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General words for names, and types of name

aka

also known as: used when giving someone’s real name followed by a different name they also use

alias

preposition

used before a different name that someone uses instead of their real name

alias

noun

a different name that someone uses instead of their real name

appellation

noun

a name or title

assumed name

noun

a name someone uses so that no one will know their real name

Christian name

noun

someone’s first name, or other name they have been given that is different from their family name

designation

noun

a name or title

double-barrelled

adjective

a double-barrelled name is a family name with two parts, usually joined by a hyphen, for example ‘Lloyd-Webber’

epithet

noun

an offensive or insulting name for someone

family name

noun

the part of your name that all the people in your family have

first name

noun

the name that comes before your family name

forename

noun

a first name

full name

noun

your whole name, including your first name, middle name, and family name

given name

noun

the name that your parents give you when you are born

handle

noun

someone’s name

last name

noun

the name that you share with the other members of your family. In English it is at the end of your full name. The usual British word is surname.

maiden name

noun

the original family name of a married woman who uses her husband’s family name instead

middle name

noun

a second name that some people have between their first name and their family name

misnomer

noun

a name or description that is incorrect or unsuitable

moniker

noun

a name, or a nickname

name

noun

a word or set of words by which a person or thing is usually known

nickname

noun

an informal name that your friends or family call you that is not your real name

nom de guerre

noun

a false name used by someone who is trying to achieve political change

nom de plume

noun

a false name used by a writer

nomenclature

noun

a system for naming things

pet name

noun

an informal friendly name for a friend or member of your family

pseudonym

noun

a name that someone uses that is not their real name, especially for writing a book

sobriquet

noun

a nickname

surname

noun

the name that you share with other members of your family. In English it is the last part of your full name.

title

noun

a name for someone’s job within a company or organization

form/mode/term of address

the name or title that you give someone when you speak or write to them

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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