One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I find all those aptronymic characters, their personalities revealed in their whimsical monikers, unbelievably irritating.’
- ‘Sex advice columns provide enlightenment for the erotically challenged as well as voyeuristic entertainment, and the aptonymic Savage delivers on both counts.’
- ‘Georgina hands the baby to Auxilia, her aptronymic nanny.’
- ‘Through Dickensian allusions, including tumbledown cottages, characters with aptronymic names, and surprising turns of fortune, Umansky tells a tongue-in-cheek Victorian tale.’
- ‘Nineteenth-century writers in particular seemed to have enjoyed creating aptronymic characters.’
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