Your name is a proper noun. A proper noun is the special word that we use for a person, place or organization, like John, Marie, London, France or Sony. A name is a noun, but a very special noun - a proper noun. English proper nouns have special rules.
|common noun||proper noun|
|country, town||England, London|
|shop, restaurant||Maceys, McDonalds|
|month, day of the week||January, Sunday|
|book, film||War and Peace, Titanic|
In this lesson we look at the uses of proper nouns: