GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. the name given in baptism, as distinct from the family name, or surname.
- n. A given name, whether received at baptism or not.
- n. the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
- From Christian + name. (Wiktionary)
“Orlando was the Christian name of Mrs. Hittaway's husband.”
““Willy” von Hohenau; for whereas the latter is by birth a princess of Hohenlohe and a niece of the imperial chancellor of that ilk, Countess Fritz is by birth a Countess von der Decken, and rejoices in the Christian name of Charlotte.”
“The name was taken out of the Psalms for the Fourteenth Day of the Month, and was bestowed on her in obedience to her father's conviction that, where parents were constrained to give their child so indistinctive a surname as Smith, they ought to counterbalance it with a Christian name more original and vivacious.”
“The first, Auberon, is the manager at the St Francis; I don't know his Christian name or his home address.”
“I like her society, her having that indescribably dear Christian name is sufficient to account for my partiality; it gives me even pleasure when one of her pocket-handkerchiefs or napkins marked "Constantia" comes into my hands.”
“Mrs Arthur Paget-her Christian name was Jean-yes, she was the deceased's sister.”
“Newby's Christian name was Dangerfield, but he may have been known jokingly as "Dangerous".”
“ It will be observed here that Mrs. Rowson gives to Montraville the same Christian name that was borne by Montrésor.”
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.
“I saw the pride of their Bonzas overthrown, and the most inflamed enemies of the Christian name subjected to the humility of the gospel.”
“Suddenly Nurse Kettle thought of Commander Syce, whose Christian name she had discovered was Geoffrey, and wished with all her heart that he was at hand to advise her.”
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