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common name

n.
A common or vernacular name as distinguished from a scientific name, as water moccassin or cotton mouth for the snake Agkistrodon piscivorus.
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Certain monikers on the list are actually fairly common names, while others are obviously pretty unpopular - given their connotations.
As a person with a common name, Dennis, I still have to often say "two Ns", so I sympathise with people who will spend their whole life facing problems giving their name.
There are two indexes to this book: one is called 'Index' and is the Main Index, while a second is called 'Index of family common names'.
Noah, for example, is more commonly found in the cities of Be'er Sheva, Modi'in, Netanya, Petah Tikva and the remaining big cities, with the exception of Jerusalem and Bnei Brak, featuring among the six most common names.
6 Often common names are straight to the point and tell you what you need to know.
I think everybody wants to see common names. As a vegan, if I can't pronounce something on a label, I usually don't buy it ...
"Because some of the names are common names so they might just have the same name while the others have no record with us.
Katie Hopkins, the one who believes her kids should be kept away from common children with common names in case they catch rickets, or even worse, start dropping their aitches, has been passing judgment on minorities again.
You may know the plant by one of several common names: Hen and Chickens, House Leek, Thor's Plant, or even "Welcome home husband, be ye ever so drunk." Common names are often amusing, insightful and indicative of the previous virtues or uses of the plant.
It provides listings of common names, scientific names, synonyms and etymology and is packed with papers, reports, discussions of herbal medicine and botanical applications, and much more.
of Georgia) has compiled an extraordinary linguistic reference, assembling common names in 370 languages, for 404 commercially cultivated crops.
IHSAN YOUSSEF DOHA THERE is much in a name as the popularity of the two most common names in Qatar -- Mohammad for boys and Fatima for girls--suggests.