your good name

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1. Calque from Hindi aap ka shubh naam kya hai? ("what is your good name?").

2. A mark of respect in quaint English, such as "Tell me, my good sir, ..." or "...your good wife..."

Another way of saying, "...your honourable ..."

Phrase[edit]

your good name

  1. (India) Your name.
    • 1972, Narinder Chadha, The drop out
      'That must be your nick name. But what's your good name ?' 'I ain't get any bad name only one name Goofy.' She laughs. 'It's a funny name for a man.'
    • 1998, Civacaṅkari, Knit India Through Literature: The East‎
      The man moved a little away and cleaned himself. "And your good name?" "You can call me Satyadas."
    • 2004, Michael Muhammad Knight, The taqwacores
      “What's your good name?” I asked him. “Marcos,” he replied.
    • 2004, James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Travelers' Tales India: True Stories‎
      What is your good name, sahib?
  1. (Ancient British English) Your name
    • 1838,, Bentley's Miscellany - Proceedings of the Wide Awake Club page 361
      '"Society ought to be proud of such men as you, Mr.-what is your good name, sir?'-'Phiggins, at your service.'