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Brewer's: 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…

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, Female and G…

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. …

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 Los Angeles area? …

Trophy Names

The Question: I need to know if the World Series trophy has a name attached to it (like the Lombardi Trophy in football). The Answer: Th…

Car Names

In a Dodge Diplomat, a soccer mom feels positively patrician by Borgna Brunner 1958 Corvette Convertible Related Links Most Popular Car ColorsLeast and Most Polluting CarsMost C…

Tropical Storm Names

The Question: What is the origin of naming tropical storms and when did this practice begin? The Answer: During World War II, meteorologists in …