- christchurch chromosome,
- christensen-krabbe disease,
- christian action
Origin of christening
verb (used with object)
Origin of christen
Examples from the Web for christening
It is the first official picture of Prince George to be released since his christening last October.
At the Christening of Prince George, The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in an ivory-colored Alexander McQueen ruffled suit.Kate Middleton Wears Alexander McQueen to Prince George’s Christening|Isabel Wilkinson|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Prince George has arrived for his christening wearing a replica of the traditional royal baptism gown designed in 1841.First Photograph of Prince George at Christening as Godparents Finally Named|Tom Sykes|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
William and Kate have asked Jason Bell to be the official photographer at the christening of their son, Prince George.Official Christening Photographer Will Be Jason Bell|Tom Sykes|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The christening of their firstborn Wednesday is a chance for William and Kate to honor and reward their most loyal buddies.Prince George’s Christening Will Reveal Kate and Will’s Closest, Most Loyal Pals|Tom Sykes|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The king gave a christening feast so grand that the like of it had never been known.The Child's World|Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
The calendar of the canonised has come in handy for the christening of churches.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
"That was the idea in christening him 'Samuel,'" said Archie.Once a Week|Alan Alexander Milne
The christening was a very grand ceremony, in the eyes of the village folk, and everything was done in the most approved fashion.Greifenstein|F. Marion Crawford
The good fairies came to the christening party, and, one after another, five of them gave little Daylight good gifts.How to Tell Stories to Children|Sara Cone Bryant
Word Origin for christen
"act or ceremony of baptizing," c.1300, verbal noun from christen (v.). Old English had cristnung.
c.1200, from Old English cristnian "to baptize," literally "to make Christian," from cristen "Christian" (see Christian). General meaning of "to name" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Christened; christening.