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christening:

see baptismbaptism
[Gr., =dipping], in most Christian churches a sacrament. It is a rite of purification by water, a ceremony invoking the grace of God to regenerate the person, free him or her from sin, and make that person a part of the church.
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Christen realized that the CPA candidate's sole was separating from the rest of his shoe, flapping underneath his foot.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber company's (NASDAQ: GT) said ABC News' "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts is set to christen the company's newest blimp, Wingfoot One, on Saturday, August 23, in Suffield, Ohio.
The terms christen and christening (with various spellings) have a long history in the English language stretching back almost a thousand years, Their earliest meanings were "baptize" and "Baptism," and both Shakespeare and Chaucer used them in that sense.
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Heavy showers held off long enough to allow local vicar Reverend Dorothy Robinson to christen Roman in front of parents Laura and Paul Bundy, their family and friends, and Tynemouth RNLI crew members.