Noms personnels précédant le nom de famille. Il identifie un individu par rapport à une famille.

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First names abbreviated “Jos.” and “J. Baptiste”

I am looking through an old family tree of a French-Canadian clan, with names dating from the 18th and 19th century. A preponderance of women in the chart have their names given simply as "Jos.". ...
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Pourquoi certains prénoms sont-ils au pluriel ?

Pourquoi ces prénoms sont-ils au pluriel : Jules, Charles, Georges ? Y en a-t-il d'autres ?
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Envoyer un e-mail à deux personnes ayant le même prénom

Je dois envoyer un e-mail à deux personnes ayant le même prénom. Comment puis-je commencer l'e-mail? Chers Francks Chers Franck et Franck …?
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Addressing people with prénoms composés who are close to you

Francophone people often have prénoms composés, and I am told that the two hyphenated parts both compose one name and that I shouldn't address Jean-Jacques as Jean or Jacques, for example. The ...
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Etymology and usage of idiom “d'accord, Hector!”

According to the dictionary, there is the following idiom in French: "d'accord, Hector!" which means something like "OK, let's assume". I have some questions about it: Regarding etymology, what ...
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What would the French equivalent of the name “Felix” be?

If an equivalent exists. Or if it doesn't, would a native French speaker find it at all difficult to pronounce the name "Felix"? If yes, is there a similar name that is more natural?
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Est-ce que Tintin est un vrai prénom?

Est-ce que Tintin est un vrai prénom ? Est-ce un diminutif d'un prénom plus long ? Est-ce une invention de la part de Hergé ?
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Is Camille a male or female name?

In English, my instinct is that it is more female. But in French, I have seen Camille has been used in both male and female names if I remember correctly. So is this true? Thanks!
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Monsieur Durand a-t-il un prénom?

Dans les pays anglophones, l'homme de la rue (« Monsieur Tout-le-monde ») sera l'objet d'une personnalisation sous le nom de John Smith (considéré comme le nom le plus répandu). En français, il semble ...