Dominic Rudman, «A Note on the Personal Name Amon (2 Kings 21,19-26 || 2 Chr 33,21-25)», Vol. 81 (2000) 403-405
Manassehs son Amon (Heb. Nwm)) has what appears to be an Egyptian name. This article argues that Manasseh, who fought alongside Ashurbanipal on his first campaign in Egypt in 667 BCE, named the son born to him during Ashurbanipals second campaign in 663 BCE as a flattering commemoration of his overlords capture of the rebel capital Thebes (Heb. Nwm) )n) in that year.
Ashurbanipal, the second Egyptian campaign was a critical moment in his reign, and confirmed his status (if only temporarily) as undisputed ruler of the known world. What better way for Manasseh, who had campaigned with Ashurbanipal against Tanwetamanis father Tirhakah, to flatter his master than to name the child who would be his eventual heir after the site of Ashurbanipals latest military triumph9?