One editor of his De Consolatione, Bertius, thinks that he bore the praenomen of Flavius, but there is no authority for this supposition.
455 by order of Valentinian III., was his grandfather, but these facts do not prove that he also had the praenomen of Flavius.
By his will the Elder Pliny had made his nephew his adopted son, and the latter now assumed the nomen and praenomen of his adoptive father.
76, errs in stating that he used the title imperator as a praenomen.
The Lives of the Sophists gives the praenomen Flavius, which, however, is found elsewhere only in Tzetzes.