first name


1200–50; Middle English Unabridged


[adj. furst-neym; v. furst-neym]
of or pertaining to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.
verb (used with object), first-named, first-naming.
to address (someone) by his or her first name, especially as a sign of informality or familiarity: The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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first name
Christian name, forename, Also called: given name a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surname

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Example sentences
He gets his first name because he likes to climb rocks.
Needless to say, owners won't be on a first name basis with their local gas
  station attendant.
The gentleman with the same first name seems to be referring to the ill-fated
Then it uploads in alphabetical order from the first name of a band or artist
  until you max out on space.
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