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SQL Server - 1 hostname - many sql servers?

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Is there a way for me to have one sql server host name but have many sql servers using the same hostname.  I hope there is something for this.

2012 sql server - hostname - server1  - has databases,  apple and orange on it
2014 sql server - hostname - server2 - has databases, one and two on it
2016 sql server - hostname - server3 - has databases , car and truck on it

i would like all the connection strings to be BigSqlServer and then the database name

ie   BigSqlServer\apple - actually forwards it to Server1\apple
ie.  BigSqlServer\truck     - actually forwards it to Server3\truck

the other thing i would hope to do is to move a database from one server to another and leave not have to worry about client connections
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