Once, at a party in the mid-1980s, I asked Gracie Mansion, the Manhattan gallerist, if she would mind divulging her given name.
His given name commemorates the meeting-place of his parents, a small lake in Staffordshire.
My given name is Joseph Tinker—although they all call me Gyp.
I said, "Am (that was pard's given name, for short), I do not believe that dog wants to go with you any more than you want him."
She noticed that Hugh called her by her given name altogether now.
What Miss Havstad's given name was, no one in the office ever knew.
His given name is James, and he prize-fights fair to middling.
His wife's given name was Sarah, but her maiden name still remains unknown.
It was the first time she had used his given name to a third person.
All called the new man by his given name, a sure sign of their affection.