The proper noun when spoken can be confused for the common noun.
This is now replaced as a common noun by the French word nephew, but it survives in the surname Neave.
A common noun is a name which belongs to all things of a class of objects.
The groundwork of the pleasantry is the identity in form of the proper name with the common noun ‘will.’
Do not capitalize the common noun if it follows the proper name.
The common noun hamper is from hanapier in a sense something like plate-basket.
It will be observed that in many places I have capitalized the common noun Lake.
We define a common noun as "the name of a class," and we define a concept as the meaning or idea we have of a class.
The common noun was made a proper name, and a legend by degrees attached to it.
The common interrogative pronoun aha, what, is treated as a common noun.