Examples from the Web for self-given
Hence, too, his dearly loved and self-given title of "Wall Street Farmer."Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
He was first into the sea, and at once swam out with the bravado of justifying his self-given reputation.Five Tales|John Galsworthy
The self-given promises of that tearful night of parting were forgotten.
British Dictionary definitions for self-given
Word Origin and History for self-given
past participle adjective, late 14c., "allotted, predestined," from give; also with a noun sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Germanic ideology (Old English had giefeðe in this sense). The modern sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. Given name (1827) so called because given at baptism.