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    I created a TSR account for help solving an IT problem. Since I have an account, I thought I might as well exploit the brilliant minds of TSR again.

    I'm looking for the term where a characters name actually reflects his own personality or physical appearance etc etc.
    I know such a word exists because I remember being told about it last year, about Pip in Great Expectations. I've been googling it for a while and I just cant find it.
    I have a presentation to present tomorrow, thanks for nay help in advance!

    Aptronym means a name that fits some aspect of a character. I believe it was coined originally to describe Dickens' use of character names.

    More importantly, character names like these are self-reflective - they draw attention to the artifice of the text.
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