Why, can you imagine what would happen if we named all the twos Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things? You’d have to say Robert plus John equals four, and if the four’s name were Albert, things would be hopeless. ~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth, p.173; NA
Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth’s marvels, beneath the dust of habit. ~Salman Rushdie
Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable. ~William Hazlitt
Name is a fence and within it you are nameless. ~Samuli Paronen
Words have meaning and names have power. ~Author Unknown
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~Proverb
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. ~Thomas C. Haliburton
People’s fates are simplified by their names. ~Elias Canetti
Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves. ~Terri Guillemets
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.