baptismal name


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baptismal name

Chris′tian name`


n.
1. the name given to one at baptism, as distinguished from the family name.
[1540–50]
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Noun1.baptismal name - the first name given to Christians at birth or christeningbaptismal name - the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
first name, forename, given name - the name that precedes the surname
References in classic literature ?
(as she and her school-fellows knew) was the baptismal name of Miss Jethro.
We have already mentioned the baptismal name of this ancient chief; but in his conversation with Natty, held in the language of the Delawares, he was heard uniformly to call himself Chingachgook, which, interpreted, means the “Great Snake.” This name he had acquired in his youth, by his skill and prowess in war; but when his brows began to wrinkle with time, and he stood alone, the last of his family, and his particular tribe, the few Delawares, who yet continued about the head- waters of their river, gave him the mournful appellation of Mohegan.
Gallantry claimed her once more; men came to see la Chantefleurie; she found customers again for her merchandise, and out of all these horrors she made baby clothes, caps and bibs, bodices with shoulder-straps of lace, and tiny bonnets of satin, without even thinking of buying herself another coverlet.--Master Eustache, I have already told you not to eat that cake.--It is certain that little Agnes, that was the child's name, a baptismal name, for it was a long time since la Chantefleurie had had any surname--it is certain that that little one was more swathed in ribbons and embroideries than a dauphiness of Dauphiny!
Henri; it was my intention to ask her how she came to be possessed of two English baptismal names, Frances and Evans, in addition to her French surname, also whence she derived her good accent.
At the age of twelve, Morrison became a Catholic and took after her baptismal name Anthony-which led to her nickname, Toni.
Mother Francisca (baptismal name Francisca de Fuentes) founded the Beaterio de Santa Catalina de Siena de las Hermanas de Penitencia de la Tercera Orden on July 26, 1686.
Francisco Domagoso, his baptismal name, might just as well be the Hizzoner of Mega Manila.
I did not want anything too typical, like my Catholic baptismal name, Joseph.
Maybe Igbo names are not befitting for a baptismal name. Or, Igbos were yet to be represented (to be Saints and Angels) in heaven for any Igbo child to take their names on Earth in their honour.
I do indeed know women in the priesthood who use it--and some who go by "Mother," and others by their baptismal name.
For years, I would have said that the name of my confirmation saint, Joan of Arc, tells you more about me than my baptismal name ever could.
"Under the heading 'baptismal name if added after registration of birth and date', the registrar has penned: 'George (on form for altering name) 6th June 1946," the Daily Mail wrote.