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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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References in classic literature ?
If "John" or "Susan" belonged to a white man by the name of "Hatcher," sometimes he was called "John Hatcher," or as often "Hatcher's John.