The order "given name - father's family name - mother's family name" is commonly used in Spanish-speaking countries to acknowledge the families of both parents.Today the order can also be changed legally in Spain and Uruguay using "given name - mother's family name - father's family name".
In countries that particularly venerated Mary, this remained the case much longer; in Poland, until the arrival in the 17th century of French queens named Marie.
Frequently, a given name has versions in many different languages.
In most jurisdictions, a child's name at birth is a matter of public record, inscribed on a birth certificate, or its equivalent.
In western cultures, people normally retain the same given name throughout their lives.
Under the common Western naming convention, people may have one or more forenames (either given or acquired).