Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:41:29 -0400 From: "Peter L. Patrick" Subject: Re: names to nouns I'm pretty certain I've heard "nouned", "noun8ing" in linguistic discussion before. Though as proper nouns are already nouns (not to mention words), that doesn't quite address the case. I don't know what does. My sense of the verb "coin", as applied to words, excludes proper names, so maybe "coining a noun from a proper name" would work. (The original idea being that coins are interchangeable, as are common but not proper nouns?) --plp