go by the name (of)

(redirected from go by the name)

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?
See also: by, go, name

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.
See also: by, go, name, of

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.
See also: by, go, name
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly I took a double handful of those small, broken, flinty bits of biscuit which generally go by the name of
The company will therefore no longer go by the name Stork or Stork Prints.
2009 ROLLS-Royce has confirmed that the new "small" Rolls will go by the name RR4.
The combined company will go by the name Sims Newco.
We are the only people who go by the name of Mike Davies who live in Pengwern, Llangollen.
The company's Canadian branch will go by the name AllTell.
Once formed, the new REIT would go by the name of Macklowe Properties, Inc.
Apparently, he sent out a text just after the birth that read: "He shall go by the name of Donovan Rory MacDonald Gallagher and he will be a legend.
They go by the names of Barry Ferguson, Allan McGregor and Kris Boyd.