because we’re talking a lot about Amis naming conventions today”
I was going through the Brick for reference (as I do) and noticed a general pattern to the Lesgles/Laigle/Bossuet thing, at least in terms of how characters use it. . Mostly (mostly!) people call him Bossuet when they’re being jokey/informal, and some variant on the Laigle construct when they’re being formal, or (especially) complimentary (Courfeyrac’s espesially notable for that, since he doesn’t have the weird Napoleon reaction going about the Lesgles/L’aigle thing).
Except Grantaire, who is INSISTENT on the Laigle terminology, even when he’s referencing the funeral oration, and usually draws it out to the full Laigle-de-Meaux form. The only time Grantaire even acknowledges the Bossuet nickname is when he’s not talking TO Bossuet but having his little talking-to-no-one-but-sort-of-Enjolras moment in the Corinth, and paraphrasing Enjolras, who DOES use Bossuet, we know that from the Lieutenants chapter.
So, there’s just a point for character reference, and beyond that I don’t know exactly what to make of it besides aklaghklsdgh DORKS AND THEIR DORK FRIENDSHIPS , and then there’s gauzyreads whole Chickens and Eagles meta and I REALLY don’t know what to do with that, but IT IS A THING THAT IS SO, and if you need me I’ll be over here having emotions about nicknames.