go by the name (of)

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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?
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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.
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go by the name of...

use a name that may not be your real one: Although she was born Mary Jones, she now goes by the name of Natasha, which she feels is more appropriate to her glamorous image.
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