Words that have been made out of people's names, such as boycott and forsythia, are known as eponyms. However, there appears to be no name for the inverse process, that of creating fictitious names to describe generic behavior or inanimate objects. What behavior or objects do the following names stand for?
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"Imaginary People for You to Meet,"
Word Ways: Vol. 22
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol22/iss3/14