[ UK /fˈɔːne‍ɪm/ ]
  1. the name that precedes the surname
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How To Use forename In A Sentence

  • This case concerns a dispute with the child's forename, not his surname.
  • Slaves did not have surnames, and lowborn women frequently were not even granted a forename.
  • Fernebuchlyn and Inner-Schyn, and also his whole land of Sutherland towards the west which lay between the aforenamed land and the marches of Ross, to be held to himself and to his own heirs for ever from the granter and his heirs, performing for such lands the service of one bowman and the forinsec service due to the king in respect of such lands; and this grant was confirmed by King William the Lion (who died in December 1214) on the 29th of April, probably in 1212, at Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or, The Jarls and The Freskyns
  • Therefore, forenames (which are often more specific to language or region than surnames) were needed to identify some South Asian participants.
  • So what is to become of all those naturalised people with foreign-born fathers who bear double-barrelled surnames or who are unfortunate enough to have been given more than one forename in the tradition of their father's people?
  • Some recent English language textbooks give Le Chatelier's forename the more usual French spelling, ‘Henri’.
  • If searching for a forename below try the abbreviation first, and if not successful use the full forename.
  • In later life, Francis adopted a third forename, Aloysius. R. B. Saxe
  • 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. Carlos the Jackal plays to the gallery, but this time his courtroom audience has not turned up
  • This forenamed maid hath yet in her the continuance of her first affection: his unjust unkindness, that in all reason should have quenched her love, hath, like an impediment in the current, made it more violent and unruly. Measure for Measure
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