would it be wrong to say:
quid est nomen tibi?
quid est tibi nomen?
The male voice says it "sal-weh" whereas the female voice says it "sal-veh". Which way is correct?
Thanks, I've been wondering about this myself. Unfortunately, I've gotten used to the Ecclesiastical Latin. :\
Nomen is the term used generically for name, which is why there is also the verb "nominare": to name or call by name. You are correct that a full Roman name has 3 (sometimes 4) parts, and nomen refers to the second part (praenomen the first, and cognomen the third), but in the context of asking for someone's name, generically, you would use "nomen".