A few years ago, when I was writing a regular column for Pageant magazine, I discovered that letters came in from many places (even far-off India and Australia) after I pointed out the obvious fact that Logan created the loganberry, Machiavelli was immortalized by the adjective machiavellian, Gage grew the greengage, and Sinclair Lewis's George Babbitt epitomized Babbittry.
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"What's In a Name?,"
Word Ways: Vol. 3
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol3/iss2/10