mean worship or sacred service.
To say that bowing to Jesus means that he is God is untrue. It is also not true that proskyneo "worship" of Jesus means he is God. There are examples of proskyneo "worship" of people in the Bible. The servant in Matthew 18:26, Lot did it, Genesis 19:1. The Israelites "worshipped" David 1 Chronicles 29:20.
If by worshiping or bowing down always mean worshiping somebody as God, do we then take Revelation 3:9 to mean that Jesus is advocating idolatry?
Revelation 3:9 ERV
Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of them which say they are Jews, and they are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Does Phil. 2:10-11 describe Jesus as God?
No, it does not. The disciples never believed that Jesus was their and their forefathers' God as Acts 3:13 shows. Is it any wonder why none of the prophets, apostles, and disciples worship him as God? Jesus himself prayed to the Father whom he calls the only true God.
Acts 3:13 NASB
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.