in name

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in someone's name

1. in someone's ownership; as someone's property. The house is in my name. I own all of it. The car is in our names.
2. Go to in behalf of someone.
See also: name

in somebody's name

also in the name of somebody
representing someone She established a clinic in the name of her daughter, who died several years ago. A $5 million gift in Steve Perkins's name will be made to the University of Maine.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the forms in God's name or in heaven's name for emphasis: Why in God's name would you speak to a man like that?
See also: name