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This third interchange of the Christian name was completed at the moment when Madame Defarge put her toothpick by, kept her eyebrows up, and slightly rustled in her seat.
Tupman called distractedly upon some feminine Christian name, and then opened first one eye, and then the other, and then fell back and shut them both--all this would be as difficult to describe in detail, as it would be to depict the gradual recovering of the unfortunate individual, the binding up of his arm with pocket-handkerchiefs, and the conveying him back by slow degrees supported by the arms of his anxious friends.
It signifies to my father, the Count of Morcerf, whose Christian name is Fernand
Oh, well, he will add, `We are warranted in believing that this Fernand is not the illustrious Count of Morcerf, who also bears the same Christian name.
Only my Christian name, and that I am quite sure she never mentioned to any one.
Moncharmin did not know a note of music, but he called the minister of education and fine arts by his Christian name, had dabbled a little in society journalism and enjoyed a considerable private income.
The last letter read was addressed to the prisoner in a woman's handwriting, and was signed by a woman's Christian name only.
A change in the rules four years ago allowed riders to see their christian names, rather than initials, in print, but not all daily publications embraced the change with column inches for racing at a premium and some being forced to drop cards.
They said I needed to complete the christian names and that I could do this online.
This Mr Rees (who may have had other Christian names, but I don't know) came from Port Talbot and from what I can work out, he would have been there in the 1930s and probably before.
As a measure of their fame - or notoriety - consider the fact that they are among very few people in this country who are instantly recognised by the mere mention of their Christian names.
Barclays is trying to win back customer trust by giving its in-store cashpoints christian names like Sally and Mike.

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