answer to the name (of)

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answer to the name (of)

To respond to a specific name. My daughter Margaret has now decided that she only answers to the name Calliope. James only answers to the name of Jim these days.
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answer to the name (of) something

to respond to a particular name. I answer to the name Walter. She answers to the name of Claire.
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References in classic literature ?
His perch was placed near the door and several persons were astonished that he did not answer to the name of "Jacquot," for every parrot is called Jacquot.
The teachers at Shenley Court Secondary School, Northfield, Birmingham, answer to the name of Milo and Jelle on stage.