NAME. The designation of an individual person, or of a firm or corporation. In law a living man cannot have more than one Christian name.
1 Ld. Raym. 562.
CHRISTIAN NAME. The baptismal name distinct from the surname. It has been said from the bench that a Christian name may consist of a single letter.
Black’s 1st and 2nd does not have the word “distinct” but Black’s 3rd does.
DISTINCT. Evidently not identical; observably or decidedly different.
Bayne v. Kansas Oity (Mo. App.) 263 S. W. 450, 451.
Right in Black’s Law.
A “MAN” cannot have more than one Christian name and a Christian name is the baptismal name “DISTINCT” from the surname!
MEANING, a “MAN” does NOT have a Christian name AND surname COMBINED as one full name.
A MAN only has a Christian Name, i.e., First name ONLY or a First-Middle name ONLY excluding a last name/surname!
If a name includes a surname attached with a first name then it is not and cannot be a MAN’S name!