the name given to a person, as distinguished from an inherited family name; first name; Christian name: His given name is John.: Compare birth name.
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How to use given name in a sentence
Though her given name is Diana, she was renamed “Daisy” by her husband, Hal, during their dating days.Jennifer Weiner understands women. Her new novel, ‘That Summer,’ shows us why. | Maureen Corrigan | May 27, 2021 | Washington Post
She now chooses to go with the phonetic pronunciation of her given name as a nod to her new direction, debuting RIP Bonzai in 2018 under the new name.
His given name was Yitzhak-Meir Gitlis, and he answered to Isaac.Ivry Gitlis, Israeli violinist who mesmerized global audiences, dies at 98 | Tim Page | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
Once, at a party in the mid-1980s, I asked Gracie Mansion, the Manhattan gallerist, if she would mind divulging her given name.
And he had used her given name as he added: "Mademoiselle Diane is somewhat interested in our projects."Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
A woman should not sign only her given name in a letter to a man unless he is her fiancé or a relative or an old family friend.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) | Mary Owens Crowther
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."Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Use English capital letters, which you can easily make with your pen, and spell out in full at least one Christian or given name.Harper's Round Table, August 27, 1895 | Various
I beg you to write the inscription to the Prince as I do not know his given name—the 3rd copy please keep for your wife.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) | Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for given name
another term for first name
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