I wonder how it comes from Amenhotep. I would understand <i>Ameni</i> or <i>Meni</i> or something similar, but Hui?
As far as I know, Huy was the name of one of Amenhotep III chief sculptors and not a nickname of the Pharaoh himslf. Huy described himself as "sculpltor of Amun" in his Theban tomb inscriptions.
I did some digging around and found that Amenhotep III had at least 4 officials with the name Huy!
1) the previously mentioned chief sculptor named Huy.
2)His very close friend and chief scribe (among many other titles) Amenhotep Son of hapu, who also went by the nickname Huy.
3)His chief steward of Memphis named Amenhotep Huy.
4)His southern Vizier, Amenhotep Huy.
Tutankhamun also had an official named Amenhotep Huy who was a viceroy of Wawat and Kush (Nubia).
So here we have 5 huys, 4 of which also go by the name Huy. But what does the name Huy mean? According to Budge (looking around and ducking as I type) there are two different meanings to Huy , each using different symbols:
1) hui = self
2) hui = illumination, light
If anyone can find pictures of inscriptions with the name Huy it would be helpful in finding the which meaning of the name Huy is accurate based on the glyphs.............unless of course someone here already knows!!!!!!?????