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In english language a word for this

 
 
lovejoy
 
Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 03:02 am
I have a friend from school days called Katherine Cookson (not the famous one) she has been known all her life to her friends as Casey, KC kaysee get it?

What I would like to know is this, is there a word that describes making (in this case a name) from the sound of another?

 
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 07:41 am
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym_and_initialism

Sounds as simple as a nickname. It was just based on her initials. UNLESS it comes from her middle name.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 09:44 am
Onomatopoeia
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 10:39 am
It is a nickname but Ceili's word is the one I'm looking for Very Happy
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Transcend
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 06:51 pm
I would say it's more of a phonetic nickname, rather than onomatopoeic. Phonetic meaning writing it as it sounds. Onomatopoeia is usually used in response to the sound of an action, like the noise an animal makes or the sound of a door slamming.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 07:23 pm
Transliteration
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jul, 2010 06:17 am
I have a friend, Mike, who is a plumber. He goes by MTP.

Everyone calls him that (Mike the plumber)
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