Alexandre de B…
Honoré de Balzac
Horaca de Saint-Aubin
The ‘de’ in Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was self-styled. His grandfather’s surname was Balssa, which was changed to Balzac by his father because of its peasant connotations. The famous French novelist and short story writer used a number of other pseudonyms ranging from Henri B. to Lord R’hoone – the latter an anagram of his Christian name.
Room, A. (1981), ‘Name Stories’, Naming Names, pp.73–74
Room, A. (1981), ‘Name Lists’, Naming Names, p.176
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