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  1. page home edited ... What is an Aptonym? According to linguist Frank Nuessel (see The Study of Names), an aptonym …
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    What is an Aptonym?
    According to linguist Frank Nuessel (see The Study of Names), an aptonym is the term used for "people whose names and occupations or situations (e.g., workplace) have a close correspondence." The name "aptonym" is a compound word which consists of the adjective "apt" (from Latin via Middle English) meaning "exactly suitable, or appropriate". The second part of this word comes from the Greek "onuma" ('name').
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    Last Names.
    The full alphabetical list of aptonyms is available via the menu bar at the left.
    Some Actual Examples
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    Chad Hacker Jr
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    which is stillno longer on the web but will not be updated.Internet. Many thanks
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    Jim Playfair
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    Chad Hacker Jr
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    The origin of this wiki is the Canadian Aptonym Centre, which is still on the web but will not be updated. Many thanks to all the contributors who greatly expanded the list. (DC, 2010-12-04)
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Friday, May 18

  1. page Aptonyms S edited ... Sade, Eric GG regularly drives by the office of an endodontist, Dr. Eric Sade, and his wife's…
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    Sade, Eric
    GG regularly drives by the office of an endodontist, Dr. Eric Sade, and his wife's GP is Dr. Susan Au.
    Scott, Melita
    DC noticed a new espresso bar in his hometown, Dartmouth, NS, run by Melita Scott.

    See, Dr. Wong
    "There was an opthalmologist in Canberra in the 1970s called Dr. Wong See," reports TB.
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Tuesday, May 1

Wednesday, February 8

  1. page Aptonyms S edited ... Smirk, Justin Great name for Westpac Bank's senior economist is Justin **Smirk**. GJO explain…
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    Smirk, Justin
    Great name for Westpac Bank's senior economist is Justin **Smirk**. GJO explains, "I guess aptonym here is that one can imagine bankers smirking behind their customers' backs as they hope they don't realise that banks are in business for the benefit of their shareholders, NOT their retail customers."
    Sosnowski, Alex
    Although he probably does not pronounce it so-snow-ski, Adam Sosnowski is an Expert Senior meteorologist for accuweather.com.

    Spark, Elly
    An Australian Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster is Elly **Spark**. GJO says, "Watch out for lightning!!"
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Tuesday, January 24

  1. page Aptonyms A–B edited ... My name is John Bagwell and I am an anesthesiologist. (JB) Bagwell, Sheryle ... is Sheryle…
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    My name is John Bagwell and I am an anesthesiologist. (JB)
    Bagwell, Sheryle
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    is Sheryle **Bagwell**.****Bagwell****. A great
    Ball, Harvey
    Published in The Gazette, Montréal, Saturday, April 14, 2001: "Smiley Face designer dies" (Worcester, MA) Harvey R. Ball, inventor of the Smiley Face, died Thursday after a short illness. He was 79. Ball, who co-owned and advertising and public-relation firm in Worcester, designed the Smiley Face in 1963 to boost the morale of workers in two recently merged insurance companies. Ball was paid $45 for his artwork by State Mutual Life Assurance Co. of America —now Allamerica—in 1963. He never applied for a trademark or copyright. At his peak of popularity in 1971, more than 50 million Smiley Faces buttons where sold. In 1999, the U.S. Postal Services issued a smiley Face stamp. See http://elouai.com/smiley-history.php (AB)
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    Spotted by eagle-eyed TB in Sydney, Australia: a greengrocer's called Brown's Greens; also Fry's Meats in Adelaide.
    Bullock, John
    John Bullock iswas the spokesman
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    us by TBTB.
    Burns, Peter
    Peter Burns is former CEO of ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency): http://www.arpansa.gov.au/search/search.cfm?collection=agencies&profile=arpansa&query=Peter+Burns&p=1&x=0&y=0
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