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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.
Their two friends - who wish to remain anonymous - are a 19-year-old forestry student pal, who goes by the name of Black Mercer, and an unemployed 33-year-old mate, codenamed Radical.
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.
In his Facebook page, the actor posted two videos of himself singing with a band that goes by the name of 'Bisquit'.
Is she copying her ex-hubby Ashley who simply goes by the name of Tosspot?
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 revolves around an old man who goes by the name of Uncle Zuheir.
The Global Marijuana March also goes by the name of the Million Marijuana March (MMM).
Melesha O'garro, who goes by the name of Lady Leshurr, is one of four winners of the Spit It Out competition who will now star in TV adverts.
London, May 2 (ANI): American singer Lady Gaga was spotted stepping out with her new lover, who goes by the name of Speedy.
It is one of my ambitions to meet the Angel of the North, who also goes by the name of Carol Malia.
She goes by the name of Sarah and is the world's first Hebrew and English speaking doll.
Well there's a little different scenario going on in Loose Diamonds, and she goes by the name of Cherise.