matronymic

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

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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.