a person’s own name.
Compare pseudonym.
a book published under the real name of the author.
Historical Examples

autonym, aw′ton-im, n. a writing published under the author’s real name.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The volumes of “The autonym Library” by any other name would be just as handy.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 107, September 15, 1894 Various


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