See how easily and quickly you can find the missing names in the sentences below. The answers are printed after the exercise to help you.
1 William F. Cody (1846 - 1917) was nicknamed ...
2 Mozart's Christian names were ....
3 Queen Elizabeth's youngest son is called ....
Idlewild Airport in was renamed ... after this man's death. New York
5 ...'s real name is Richard Starkey.
6 A Swedish actress by the name of Greta Gustaffson adopted the screen pseudonym of... .
7 Bach's initials, J.S., stand for ....
8 Mrs Mark Phillips' maiden name was ....
9 The newest airport in
is named after .... Paris
10 Most Englishmen have pretended at some time in their life to be William Younger, alias ....
11 Samuel Clemens' pen-name was ....
12 The stretch of coastland between
Toulon in France and Spezia in is known as ... . Italy
13 The tallest building in
takes its name from the engineer, .... Paris
14 Someone christened Adolph Schickelgruber became world-famous under the name of... .
15 The film recognised as the first 'talking picture' was entitled ....
16 During the seventies a certain Cassius Clay changed his name to ... .
Buffalo Bill 2 Wolfgang Amadeus 3 Prince Edward 4 Kennedy International Airport 5 Ringo Starr 6 Greta Garbo 7 Johann Sebastian 8 Princess Anne ( ) 9 Charles de Gaulle 10 Billy the Kid 11 Mark Twain 12 The Riviera 13 (Alexandre Gustave) Eiffel 14 Adolf Hitler - the best known false name in the world? 15 The Jazz Singer 16 Mohammed Ali Windsor
1 What nicknames have you had, if any? Why did people choose them?
2 What will you call or have you called your children? Why?
3 What's the derivation of the most popular surnames in your country?
4 How has the fashion in first names changed in your lifetime?
5 How important do you think a good name is for pop and film stars?
6 How important is a good name for commercial products like shampoo, soap, cars or cigars? Can you think of any examples of names which have ruined a product's success?