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Her uncommon patronym reminds one of a Chinese philosopher with the same last name, Meng-zi (Mencius) who is arguably the most famous after Confucius.
First and middle names usually give expression to ethnic origins other than the patronym.
A more apt formulation, tailored to the circumstances I am dealing with here, is to suggest that Byron is forever prematurely born, inadequate and untimely rapt, or--dare I say it--lame, in relation to the aristocratic patronym he wants to be, a sense of Being he conflates with becoming a metonym for sovereignty or "The grand Napoleon of the realms of rhyme" he will make himself out to be (Don Juan XI.
This explanation signals but by no means exhausts the complex fantasies, connected to the concealment of my Jewish background through my patronym, which I elaborated around the name I bear, a name which is distinguished, moreover, by a minute discrepancy between the way it is spelled and the way it is pronounced in French: it should be written Perec or Perrec (and that's how it always is written spontaneously, either with an acute accent or with a double "r"; but it is Perec, despite the fact that it is not pronounced Peurec.
He signed his drawings "Guis", the Spanish spelling for his Welsh patronym, Hughes.
I follow other researchers in assuming that the patronym is the father's name and not the mother's.
Etymology: Patronym for Istvan Pajor, who, as a postgraduate student of the University of KwaZulu-Natal researching the insect fauna associated with Protea species, collected the holotype of this species, along with many other specimens of Proteaphila.
Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century nobleman better known by his patronym, Dracula, was a distant ancestor of Charles' great grandmother Queen Mary, wife of George V.
Lina's slave status, once revealed, furthermore divests her of any entitlement to the patronym "Hartly/Hartley.
Pamle may also refer to extended networks of kin-relations of various kinds, such as an individual's cognatic kindred or more bounded groups within a cognatic kindred, such as those sharing a patronym (particularly relevant in the context of land inheritance).
But the husband's name is more likely, because such a large use of the patronym among members of the popolo minuto would be unusual, where the designation of married or widowed women through the name of their husbands represents the most frequent usage in Venetian documents.
Slaves, rarely identified with patronym or family name, are not included in the present study.