Idem sonans (doctrine)

Idem sonans is a legal doctrine whereby a person's identity is presumed known despite the misspelling of his or her name. The presumption lies in the similarity between the Phonology, or sounds of the correct name and the name as written. Such similar-sounding words are called a homonym, while similar-sounding phrases or names would be a holorime. In Latin it means "Sounding the same." Some examples are Seagrave/Segrave, Hutson/Hudson, Coonrad/Conrad, Keen/Keene, and Diadema/Deadema. (Idem sonans From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idem_sonans)

And in determining if names are "idem sonans", the test is whether, though names are spelled differently, the attentive ear finds difficulty in distinguishing the name when pronounced. See 20 Words and Phrases, page 8; Vol 1, Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Rawle's Third Revision, page 1484; Black's Law Dictionary; Weiband v. State, 69 Okla. Cr. 79, 100 P.2d 297, 298. (law.justia.com)

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