metronymic


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a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor

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(4) In many cultures where male is a dominant figure (patronymic) the male surname is adopted, except metronymic cultures, were females are the dominant figure.
One such name is the metronymic Maggs with the variants Meggs and Moggs.
Patronymic (and metronymic) titles are applied more frequently to Orestes: he is five times son of Agamemnon', twice son of Clytemnestra .
At the same time, the metronymic also relates to the idea that Orestes' entanglement in his parents' story, as well as his potential inheritance of their character, was what has led him down the road ending in this new crime.