In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Sunny by name (her given name is Sonia) and sunny by nature, she says that laughter and living well are the best revenge for what has happened to her.
- I loath my middle name, where as my brother despises his given name.
- It occurred to her then she had never heard his given name, only the title.
- Instead, each person has a given name, followed by the given names of his or her father, grandfather, and so on.
- Although her given names were Dorothy Janet, my mother's name was Jan to all those who knew her.
- Family names come first and given names second.
- Girls are often given names of flowers or gems, while boys might be given names that suggest strength.
- It's a little like carrying both a given name and a family name.
- The second is the generational name and the given name written last.
- I know that I am in trouble when she refers to me not by my given name but by my proper title.
- I know two people with the same name, that is, the same given name and the same surname.
- Placenames can give us fascinating insights into local history, given names into social history, and surnames into the family history or genealogy.
- Your character has to have a surname and a given name.
- But Chinese never use just the surname to address a person as foreigners often do and they seldom call others by their given name if the name is only a single word.
- Her given name, middle, and surname were assigned at random so a birth certificate could be made up.
- Asian American surnames usually follow the English manner, with the given name first and the surname last.
- Only the given name and the first three letters of the family name are recorded on the client information database.
- All entries must include rank, full given names, family name, unit, point of contact telephone number and e-mail address of the photographer.
- In both cases, the sports world knows of them by names different from their given names.
- After all, what does one do with two given names like ‘Victoria’ and ‘Elizabeth’ except give oneself a few royal airs.
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