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[poll] Names!

To clarify slightly (hopefully): the "more than two middle names" was meant to read "more than two given names (i.e., more than one middle name)". And the "human" option is for those who would prefer to answer neither "male" nor "female"; I take it for granted that most people who chose "male" or "female" also consider themselves "human".

Poll #482803 What's in a name?

Which of these terms do you use for a name that your parents choose for you?

given name
2(1.8%)
first name
12(10.7%)
firstname
0(0.0%)
Christian name
1(0.9%)
baptismal name
0(0.0%)
little name
0(0.0%)
name
1(0.9%)
forename
0(0.0%)
something else which I'll mention in comments
0(0.0%)

Which of those terms do you use most often?

given name
6(5.4%)
first name
74(66.1%)
firstname
2(1.8%)
Christian name
5(4.5%)
baptismal name
0(0.0%)
little name
0(0.0%)
name
21(18.8%)
forename
2(1.8%)
something else which I'll mention in comments
2(1.8%)

Which of these terms do you use for a name that you inherit from your parents?

family name
0(0.0%)
surname
10(8.9%)
last name
15(13.4%)
lastname
0(0.0%)
aftername
0(0.0%)
big name
0(0.0%)
something else which I'll mention in comments
0(0.0%)

Which of those terms do you use most often?

family name
1(0.9%)
surname
42(37.5%)
last name
68(60.7%)
lastname
0(0.0%)
aftername
0(0.0%)
big name
0(0.0%)
something else which I'll mention in comments
1(0.9%)

I usually write my name

I only have one name
0(0.0%)
given name + family name (e.g. John Smith, Pierre Deschamps, Yoko Ono, Ferenc Molnár)
103(92.0%)
family name + given name (e.g. Smith John, Deschamps Pierre, Ono Yoko, Molnár Ferenc)
0(0.0%)
family name + "," + given name (e.g. Smith, John; Deschamps, Pierre; Ono, Yoko; Molnár, Ferenc)
1(0.9%)
family name first in my native language, given name first in English
2(1.8%)
some other way which I'll explain in comments
6(5.4%)

Do you capitalise your family name? (e.g. John SMITH / NAKAMURA Chieko)

Yes
4(3.6%)
Only when writing English, not in my native language
0(0.0%)
Only when writing my family name first
3(2.7%)
Sometimes
8(7.2%)
No
96(86.5%)

Which of the following do you have in your full name?

At least one given name
0(0.0%)
One middle name (two given names)
8(7.2%)
More than two middle names / more than three given names
1(0.9%)
A middle initial that is not an abbreviation of a name
0(0.0%)
A given name (not my first given name) that is a Saint's name
0(0.0%)
A family name that is the same as the family name of at least one parent
3(2.7%)
A family name that is combined of my parents' family names (hyphenated or not)
0(0.0%)
A family name that is not the same as any of my parents' family names, but is not a patronymic/matronymic
0(0.0%)
A parent's maiden name as an additional given name/middle name
0(0.0%)
A parent's maiden name as an additional family name (e.g. Spanish-style "José García Hernández")
0(0.0%)
A patronymic (name based on your father's given name, e.g. Russian-style "Ivan Petrovich Kuznetsov" or Icelandic "Jón Stefánsson"/"Kata Jónsdóttir")
0(0.0%)
A matronymic (name based on your mother's given name)
0(0.0%)
My father's given name in addition to my own (e.g. Arabic custom or some parts of India)
0(0.0%)
My grandfather's and possibly great-grandfather's given name in addition to my own (e.g. Arabic custom)
0(0.0%)

Do most people call you by...

your first given name
72(64.3%)
one of your given names, but not your first given name
0(0.0%)
a nickname
33(29.5%)
more than one of your given names (e.g. "Ana Maria", usually used together but considered two given names)
1(0.9%)
Something else
6(5.4%)

When you married, did you change your family name? If you marry, do you expect to change your family name?

I changed/will change my family name to that of my spouse.
36(33.0%)
I changed/will change my family name to a name composed of my name and my spouse's.
13(11.9%)
I changed/will change my family name to a name that neither I nor my spouse had previously.
0(0.0%)
I did not change my name/will probably not change my name
50(45.9%)
Other
10(9.2%)

Would you expect your partner to change their family name when they marry you?

Yes, and they did
9(8.1%)
Yes, and they didn't
1(0.9%)
Yes, though I'm not married yet
14(12.6%)
No
73(65.8%)
Other
14(12.6%)

I consider myself

Male
29(25.9%)
Female
74(66.1%)
Human
6(5.4%)
None of the above
3(2.7%)

Anything else you don't want to put in a comment?

Poll #482804 My name

Would you tell me your (real) name? If so, what is it? (visible only to me)

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