Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Three More Aptronyms

An aptronym is a name that suits the nature or occupation of its bearer. Three more examples:

1. Penectomist Lorena Bobbit

2. Philosopher Anna-Sofia Maurin

3. Grandmaster Tal Shaked

You will notice that the aptronymic portion of each name is in a different position. This suggests the need for a taxonomy of aptronyms with distinctions among first-order, second-order, full, partial, etc. But first we need more data.