Questions tagged [names]

This tag is for questions related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in English.

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why does “square one” not take an article?

Consider the next idiom: Go back to square one For me, as a non-native speaker, putting the in front of square one sounds equally good as not putting it at all. But, when I speak with native ...
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“Senior” and “Junior” suffixes

Is it possible to call a child "Jack Watson Junior" if his father is called "Charles Watson"? Is it necessary that the father and the son have the same name to be called "Junior" and "Senior" or is it ...
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How to inform other people of your real name?

I usually use a nickname (e.g. John, and other people know me as John). Lets say I want to inform another person about my real name (the name that is on my ID card), how do I say it? My full name ...