- system of naming after the mother's or female line
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metronymy — me·tron·y·my … English syllables
metronymy — mə.ˈtränəmē noun ( es) Etymology: back formation from metronymic : the custom of using matronymics … Useful english dictionary
Names for Names — When my brother and I were little, our parents used to joke that if one of us had been a girl, they could have named us Chris and Alice, so that we would be Chris and Alice Chrisomalis . Fortunately for all concerned, they did not do so, because… … Phrontistery dictionary
metronymic — a.,n. (name) derived from mother s or ancestress s name; pertaining to descent in the female line. ♦ metronymy, n. metronymic usage … Dictionary of difficult words