Archetypal names are proper names of real, mythological, or fictional characters that have become designations for archetypes of certain personal traits.〔 They are a form of antonomasia.
Archetypal names are a literary device used to allude to a certain traits of a character or a plot.〔
Literary critic Egil Törnqvist mentions possible risks in choosing certain names for literary characters. For example, if a person is named Abraham, it is unclear whether the reader is hinted of the biblical or Abraham Lincoln, and only the context provides the proper understanding.〔Egil Törnqvist (2004) "Eugene O'Neill: A Playwright's Theatre", ISBN 0-7864-1713-7, (Chapter 8: "Personal Names and Words of Address )"〕
==Archetypal names for persons==
*Bruce, a male hairdresser or interior designer
*Nanook, an Eskimo
*Tex, a cowboy〔
*Hanako, an archetypal Japanese name for girls.〔Takeda Hiroko (2004) "The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan", ISBN 0-415-32190-5〕
*Jeeves, an archetypal name for a butler.
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