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Je m’appelle... - My name is...
nom - first name
prénom - last name
nom de jeune fille - maiden name
nom de famille - family name
first names are reserved for friends and relatives, so never address the local baker, shopkeeper, grocery clerk, etc. by their first name even if you're a regular customer. If you know the last name of a person, you may use it: Bonjour, Monsieur/Madame Lafitte.
In very formal settings such as government, corporate, or diplomatic circles, it would be very much appreciated to make the effort to learn their titles. Some examples are:Monsieur le Directeur
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