Clown Name Name Glossary

Differant types of names or terms used when talking about Clown names

Acronym - a word formed by the first letters of a group of words, name or phrase.

Alliterative Name - two names starting with the same letter. Example: Marilyn Monroe.

Anonymous - without name, usually used for a published work or quote with no known author.

Astronym - name of a star.

Birth Name/Maiden Name - the original surname of a woman (as opposed to her married name).

Charactonym - a name of a fictional character reflected in his or her personality traits.

Cognomen - Term from Ancient Rome referring to a person by their family or last name.

Code Name/Cryptonym - A false name given to a person who is undercover or part of a covert operation.

Eponym - a word that is derived from a name.

Ethnonym - a name given to an ethnic group.

Gamer Name - a pseudonym chosen to represent a persona or character in a video game.

Homonym - an occurrence where two names are spelled differently, but sound the same.

Hydronym - a name given to a body of water.

Hyphenated Name - when a couple choose to use both their surnames to create a new last name. Most commonly they use the names with a hyphen in between.

Nick Name - a form of your given name, indicating closeness or affection.

Odonym - the name of a street or road.

Onomastics - the study of the origin, history, and use of names.

Patronym - a surname that indicated the father's given name.

Pen Name - a pseudonym used by an author to conceal his/her identity.

Pet Name - a name used to express affection for a person.

Occupational Name - a surname originally derived from the occupation of a person.

Palindrome Name - a name that is spelled the same forwards and backwards.

Pseudonym - a name used by a person that is other than their legal name.

Screen Name - a pseudonym used to indicate your persona online on any given website.

Stage Name - the pseudonym of a performer.

Street Name - an urban, slang name for a person.

Textonym - a word or name generated by a sequence of numerals keyed into a phone keypad.

Toponym - a place or location name.

Zoonym - a name of an animal.