William Gibson has a short story collection titled Burning Chrome. One of the stories in this collection is also titled Burning Chrome. I was recommending the book to someone and I wanted to say that of the short stories, the titular/eponymous story Burning Chrome was my favorite.
I believe both words are okay in this context but feel one would be more appropriate. Which one?
For titular, I'm using dictionary.com's 2nd definition:
- from whom or which a title or name is taken.
The book Burning Chrome is named after the titular story within.
For eponymous, I'm using the this definition:
giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.
The short story, Burning Chrome, gives its name to the larger collection of short stories, Burning Chrome.