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A personal name is the label which identifies an individual person. It is a proper name; and it is usually made up of a given name plus a surname.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child specifies that a child has the right from birth to a name.[1]

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  1. Text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.