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Admin • Sun May 26, 2019 • 26 • 0


A name is a term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context. The entity identified by a name is called its referent. A personal name identifies, not necessarily uniquely, a specific individual human


People must understand that the arrangement of names is standard across the globe. When you’re asked to mention or write your name, call/write your first name first before any other names and the name that comes last is presumed to be your last name/surname. For example, if you’re James and your surname is John, in writing your name, write James John not the other way round.


All over the globe, the standard practice is:
First name
Middle name(s) if any
Surname or Last Name


However, if you write your surname first, always put comma so that readers can identify it as such. For example, if you write *John, James* a reader will know that John is your surname and James is your first name.


Another acceptable practice is — you write your surname in caps and keep the first name in lower keys. For instance, *JOHN James* will communicate to every reader that your surname is John and your first name is James.


Also, if you want to introduce yourself with your titles, mention the first name first in the sequence. For example; I am
*Prof/Dr./Rev./Mr. James John*
It tells a reader that James is your first name while John is your last. In instances where you mention your surname first after your title, don’t add your first name. For example, “Hello, I am Mr. John” don’t add your first name James.


People are losing juicy jobs due to these minor mistakes they make at job interviews. Stop mentioning your surname before your first name. Surnames always come last that’s why in some jurisdictions, they specifically call it your *Last Name*


You need to mind your name from today onward!




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26 Replies | Last update: July 11, 2019 | Last comment: Olakunle1000


Olakunle1000 (July 11, 2019)
good thing everyone should take note of
Faith igbekele (June 28, 2019)
Thanks for the update
Davo (June 23, 2019)
Lol, caring. Someone is still thanking for that
Olakunle1000 (June 17, 2019)
When someone athends an interview, it enhances the chances of being selected for another stage. your surname or father's name should be mindless when the presence refers to you
Emmy flex (June 12, 2019)
Nice update
Emmy flex (June 07, 2019)
I love it Thanks for the update
Alex q (May 31, 2019)
Thank for posting of this. This is a lesson
Mayor2000 (May 29, 2019)
That's true
Joshua (May 27, 2019)
I comment you admin
Michaeloje4321 (May 27, 2019)
Thanks for the information
Ola mide (May 27, 2019)
This is really educative,thanks to topcash
Alao damilola (May 27, 2019)
Thanks for the info topcashng
Lyass (May 27, 2019)
Name is a means of identification nice one from the admin.
Mayor2000 (May 27, 2019)
There is deep meaning in given name
Favouryk (May 27, 2019)
Name has power
Akande66675 (May 26, 2019)
Nice to know this, thanks for your caring
Abey1 (May 26, 2019)
Weldone, that's a nice piece
Hammedlawal (May 26, 2019)
Thanks for the updates
Mpjofficial (May 26, 2019)
Thanks topcash
Usmanboss (May 26, 2019)
Thanks for the update topcash
David bank (May 26, 2019)
That's true....our first name should come first before any other...but Nigeria mentality has forfeited that, we all know
Dammycrown8 (May 26, 2019)
Yh,this is really the pure truth,Topcash u are really helpful
Pelumi249 (May 26, 2019)
Thanks for the information, it really helpful
Tessy555 (May 26, 2019)
Your name is ur identity
Selemani (May 26, 2019)
Thanks for this useful information
Faith igbekele (May 26, 2019)
Thanks for the update


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