someone's actual name recognized by the government, and on official ID. kept secret by most thugs who use their alias, street, hood, nick - name.
yo, son - don't b using my government name up in here.
Words illiterates use to refer to a name their PARENTS gave them, not the government.
Jimbo: Yo wha yo Government Name son?
Leroy: It be Leroy Roberts"
Jimbo: Didnt yo momma give u dat name?
Jimbo: den how tha fuck it a Government Name?
Leroy: Cuz it on my I.D. n tha wha my homeyz say
Jimbo: u clueless muthafucka, government never named u!if they did they give u sum messed up name.