Names

Names

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Teacher’s name

Names of the students

Proper order of names in English: First (Middle) Last/surname

Informal usage: First name only (Robert, Susan, “Sue,” “Bob”)

Formal usage: Title and last name (Dr. Smith, Professor Rogers, Ms. Hamilton)

Full name usage: Business introductions (I’m Jane Westover. You can call me “Jane.”)

List of common English first names (male)

List of common English first names (female)

List of common English surnames

For Conversation practice:

Speaking Situations: Introducing Yourself

Note: It is not necessary for students to have “English names”. However, sometimes

students choose to adopt English names for personal reasons (or simply for class use).

Teachers should make the effort to address students in the way the students prefer,

even if the pronunciation of non-English names is somewhat difficult.