PseudonymA pseudonym or allonym is a name, (sometimes legally adopted, sometimes purely fictitious), used by an individual as an alternative to their birth name.
Famous pseudonyms of people who were neither authors nor actors include:
- Le Corbusier, the architect, was Charles Edouard Jeanneret.
- Alan Smithee is name used by directorss who disown their own movie.
- Nicolas Bourbaki was a famous pseudonym for a group of mathematicians
- Student was William Sealey Gosset, discoverer of Student's t-distribution in statistics.