You say Aptonym; and I say Aptronym. Or Maybe Just Coincidence.

Readers of the Iliad or the Odyssey will remember Nestor as the oldest man in the Trojan War–a lovable, loquacious councilor (or ancient, rambling codger–depending on your taste).

While perusing YLE Radio 1’s Nuntii Latini, I came across a story about the word’s oldest man, a 116-year-old Ukrainian shepherd by the name Gregory Nestor.

Gregori Nestor, pastor Ucrainus, qui vir in orbe terrarum veterrimus habebatur, centum sedecim annos natus in urbe Stari Jaritshiv Ucrainae occidentalis nuper (15.12.) diem obiit supremum.

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