mrzwink asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 9 years ago

What do you call a name to be used in daily life?

In holland we have names like this:

Johannes Petrus van Vliet. Johannes and Petrus are names given to the child at baptism. In daily life this person would be called Johan. In holland we call this a Roep naam (a calling name)

a nickname is similar, but can vary from person to person and is not used for official purposes. a first name can be any of the 3 first names, not necesarily the ones used in daily life. (or a shortend form there of) given names are even more oficial i think.

is there a similar thing in English? whats it called?

1 Answer

  • Hinda
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    we call it a nickname or we say what do you like to be called,,theres no official term for it

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