Christian name

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  • noun

Synonyms for Christian name

the first name given to Christians at birth or christening

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Her Christian name: I always forget her Christian name.
Oh, but his family name isn't Fairfax," said Jessie hastily; "that's his FIRST name, his Christian name.
At this second interchange of the Christian name, Madame Defarge, still using her toothpick with profound composure, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
It was not long before the old man accepted him to full relationship by calling him by his Christian name.
Here, of course, he did not find her; and what added to his depression was the discovery that no "Mrs Clare" had ever been heard of by the cottagers or by the farmer himself, though Tess was remembered well enough by her Christian name.
Drusilla," she said (if I have not already mentioned that my Christian name is Drusilla, permit me to mention it now), "you are touching quite innocently, I know--on a very distressing subject.
The name and Christian name were carefully repeated by Monsieur.
It was noticeable that she no longer called the offending lady by her Christian name.
I think she was a little surprised to find that both outfits were for the same house; and she certainly betrayed an ignoble curiosity about the mother's Christian name, but she was much easier to brow-beat than a fine lady would have been, and I am sure she and her daughter enjoyed themselves hugely in the shops, from one of which I shall never forget Irene emerging proudly with a commissionaire, who conducted her under an umbrella to the cab where I was lying in wait.
He went and spoke to her, and called her by her Christian name, so as again to bring blushes to her pale face--"My wife says you have been singing like an angel," he said to Becky.
To Laura's secret surprise and to my secret alarm, he called her by her Christian name, asked if she had heard lately from her uncle.
Add to this that he was in years just twenty, in his looks much older, and in conceit at least two hundred; that he had no objection to be jested with, touching his admiration of his master's daughter; and had even, when called upon at a certain obscure tavern to pledge the lady whom he honoured with his love, toasted, with many winks and leers, a fair creature whose Christian name, he said, began with a D--;--and as much is known of Sim Tappertit, who has by this time followed the locksmith in to breakfast, as is necessary to be known in making his acquaintance.
Copperfield called her by it, because her Christian name was the same as mine.
Call me by my Christian name,” interrupted Elizabeth; “this is not a place, neither is this a scene, for forms.
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