Functional Element First Name in Living Personal Names in Paprad The article analyses one of the functional members of unofficial personal names in the Stará Turá Kopanica part Paprad. The first (Christian) names functional members are the most representative among living names and this in all three classes: married man, married women, single persons. Most frequent are the hypocoristic forms (see their suffixes), there exist official, dialectical and foreign language forms. First names are in the form of nominative singular, names with a kinship motivation use forms of genitive, locative, accusative singular and nominative of possessive adjectives. First names as functional members can stand independently in living names, but most often they link with other functional members.