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  • Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Jesus still loves you even if you’re making a tit of your self in marks and sparks.

    Frankenstein
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    But I don’t believe in fairies.

    Rob Hilton
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxxSIX3fmmo[/video]

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Did you refuse to give your surname too as you’re not Knighted.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Your belief in fairies has no bearing on God’s undimmed love for you.

    tjagain
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    very outdated. should be first name, family name

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I’ve never been asked my name in M&S.

    Who should I complain to?

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I’ve never been asked my name in M&S.

    Who should I complain to?

    Christomer services.

    very outdated. should be first name, family name

    Very outdated, down with the patriarchy.

    Frankenstein
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    Just wondering.

    I told the old bint my first name is ‘Frankenstein’ as I’m an atheist 😆

    Funny as in my suit I’m not questioned about my I.D. yet in my bikewear I need my passport and driving licence…

    I asked the manager for some consistence on what I.D they ask for otherwise customers will not be treated equal.

    Jesus.

    ski
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    Greg’s are on first name terms with me;-)

    andyrm
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    It’s a colloquialism that’s been used interchangeably with “first name” for centuries. Nothing more. No need to overthink or go all militant atheist over.

    In English-speaking cultures, a person’s Christian name is commonly their first name and typically the name by which they are primarily known.

    Traditionally, a Christian name was given on the occasion of Christian baptism, with the ubiquity of infant baptism in medieval Christendom. In Elizabethan England, as suggested by Camden, the term Christian name was not necessarily related to baptism, used merely in the sense of “given name”:

    Why on earth would it not be ok to ask for your Christian name?

    cranberry
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    I’ve never been asked my name in M&S.

    Who should I complain to?

    Don’t worry, the achingly offended will complain on your behalf.

    And find you an oppressed minority to be part of.

    https://www.google.nl/search?q=intersectionality

    nealglover
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    Why on earth would it not be ok to ask for your Christian name?

    You’d have to be trying really hard to find an issue with it wouldn’t you.

    (Or maybe just wanting to a bellend to someone who’s just doing their job)

    tjagain
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    GlennQuagmire – Member

    Why on earth would it not be ok to ask for your Christian name?

    If you are not a Christian? How is a Jew or Hindu supposed to answer – thats why its first name / family name nowadays on official stuff

    I don’t have a christian name – I am not a christian nor am I baptised. Fortunately most people are better informed or more sensitive so don’t use these outdated terms

    geetee1972
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    Isn’t M&S more commonly associated with Judaism?

    philxx1975
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    Who is M&S?

    nealglover
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    I don’t have a christian name – I am not a christian nor am I baptised

    Cool.

    So what would you have done when confronted by such a disgusting slur in M&S ?

    (Be honest)

    If you are not a Christian?

    I’m not – but applying a tiny bit of common sense and I can work out I’m being asked for my first name.

    Why take offence?

    whitestone
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    given name, family name with optional patronymic.

    Frankenstein
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    Son of Odin.

    Guys I’m not taking offence, I’m just surprised people still use that old terminology as it’s just a bit old fashioned asking for a Christian name, hence my reply to that manager: My first name is Frankenstein’.

    Slimshady

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    Why would someone in M&S want to see some ID?

    Is this for buying alcohol?

    donald
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    I thought Christian was an S&M name?

    Frankenstein
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    Nice suit ^^^

    Well I was collecting a parcel.

    Yesterday just needed my surname and no I.D. I was wearing my suit.

    Good thing I had I.D today otherwise I.D have to make another trip.

    Today it was proof of I.D and address etc I assume as I was in mtb clothes and not in my suit.

    Prejudice against cyclists lol

    nealglover
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    hence my reply to that manager: My first name is Frankenstein

    It’s not though is it.

    Yesterday just needed my surname and no I.D. I was wearing my suit.

    Good thing I had I.D today otherwise I.D have to make another trip.

    Today it was proof of I.D and address etc

    So you had no problem with the person yesterday who wasn’t doing their job properly.

    But you decided to pick a pointless argument today with the person who was doing their job properly.

    Odd.

    Edukator
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    Jeremy is a Christian name. He’s a saint who is celebrated on May day in France which is kind of fitting for you TJ. He was a Hebrew prophet who predicted the lack of morality of people would be punished, and it was apparently , again rather fitting. The characteristics of Jeremies don’t need translating:

    Jérémy a une persévérance et une détermination à toute épreuve. Il aime la structure et la sécurité et a horreur du hasard.

    Perfect! Your parents chose wisely. 😉

    tjagain
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    nealglover

    So what would you have done when confronted by such a disgusting slur in M&S ?

    (Be honest)

    dunno really – its not something I have seen or been asked for for decades. I don’t find it offensive although those who are devout non christians might Probably just said something like ” you mean personal ( or first name) and family name”

    Remember I am awkward in real life as well – I refuse 100% to be called by an honorific for example – you know those forms that ask for a title – always left blank, always just my initial. Online ones sometime will not let you leave it blank in which case I tick “other” and fill in ” no title” which has on occasions had stuff addressed to No title T. J 🙂

    I think for that one I shall fill in “grand Poobah” in future or ” lord High everything else”

    tjagain
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    Nice one edukator is that the same chappie as Jeremiah? My surname also has a meaning in Christianity perhaps I should use that as my “Christian” name

    Edukator
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    Yes, Jeremiah or Yirmyahu.

    donald
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    Il aime la structure et la sécurité et a horreur du hasard.

    Sounds like he’d advocate using a helmet 🙂

    Edukator
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    Not if it made drivers around him less careful. He’d be objective about it, look at the stats that show no reduced risks for helmet wearing and make a rational decision to only wear a helmet if it was objectifly the right thing to do. 💡

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Edukator – Reformed Troll

    Jeremy is a Christian name. <snip> He was a Hebrew prophet

    Wait, wut?

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    Bit old fashioned but thats all. I certainly wouldnt be upset about someone asking about it.
    Where I work we switched to just First and Last name a long time back but that was just on the grounds when dealing with multiple countries its easier to understand than Christian and Surname.

    I find not being obstinate just for the sake of it a far easier way to live my life.

    I just wish more people would adopt this approach.

    Hey, life’s all about having a good time 🙂

    hammyuk
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    Unless its Italy…
    then its the other way round….

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