What is a surname and given name example?

Given-names: these are the names given to children by their parents (or, rarely, are changed by the children). 2. Family-names (otherwise known as surnames): these are the names passed down from generation to generation (except in Iceland). Example 1: Mary Elizabeth Smith has two given-names and one family-name.

What is my given name and surname?

According to the dictionary, “a given name is a person’s first name, which they are given at birth in addition to their surname.” Whereas the surname is “the name borne in common by members of a family.” The surname is a hereditary name, which is common to all (or most) members of the family.

How do I know my initials?

The first letter of your name is your initial. The first thing you say to someone is your initial greeting. Initial is something that occurs first or at the beginning.

How are initials written?

If all the letters are the same size (also known as block), initials are ordered like your name: first, middle and last. If the monogram features a larger center initial, the ordering is always first name, last name, and middle name.