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.
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.
That is my baptismal name, just as sacred as their own baptismal names.
Mozart's full baptismal name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.
While in Loka in 1949 he took a baptismal name 'Wilson' , after Canon Edward Wilson, the Chaplin of Captain Cook's doomed British expedition that attempted to reach the South Pole (Antarctic), in 1912.
She asked to be released from her vows, reclaimed her baptismal name, Monika Hellwig, and continued her Catholic University doctoral studies.
While his baptismal name neatly obscures his Ghanaian identity, he was a remarkable leader and historian who, by openly challenging mission control, "gave Africans a voice and the ability to actively shape history.
The young Percy, to give him his quickly-to-be-rejected baptismal name, was sent to Rugby, which was a disaster, followed by the Slade, from which he was expelled.
From the very early days the baptismal name of the senior male was Guy.
The Director of the School was Sister Mary Ethel, who returned to her baptismal name, Helen Martin.