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Is Mary a Christian name? Most biblical names have been heavily anglicised in India.
Attenborough added: "It is disappointing that not all trainers have agreed to their Christian names appearing on racecards, but over time I hope those who have not adopted it will see the merits of it, particularly if they want to promote their businesses."
POPE Benedict XVI yesterday called on parents to use proper Christian names when naming children.
To continue to refer to Calvin's Christian name in English is ethnocentric: what would the Presbyterian churches of Scotland, Canada, and the United States say if French-speaking Protestants refer to Knox's Christian name as Jean?
In 2004, she issued a computerized national identification card stating both her Christian name and faith.
I have written before that many children are given Christian names after recently deceased people.
Ivana, who believes in keeping the red flag flying is clearly leaving her new daughter's political options wide open for the future if her Christian name is anything to go by.
Cruz is commonly used as a surname and is an old-fashioned sounding girls' Christian name, she added.
Ruth, who had chosen her Christian name with much care, went on to study in the U.S., married there, and returned to China not realizing the turmoil that had overtaken her country by the mid-thirties.
Both Ciappelli in this section, and Anthony Molho, in the fourth section on the transmission of memory, point to reasons of state to explain, on one hand, the proliferation of libri di famiglia, and on the other, a sudden surge in the use of surnames in documents between 1300 and the mid-Quattrocento, culminating in the organization of the 1458 index to the Tratte (drawings for offices) for the first time by surname rather than by Christian name. In both cases, the requirements of political officeholding and the need to identify the state's debtors and creditors fueled these important markers of lineage, memory, and family identity.
Put them over the knee, paddle their fannies, tell them to wipe that smirk off their face and to speak up only when they've learned something about the world." Then there's The Boston Globe's Alex Beam, who coined the nasty term that's now practically interchangeable with Coulter's Christian name: right-wing telebimbo.
At first a sign of conversion, taking a Christian name was later associated with the rites of passage marked by the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.

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