In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte exploits the potential of nicknames and addresses to reveal the nature of relationships which are formed within the novel, especially the relationship between Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester. Bronte also uses Jane's adoption of the alias "Jane Elliott" to reflect the heroine's quest for an ordinary existence which, in the end, she finds too stifling.
"Nicknames, Forms of Address, and Alias in Jane Eyre,"
Literary Onomastics Studies: Vol. 14
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/los/vol14/iss1/6