When something is eponymous, it takes its own name as its title. For example, Foo Fighters' first album was eponymous — it was called "Foo Fighters."

It's interesting that books are almost never eponymous. For instance, Herman Melville never wrote a story or a novel called "Herman Melville," and Dickens never titled any of his novels "Charles Dickens." But singers and bands often name at least one of their albums or CDs after themselves. The same goes for TV shows. Think of "Roseanne." Her eponymous show was called, obviously, "Roseanne." Sometimes there's a pun in the name. For example, the Doral Company is named for its founders, Doris and Al. Is that eponymous? You tell me...

Definitions of eponymous
  1. adjective
    being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym
    synonyms: eponymic
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