aptronym
An appropriate name for someone or something

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Aptronym — An aptronym is a name aptly suited to its owner. Fictional examples of aptronyms include Mr. Talkative and Mr. Worldly Wiseman in John Bunyan s The Pilgrim s Progress (1678), and the principal cast of the Mr Men (1971).A related phrase is… …   Wikipedia

  • aptronym — ▪ literature       a name that fits some aspect of a character, as in Mr. Talkative and Mr. Worldly Wiseman in John Bunyan (Bunyan, John) s The Pilgrim s Progress or Mrs. Malaprop (malapropism) in Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Sheridan, Richard… …   Universalium

  • aptronym — noun A name that is aptly suited to its owner. Speck also turns out to be a shopkeeper whose small town mentality finds a reflection in his aptronym: Speck in German meaning bacon, he is the local butcher concerned with selling his merchandise… …   Wiktionary

  • aptronym — name that suits its owner Names for Names …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • aptronym — /ˈæptrənɪm/ (say aptruhnim) noun a name that reflects the job, hobby, character, etc., of the person so named, such as Mr Green for a gardener. Also, aptonym. {apt + r + onym, modelled on synonym} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nominative determinism — is a comparatively recent term for the theory that a person s name can have a significant role in determining key aspects of job, profession or even character. It was a commonly held notion in the ancient world. Synonyms and/or related concepts… …   Wikipedia

  • -onym — The suffix onym, in English and other languages, means word, name, and words ending in onym refer to a specified kind of name or word, most of which are classical compounds. For example, an acronym is a word formed from the initial letter or… …   Wikipedia

  • Charlie Twissell — Personal information Full name Charles Herbert Twissell Date of birth 16 December 1932 ( …   Wikipedia

  • Westeros — is one of the three continents described in George R. R. Martin s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire . It is loosely based on medieval Europe. WorldGeographyThe story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place mainly on the continent of Westeros.… …   Wikipedia

  • Neologism — For Wikipedia policy on neologisms, see Wikipedia:Avoid neologisms. A neologism (  /niːˈ …   Wikipedia

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