nom, Marinelli said, provided 60 percent to 70 percent of his income, which he has yet to make up for.
“His alignment with nom was really part of a downhill spiral for him,” he said.
Even his name is a nom de guerre: Before launching the Temple, he went by the somewhat less evocative Doug Mesner.
French, "name" (9c.), from Latin nomen (see name (n.)). Used in various phrases, e.g. nom de guerre (1670s), name used by a person engaged in some action, literally "war name;" nom de plume (1823), literally "pen name;" nom de théâtre (1874) "stage name." "Nom de plume is open to the criticism that it is ridiculous for English writers to use a French phrase that does not come from France" [Fowler].