Thinking back on the last correction the word homophone popped into my head. It turns out that when I said homonym I probably meant homophone.
From some Internet Dictionary I found these two definitions:
Homophonesnoun: Each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling, e.g., new and knew. (or in my case breaks and brakes)
Homonyms; plural noun: Each of two or more words having the same spelling but different meanings and origins, e.g. pole and pole.