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?
Sounds as simple as a nickname. It was just based on her initials. UNLESS it comes from her middle name.
It is a nickname but Ceili's word is the one I'm looking for
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.
I have a friend, Mike, who is a plumber. He goes by MTP.
Everyone calls him that (Mike the plumber)