from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A name before one's surname; a first name.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A name that precedes the surname.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name.
- transitive v. To name or mention before.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name that precedes the family name or surname; a prenomen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the name that precedes the surname
Please note that "first" name, sometimes called forename or given name, also includes middle names or initials.
Wait, does having the same forename make people related?
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, the middle son of a wealthy Marxist who gave all three of his sons a Lenin forename and sent them to Moscow's Patrice Lumumba University, was 26 years old when he pulled off one of the greatest pieces of terrorist theatre of the late 20th century.
While Redknapp's spouse is, indeed, called Louise, the video clip of this incident makes it clear Keys was referring to a different woman with the same forename Andy Gray didn't develop his ideas about women in a vacuum, 27 January, page 10, G2.
The author sorting depends on how the file has been made; sometimes it sorts by forename and sometimes by surname.
Roger Backhouse wonders why his forename has never become really popular, in spite of the intelligence and charisma of some of its holders N&Q, 2 February.
In "Experience" Martin Amis, impressed by his posh classmates at boarding school, looks up his own name: "Martin was the forename of half the England football team; and when I looked up Amis in a dictionary of surnames I was confronted by the following: 'Of the lower classes, esp. slaves.'"
In later life, Francis adopted a third forename, Aloysius.
Harry S truman is not a full name its a forename and surname and a middle initial.
Nasif, I don't know whether you are British but your forename suggests that you are Muslim.
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