My question is: is this Latin phrase (nomen omen) used in English at all? I wanted to use it in an essay, but then I thought I'd check, and no, can't find it anywhere. It is used (in Polish, and I think in other languages as well) to indicate that the very name of someone or something is a "sign" (or: that the character of a person is reflected in their name). For example: The absurdity of televangelism is exposed in a song "Jesus he knows me", recorded by a band called, nomen omen, GENESIS. If this is not used, what should I use instead to express thw same idea? Thank you for your help!