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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?
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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
You know, ‘Duke, there is a man living on your estate that goes by the name of Natty Bumppo.
A group of 11 young artists that goes by the name of "Mobdeoon" (Innovators), have colored Cairo's Opera metro station walls to represent the solar system - Mohamed al-Hosary CAIRO -- 23 February 2018: A group of eleven youth artists that goes by the name of "Mobdeoon" (Innovators), brought together by their love of art, have colored Cairo's Opera metro station walls to represent the solar system.
The latest Facebook page attributed to the retired head of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga province, goes by the name 'Archbishop Paciano.
The two suspects, 54-year old ANA RADU who also goes by the name PETRUTSA ANNA, and 32-year-old MARIAN DRAGNE who also goes by the name MARIO ORLANDO, are wanted in connection with offences conducted between 2014 and 2015 in Romania and in Cyprus.
The film revolves around an old man who goes by the name of Uncle Zuheir.
Kevin, who also goes by the name 'The Jockey',' is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, with short grey hair, clean shaven and green eyes.
A LEGEND There was a boxer I heard a man say Goes by the name of Cassius Clay He was young, handsome and fit They nicknamed him the Louisville Lip He said: "I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" Then changed his name to Muhammed Ali People came from miles around and looked in awe As he knocked boxer after boxer to the floor At last he had found fortune and fame He had made his mark, everyone knew his name The greatest heavyweight you did see We won't forget you Muhammed Ali.
Police previously described him as a possibly homeless man from Santa Barbara who also goes by the name David Ben Keyes, a name written on notes left at all three stabbing scenes that the writer called "death warrants".
Stephen Seddon, 45 - who goes by the name Nic Seddon - was due before Manchester Magistrates Court today, charged in connection with the deaths of Bob, 68, and Patricia Seddon.
CHRIST II, who also goes by the name Bono, was spotted wearing a kilt in Scotland on New Year's Eve.
Word History: The tart green fruit that goes by the name kiwifruit or often just kiwi is not eaten by the bird called the kiwi (whose name comes from Maori, the language of the native people of New Zealand).
Post-divorce Madge seems to have snagged another man - who also goes by the name of Jesus.
The gallery that hosted the showing denied the dog had died but artist Guillermo Vargas, who goes by the name Habacuc, was not available for comment.
It is one of my ambitions to meet the Angel of the North, who also goes by the name of Carol Malia.
CHELTENHAM'S official racecard stated that Sublimity's groom goes by the name Nigells.