Birth name

néeneename at birthde domobirthnamebornnebirth/'maiden' namegiven name
Where births are required to be officially registered, the entire name entered onto a births register or birth certificate may by that fact alone become the person's legal name.wikipedia
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Legal name

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Where births are required to be officially registered, the entire name entered onto a births register or birth certificate may by that fact alone become the person's legal name.
A person's first legal name generally is the name of the person that was given for the purpose of registration of the birth and which then appears on a birth certificate (see birth name), but may change subsequently.

Surname

family nameoccupational surnamelast name
The term née, having feminine grammatical gender, can be used to denote a woman's surname at birth that has been replaced or changed.
In England and cultures derived from there, there has long been a tradition for a woman to change her surname upon marriage from her birth name to her husband's family name.

Glossary of French expressions in English

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The French and English-adopted terms née and né have been used to indicate maiden or married names.

Birth certificate

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Where births are required to be officially registered, the entire name entered onto a births register or birth certificate may by that fact alone become the person's legal name.

Baptism

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The assumption in the Western world is often that the name from birth (or perhaps from baptism or brit milah) will persist to adulthood in the normal course of affairs—either throughout life, or until marriage.

Brit milah

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The assumption in the Western world is often that the name from birth (or perhaps from baptism or brit milah) will persist to adulthood in the normal course of affairs—either throughout life, or until marriage.

Middle name

middle initialmiddlemiddle names
Some possible changes concern middle names, diminutive forms, and changes relating to parental status (due to one's parents' divorce, or adoption by different parents).

Diminutive

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Some possible changes concern middle names, diminutive forms, and changes relating to parental status (due to one's parents' divorce, or adoption by different parents).

Divorce

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Some possible changes concern middle names, diminutive forms, and changes relating to parental status (due to one's parents' divorce, or adoption by different parents).

Adoption

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Some possible changes concern middle names, diminutive forms, and changes relating to parental status (due to one's parents' divorce, or adoption by different parents).

Childhood

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Matters are very different in some cultures in which a birth name is for childhood only, rather than for life.

Transgender

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The term "dead name" is sometimes used to refer to the birth names of transgender people that have been changed to match their gender identity as part of their transitioning.

Transitioning (transgender)

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The term "dead name" is sometimes used to refer to the birth names of transgender people that have been changed to match their gender identity as part of their transitioning.

Maiden and married names

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The French and English-adopted terms née and né have been used to indicate maiden or married names.

Marriage

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In most English-speaking cultures, it is specifically applied to a woman's maiden name after her surname has changed due to marriage.

Grammatical gender

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The term née, having feminine grammatical gender, can be used to denote a woman's surname at birth that has been replaced or changed.

Acute accent

acuteĺsíneadh fada
The diacritic marks (the acute accent) are considered significant to its spelling, and ultimately its meaning, but are sometimes omitted.

University of Oxford

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According to Oxford University's Dictionary of Modern English Usage, the terms are typically placed after the second surname (e.g. 'Ann Smith née Jones' or 'Adam Smith né Jones').

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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According to Oxford University's Dictionary of Modern English Usage, the terms are typically placed after the second surname (e.g. 'Ann Smith née Jones' or 'Adam Smith né Jones').

English language

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Because they are terms adopted into English from French, they do not have to be italicized, but often are.

Italic type

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Because they are terms adopted into English from French, they do not have to be italicized, but often are.

Poland

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In Polish tradition, the term de domo (literally meaning "of house" in Latin) may be used, with rare exceptions meaning the same as née.

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