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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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“You know, ‘Duke, there is a man living on your estate that goes by the name of Natty Bumppo.
[USA], Aug 1 (ANI): The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have unfollowed every user on their official Instagram handle which goes by the name Sussexroyal.
Actress Cherie Gil, who, in the 'Actors' Etiquette' viral post she recently uploaded on Facebook warned new actors to never call her 'Tita' unless they properly introduce themselves to her, has explained why she goes by the name 'Cherie Gil.'
A Hindu girl, who is a student of BSc Chemistry at Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur and was reported to be missing, allegedly embraced Islam to marry a Muslim class fellow, a local news outlet reported on Friday.The girl, who now goes by the name Aliza Fatima, reportedly embraced Islam at the Al-Jamia Islamia Madrassas Khairpur.
A Kim Jong Un impersonator, who goes by the name Howard X, poses while dressed up as the North Korean leader at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Thursday.
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.
His name is Frederick Anthony Sloan, but goes by the name of Tony.
Is she copying her ex-hubby Ashley who simply goes by the name of Tosspot?
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.
Cat is a regular guest at comic conventions, having attended 43 and goes by the name of Madame Bella Cosplays.
Northumbria Police are appealing for help in finding Jing Han Shen, who goes by the name of Luna.
The film's protagonist is a Kurdish male that goes by the name Renas who lives in Northern Norway- a country famous for it's stability, both economically and in terms of laws.
The 19yearold, who goes by the name "Peypey Ly" online, posted the 10minute clip to her 71,000 Facebook fans.
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.