In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(baptize)bautizarwe christened him Daniel — lo bautizamos con el nombre de Daniel
- Born in Gisborne on 11 November 1912 and christened Marjorie Iris Somervell, she was just a girl during World War I.
- This spring water was used in the font in the church to christen babies.
- Bohr, although he had been christened in the Christian Church, had Jewish origins on his mother's side and so, when the Nazis occupied Denmark in 1940, his life became exceedingly difficult.
- George Eliot, christened Mary Anne Evans, was born on November 22, 1819.
- Although christened Maria Philomena, she like to be called by her preferred name, Maureen.
- She was born on June 16, 1886, and christened Helen Nora Wilson Low.
- The son, christened Joseph William, grew up in Dundas with his mother and five elder sisters, and was one of the first pupils to attend the new Union School, built in 1857.
- Hundreds of people packed into St Elizabeth's Parish Church in Horwich on Monday - the same church where Byron was christened 18 years ago - to say their final goodbyes.
- Despite my views on God and religion, I felt it important that the kids should be christened in their local church.
- The baby was christened in the Holy Family Church and will be called Niamh Mary.
- A doting couple travelled 3,000 miles so their baby could be christened in the same cathedral as his mother and grandmother.
- The baby boy was christened John Paul a short time later.
- Babies are christened according to the principles set down by the Lutheran Church of Iceland.
- Their baby son will be christened Matthew in memory of his father.
- Now, eight months after their dramatic birth, they are in good health and have been christened at Bury Parish Church.
- As befitted his station the child was christened in the Church of the Mission.
- Babies had to be christened in the established Protestant church, couples had to be married there, and everyone had to attend Protestant Sunday services on pain of heavy fines or imprisonment.
- The baby, to be christened Clara Rosa, was born on June 26 and weighed 6lbs 8ozs.
- She had twice asked a vicar to christen the baby.
- Emily was put on a ventilator and christened in the hospital, but after five weeks doctors said she was strong enough to go home with her parents.
2British informal(use for first time)estrenar
- I'm so glad I brought my walking pole, it's great for measuring bog depth before you leap in, my new boots have been well and truly christened now.
- Several drinks later, comes the worst part of the day - what seems like a half-day trek through the mud, in the dark, uphill, to our tent in the newly christened Strummer field.
- Brown made his Yorkshire debut in the first friendly of the season against Derbyshire at Scarborough's South Cliff Golf Club, where several new holes were christened in the inter-county exchange.
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