Christian name

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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.
This third interchange of the Christian name was completed at the moment when Madame Defarge put her toothpick by, kept her eyebrows up, and slightly rustled in her seat.
Did he know my father's Christian name was Fernand, and his family name Mondego?
Hilbery sat editing his review, or placing together documents by means of which it could be proved that Shelley had written "of" instead of "and," or that the inn in which Byron had slept was called the "Nag's Head" and not the "Turkish Knight," or that the Christian name of Keats's uncle had been John rather than Richard, for he knew more minute details about these poets than any man in England, probably, and was preparing an edition of Shelley which scrupulously observed the poet's system of punctuation.
The young man blushed at the sound of his Christian name.
Finally, the courteous way to address him is Alun Wyn as he has two Christian names by which he is known, and not a double-barrelled surname, as he thinks.
I know Bryan's children, a boy and a girl, will be in their late 30s or early 40s but I don't know their Christian names.
Barclays is trying to win back customer trust by giving its in-store cashpoints christian names like Sally and Mike.
But ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley managed to liven proceedings up in the first half as he remarked about how many Iran players "just use their Christian names on the back of their shirts".
Almost 1,000 students had been housed at the residential school, losing their identities when their Native names were changed to Christian names and then numbers for easy tracking.
In 2004, after converting back to Christianity, they attempted to get new identity cards with their Christian names on them.
WASHINGTON * At a recent Sistine Chapel Mass, Pope Benedict XVI lamented that parents aren't using traditional Christian names for their children.
Attenborough added: "It is disappointing that not all trainers have agreed to their Christian names appearing on racecards, but over time I hope those who have not adopted it will see the merits of it, particularly if they want to promote their businesses.
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