Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Aptronym, aponym, apronym, namephreaks



An aptronym (also: aptonym) or charactonym 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),

Truman Burbank (true-man), the lead character in the 1998 film The Truman Show,

the principal cast of the Mr. Men (1971), and all the characters in Marc Blitzstein's 1937 play The Cradle Will Rock.

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