forename


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fore·name

 (fôr′nām′)
n.
A name before one's surname; a first name.

forename

(ˈfɔːˌneɪm)
n
a first or Christian name

fore•name

(ˈfɔrˌneɪm, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
[1525–35]

first name

Christian nameforenamegiven name
1. 'first name'

Your first name is the name that was given to you when you were born. Your first name comes in front of your surname.

At some point in the conversation Brian began calling Philip by his first name.
2. 'Christian name'

In British English, people sometimes use Christian name instead of first name. This use is rather old-fashioned.

Do all your students call you by your Christian name?

In American English, Christian name is not used.

3. 'forename'

On official forms, you are usually asked to write your surname and your first name or forename. Forename is only used in writing.

4. 'given name'

In American English, given name is sometimes used instead of 'first name' or 'forename'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forename - the name that precedes the surname
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
baptismal name, Christian name - the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
praenomen - the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome
Translations
křestní jméno
etunimi
förnamn

forename

[ˈfɔːneɪm] Nnombre m, nombre m de pila

forename

[ˈfɔːrneɪm] nprénom m

forename

nVorname m

forename

[ˈfɔːˌneɪm] nnome m di battesimo
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In order to participate in the seminar, all interested stakeholders are required to submit an application stating their surname, forename, place of employment, and contact details (telephone, e-mail) to research@bank.
Looking back at the register in 1900, more than 68 per cent of boys were given a forename in the top 10 while in 2017, just 12.
My mum and dad agreed what I was going to be called and he took the papers to go off and register the birth, and then he changed the name" Jeremy Corbyn, who never found out what his forename was originally going to be "Because I'm British, I guess, and I like British writing and British work, and I love it here.
My mum and dad agreed what I was going to be called and he took the papers to go off and register the birth, and then he changed the name" - Jeremy Corbyn, adding that he never found out what his forename was originally going to be.
Roman women also originally had forenames and family names but later abandoned the forename and used the family name with a feminine ending -thus Julius became Julia and Cornelius became Cornelia.
S/he can change his/her forename or surname or rearrange her/his existing names.
Mind you, one poor soul was called Friendless while a girl with the surname Castle was given the forename Windsor.
8million new boy was given the forename as a homage to Dutch great Johan Neeskens.
In the 1950s, he changed his professional name again, taking the surname of Kathryn Grayson, the Hollywood star, and adding the forename Larry.
Voluntarism is manifested as far as assigning the forename by the parents is concerned, designated in common speech as "Christian name".
3]ttir, to have her forename officially recognized by the authorities, overturning an earlier court ruling.
Even to give your child a Welsh forename was a crime and risked imprisonment.