go by the name (of)

go by the name (of)

To use the specific name (that is then stated). My daughter Margaret has now decided that she goes by the name Calliope. I'm looking for a man who goes by the name of Whitaker. Do you know him?
See also: name

go by the name of something

to be known by a specific name. She goes by the name of Gladys George. I used to go by the name of George.
See also: name, of