Talk:Archetypal name

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Are there any references that show use of this term by scholars, defined in this way? If so, surely more can be made of it... as it stands, this is a very weak article that is unsupported by any references (nor can I find any). Obviously, I've no doubt that the concept the article is discussing is real, but there's nothing here (yet) to indicate that an encyclopedia article can be made of it.--Kyorosuke | Talk 21:49, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

There are now two refferences, though I am skeptical they use the phrase "archetypal name." As you are adding them, please quote the text that uses that exact term. Sethie (talk) 17:28, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

I found a few uses of this term with a Google Scholar ( search (24 hits):
  • " We suggest that "John" stands out as the name that would be singled out by the rule "Choose the most archetypal name."" [1] The Nature of Salience: An Experimental Investigation of Pure Coordination Games Judith Mehta, Chris Starmer, Robert Sugden The American Economic Review, Vol. 84, No. 3 (Jun., 1994), pp. 658-673 available in JSTOR; quote was provided via Google Scholar search.
  • "was a short, con- ventional song, ‘Schilderung eines Mädchens’ (Portrait of a Maiden), in which the beloved is referred to by the archetypal name ‘Elise ." ("(BOOK) Beethoven"; broken link)
  • "other creatures, it may be conjectured, one of the earliest motivating principles was the identification of new male referents by the archetypal name dog used" (quote was provided via google scholar search) The Use of Canine Terms in the Names of Other Animals Tom Burns Haber American Speech, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Oct., 1962), pp. 189-199 doi:10.2307/3090565 article available in JSTOR. [2]
  • "Through counterposing the. Tolstoj's "The Cossacks" 481 archetypal name "Ammalat-bek" and its actual representation in Luka, we observe in Olenin the" (quote provided via Google Scholar search) article available in JSTOR [3] The Semiotics of Names and Naming in Tolstoj's "The Cossacks" Lewis Bagby, Pavel Sigalov The Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Winter, 1987), pp. 473-489 doi:10.2307/307046
--Coppertwig (talk) 12:48, 6 March 2008 (UTC)