Types of Proper Names
"Following linguists' definitions we will take proper names as names of unique beings or things. These include:- personal names (surnames, first names, nicknames and pseudonyms);
- geographical names (names of cities, countries, islands, lakes, mountains, rivers and so forth);
- names of unique objects (monuments, buildings, ships or any other unique object, e.g. Excalibur--the sword);
- names of unique animals (e.g. Benji or Bugs Bunny);
- names of institutions and facilities (cinemas, hospitals, hotels, libraries, museums or restaurants);
- names of newspapers and magazines;
- titles of books, musical pieces, paintings or sculptures;
- names of single events (e.g. Kristallnacht).