aptronym


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aptronym

- A name that fits a person's nature or occupation, like Jane House for a real estate agent.
See also related terms for occupation.
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Tom Stoppard named it an aptronym, a name aptly suited to its owner, the "cognomen syndrome" in his 1972 play Jumpers.
5) Rosa's surname, Lublin, is an aptronym that reminds the reader of her traumatic background.
Because his epitaph bears the name Turin Turambar, as Tom Shippey claims, the combination of his birth-name and his aptronym form an amalgam of two distinct identities: "What these words [doom and fate] imply is in a sense illogical or self-contradictory.