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Is there a word that describes a person whose given name and surname each contains but a single syllable?

Some examples are:

  • Mae West
  • Bill Fold
  • John Doe
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Who's is a typo, should have been whose. –  Jim Nov 25 '13 at 23:59
    
Thanks, Jon, that was quick. –  Jim Nov 26 '13 at 0:04
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I suppose you could always just call them disyllabic. (Or, if you want to get really fancy and just start making up fancy-sounding words, disyllabonymic.) –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 26 '13 at 0:11
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Brings to mind Asimov's phrase (in Fantastic Voyage) of "...the monosyllabic grunt of Grant." –  Gnawme Nov 26 '13 at 0:28
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If you’re into ethnic profiling, you could just call them Chinese. –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 26 '13 at 1:04

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The best I can think of is to say that their names are disyllabic duonyms, making them disyllabic-duonymic.

Such an answer though is in the realm of fun word games with obscure terms, rather than anything of much use in real English use. Don't say anyone is disyllabic-duonymic, except perhaps as a joke, aimed at a rather nerdy audience.

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Oho! Even better than my disyllabonymic: disyllaboduonymic! :-D –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 26 '13 at 0:12
    
@JanusBahsJacquet well, at least duonym is attested, though more often of compound words than personal names, and I see you also hit on disyllabic, which isn't even being forced into unusual service as it goes. And that's about as much as I can say to justify either of us! –  Jon Hanna Nov 26 '13 at 0:15
    
@JanusBahsJacquet One night also consider using the perfectly well-attested binomial here instead of duonym. Think for example of taxonomic binomials, which are big-endian genus–species pairings of names. In contrast, John Wayne would be a little-endian binomial. I dunno, I might try going for the at-first-glance-contradictory monosyllabic binomials myself. –  tchrist Dec 26 '13 at 2:49
    
@tchrist though binomial is particularly associated with Latin binomial naming conventions. Thus recommending against unless it matches well. –  Jon Hanna Dec 27 '13 at 0:09

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