ABSP - Action: Naming
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Action: Naming


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agname a name over and above the ordinary name and surname.
agnamed having an agname, a name over and above the ordinary name and surname.
agnomen (Lat.) a name added to the family name, generally on account of some great exploit, as Africanus to Publius Cornelius Scipio.
agnominal relating to an agnomen, an additional name.
alias (Lat.) an adopted alternative name.
allonym the name of a person, usually historical, taken by an author as a pen name (as opposed to using a fictional pseudonym).
allonymous relating to an allonym.
anonym a person whose name is not given.
antonomasia the substitution of a title or epithet for a proper name, as in calling a sovereign "Your Majesty.
antonomastic relating to antonomasia, the substitution of a title or epithet for a proper name.
appellation a name or title.
appellational of or like an appellation.
autonym a writer's real name, as opposed to a pseudonym; a work published under that name.
becall to call names.
beknave to call knave.
bename to name, mention.
binominal making use of two names, as the Linnaean nomenclature which names every species by giving first the generic and then the specific name; (noun) a binominal appellation.
birthname the name given one at birth.
byname a nickname.
caconym an erroneous name.
caconymy erroneous naming.
cleep (Arch.) to call, name.
clepe (Arch.) to call, name.
codename a secret name.
cognomen (Lat.) a family name, the third part of a Roman family name.
cognominal of or pertaining to a cognomen; of the nature of a surname.
cognominally (Adv.) COGNOMINAL, of or pertaining to a cognomen.
cognominate to name.
cognomination the act of cognominating, naming.
cryptonym a code name or secret name.
cryptonymous like a cryptonym, a secret name.
denominable capable of being denominated.
denominate to give a name to.
denomination an act of denominating.
denominational relating to denomination.
enstyle (Arch.) to style; to name.
eponym a personal name from which another name is derived, eg Romulus is the eponym of Rome.
eponymic of, relating to, or being the person for whom something is believed to be named.
eponymous of, relating to, or being the person for whom something is believed to be named.
eponymously (Adv.) EPONYMOUS, of, relating to, or being the person for whom something is believed to be named.
eponymy the derivation of the name of a race, tribe, etc. from that of a fabulous hero, progenitor, etc.
ethnonym the name of an ethnic group.
exonym a name used by foreigners to refer to a place or people, instead of the name used by those who live there, eg Cologne (Koln).
forename a first name.
forenamed having a forename.
hypocorism the use of a pet name or nickname.
hypocorisma the use of a pet name or nickname.
hypocoristic of or like hypocorism.
hypocoristical of or like hypocorism.
innominate having no name.
matronymic derived from the name of one's mother, or other female ancestor; (noun) a name so derived.
metronymic derived from the name of one's mother, or other female ancestor; (noun) a name so derived.
misname to call by the wrong name; to give a wrong or inappropriate name to.
monicker (Sl.) a name; an alias, nickname.
moniker (Sl.) a name, a nickname.
monikered having a moniker.
mononym a person who is famous enough to be known by only one name, usually the first name.
namable capable of being named.
name that by which a person or a thing is known or called; (verb) to give a title to.
nameable capable of being named.
namecheck a mention of someone's name eg on a radio program; (verb) to mention by name.
nameless lacking distinction or fame.
namelessly (Adv.) NAMELESS, lacking distinction or fame.
namer one who names.
namesake one who is named after another.
nametape an identifying tape sewn into eg a child's school-clothes.
nee of a woman, born with the name of.
nemn (Obs.) to name.
nickname to give an alternate name to.
nicknamer one who gives nicknames.
nom (Fr.) name.
nomen (Lat.) a name, esp of the gens or clan.
nomenclator a book containing collections or lists of words; one who gives names to things.
nominate by name (verb) to give a name to
nominately (Adv.) NOMINATE, by name.
nominator one who nominates.
nominee one who is nominated.
onomast a person who studies proper names, especially personal names.
onomastic relating to a name, esp relating to the signature on a document written in another person's hand.
onomastically (Adv.) ONOMASTIC, pertaining to or consisting of names.
onomastician one who practises onomastics, the study of proper names.
onomasticon a dictionary of names, esp personal names or place names.
onomastics the study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.
onomatologist one who studies onomatology, the science of names.
onomatology the science of names.
onymous bearing a name (not anonymous) eg an onymous article in a magazine.
outname to exceed in naming or describing.
overname (Shakesp.) to repeat the names of.
patronymic derived from the name of a father or an ancestor; (noun) a name so derived.
penname a name adopted by a writer.
polyonym a name consisting of several words.
polyonymic of a name, consisting of more than two words.
polyonymous (Greek) of eg gods, having or known by various names.
polyonymy a multiplicity of names for the same thing.
praenomen (Lat.) the first name of an ancient Roman.
praenominal of or relating to a praenomen.
praenominally (Adv.) PRAENOMINAL, of or relating to a praenomen.
prename a forename.
prenomen (Lat.) the first name of an ancient Roman.
pseudonym a fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author.
pseudonymity the state of being pseudonymous.
pseudonymous using a pseudonym.
pseudonymously (Adv.) PSEUDONYMOUS.
rename to name again.
sirname (Obs.) a surname; (verb) to surname.
sobriquet (Fr.) a nickname.
soubriquet (Fr.) a nickname.
surname to give a family name to.
surnamer one who allots a surname.
surnominal pertaining to surnames.
tautonym a taxonomic name in which genus and species are the same, eg Pica pica.
tautonymic like a tautonym, a taxonomic name in which genus and species are the same.
tautonymous of or like a tautonym, a taxonomic name in which genus and species are the same.
tautonymy the practice of using a specific name the same as the generic name.
teknonymous relating to teknonymy, the naming of the parent after the child.
teknonymy the naming of the parent after the child.
term an end; any limited period; a name; (verb) to give a name to.
title a distinctive appellation; (verb) to furnish with a title.
toponym (Greek) a word derived from the name of a place eg Waterloo.
toponymal relating to toponymy, the study of place-names.
toponymic relating to toponymy, the study of place-names.
toponymical related to toponymy, the study of place-names.
toponymics the study of place-names.
toponymist one who studies toponymy, the study of place-names.
toponymy the study of place-names.
tradename a name serving as a trademark.
trinomialism the system of naming by three terms.
trionym a name consisting of three words.
trionymal relating to a trionym.
unnamable not capable of being named.
unnameable not capable of being named.
unnamed not named.
ycleepe (Spenser) to call.



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