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Pen Name

sometimes written nomde-plume. A fictitious name assumed by an author who does not wish to reveal his real name. (See Nom De Guerre.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Name

What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet. Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2. To take God's name in vain. To use it profanely, thoughtlessly, …

Names

To call a person names. To blackguard a person by calling him nicknames. Names of the Puritans. Praise-God Barebones. A leather-seller in Fleet Street. If-Jesus-Christ-had-not-died-for-…

We ARE naming names

The Question: What is the meaning of the name "Hawaii" and the name "Idaho"? The Answer: The origin of the name Hawaii is uncertain. It …

Naming the Navy

The Question: How are U.S. Navy vessels named? The Answer: Since 1819, naming U.S. Navy vessels has been the responsibility of the Secretary of …

The Names of the Months

See also Greek and Roman MythologyJanuary: named after Janus, the god of doors and gatesFebruary: named after Februalia, a time period when sacrifices were made to atone for sinsMarch: named a…

Animal Names

Homework Center – Frequently Asked Questions Animals: Animal Names Group Names Animal Congregations, or What Do You Call a Group Of... Animal Terms For: Baby, Male…

Naming of Pluto

The Question: How did Pluto get its name? The Answer: We are always getting questions about Pluto, the former planet in our solar system. …

Name the Day

Fix the day of marriage. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894NamesName-son A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related Co…

The Name Game

The origins of professional sports team names by Mike Morrison and John Gettings Do you know why the Los Angeles NBA team is known as the Lakers, despite the lack of lakes in the Lo…