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  • n. Plural form of forename.


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  • The word "Xerox" appeared briefly amid his long list of aristocratic forenames in his Wikipedia entry.

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  • Anyone involved in child protection, be they medic, nurse, police officer or social services, will be well aware that certain forenames seem to come up more than others.

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  • Jürgen Udolph, a University of Leipzig professor and head of the information center there that provides certificates of approval for names that have not yet made the official list, said that “the state has a responsibility to protect people from idiotic forenames.”

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  • The usual genealogical websites weren't helping as there seemed to be no marriage between anyone called Edwin Thorne and a woman with the forenames Isabel Mary.

    Isabel Thorne

  • Maybe we should give them forenames like they do with hurricanes.

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  • Public Profiler will also list top regions (for my name, Vermont first, then New York) and most common forenames (for my name, Lucia, then Paola, then James).

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  • John Dunford, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said that it was possible that new mothers and fathers had lost the ability to spell forenames.

    SSINF (So Stupid It's Not Funny)

  • [Link] Among his proposed forenames for the baby girl: Oprah, Gidget, Paris, KentuckyFriedCruelty. com, and Osama.

    A Baby to Be Named Later

  • His mother, Countess Kamensky, had married outside the aristocracy, to Vassili Pyotr Mironov the first-born son of each generation was always given the same two forenames, with the order changing from one generation to the next, a very successful military man.

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  • What, a huge long list of forenames not good enough for you?

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