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: by, 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: by, name, of
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Apparently, he sent out a text just after the birth that read: "He shall go by the name of Donovan Rory MacDonald Gallagher and he will be a legend.
We are the only people who go by the name of Mike Davies who live in Pengwern, Llangollen.
Once formed, the new REIT would go by the name of Macklowe Properties, Inc.
The new company, which will employ nearly 600 people at seven facilities throughout the United States and England, will go by the name of Pride/Softspikes.
The venture will go by the name of Rutnin Eye Hospital as the goodwill and name recognition of the clinic in Thailand are already widespread.