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by the name (of)

Using 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 by the name of Whitaker. Do you know him?
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by the name of...

(written) who is called: The play stars a young actor by the name of Tom Rees.
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Another mutation, which proves nearly fatal and which, in the words of one researcher, makes flies "look like they have no right to be alive," goes by the name living dead.
History and death, of course, are inseparable and mutually constitutive: One cannot name without marking the named--and being marked by the name in the naming-with death.
To support its position, NSF uses a [system] which prevents direct retrieval of a proposal file by the name of the submitter."