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Baptismal name   /bæptˈɪzməl neɪm/   Listen
Baptismal name

The first name given to Christians at birth or christening.  Synonym: Christian name.

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"Baptismal name" Quotes from Famous Books

... received a baptismal name, which was Kitty; this is Catharine, or Kate, or Hispanice Catalina. It was a good name, as it recalled her original name of pussy. And, by the way, she had also an ancient and honorable surname, viz., De Erauso, which is to this ...
— Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers • Thomas De Quincey

... Patrick was not the baptismal name of the saint; it was given him by St. Celestine[118] as indicative of rank, or it may be with some prophetic intimation of his future greatness. He was baptized by the no less significant appellation of Succat—"brave ...
— An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 • Mary Frances Cusack

... whose baptismal name was John Rowlands, was born of poor parents in Wales, in 1840. Being left an orphan at the age of three, he was sent to the poorhouse in his native place. There he remained for ten years, and then shipped ...
— Eclectic School Readings: Stories from Life • Orison Swett Marden

... replied I, addressing my kind host by his baptismal name, "it is much easier to listen to ...
— The Wild Huntress - Love in the Wilderness • Mayne Reid

... luck," said he, and Duluth it was. She changed the baptismal name Ella to Nellie. At home in Blakeville she had ...
— What's-His-Name • George Barr McCutcheon

... of exorcism proceeded as follows: The werwolf was sprinkled three times with one of the above solutions, and saluted with the sign of the cross, or addressed thrice by his baptismal name, each address being accompanied by a blow on the forehead with a knife; or he was sprinkled, whilst at the same time his girdle was removed; or in lieu of being sprinkled, he had three drops of blood drawn from his chest, ...
— Werwolves • Elliott O'Donnell

... as their Apostle St. Boniface, who is popularly known in his native England by his baptismal name of Winfrid. He was commissioned by Pope Gregory II., in the beginning of the eighth century, and was consecrated Bishop by the ...
— The Faith of Our Fathers • James Cardinal Gibbons

... Heathknowes, refused point-blank to go one foot in the direction of the "Ghaist's Hoose." She persisted in her refusal even when addressed by the awe-inspiring baptismal name of Margaret Simprin Hetherington, and reminded of the ...
— The Dew of Their Youth • S. R. Crockett

... de Berri, because, being only an Enfant de France of the third descent, she has need of that title to set off her relationship. There is nothing to be said for this: if there were any unmarried daughters of the late King, each would be called Madame, with the addition of their baptismal name. ...
— The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete • Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans

... the odd name of Pansie, and whether it was really her baptismal name, I have not ascertained. More probably it was one of those pet appellations that grow out of a child's character, or out of some keen thrill of affection in the parents, an unsought-for and unconscious felicity, a kind of revelation, ...
— The Dolliver Romance • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... there, she told him how she came by the name; how she was brought up by her Aunt Leonie at Raphele, some five miles from Arles, and many other unexciting particulars of her early years. Her baptismal name was Louise. Her mother, who died when she was young, called her Louisette. Aunt Leonie, a very busy woman, with no time for ...
— The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol • William J. Locke

... lively way the gay times Motley and himself had had together in their youthful days, that I was puzzled to guess who could have addressed him from Germany in that easy and off-hand fashion. I knew most of his old friends who would be likely to call him by his baptismal name in its most colloquial form, and exhausted my stock of guesses unsuccessfully before looking at the signature. I confess that I was surprised, after laughing at the hearty and almost boyish tone of the letter, to ...
— Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... the startled skies. And there was tumult in the air, The fife's shrill note, the drum's loud beat, And through the wide land everywhere The answering tread of hurrying feet; While the first oath of Freedom's gun, Came on the blast from Lexington; And Concord, roused, no longer tame, Forgot her old baptismal name, Made bare her patriot arm of power, And swelled the discord of ...
— America First - Patriotic Readings • Various

Words linked to "Baptismal name" :   first name, given name, forename

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