Definition of by (or of) the name of in US English:

by (or of) the name of

phrase

  • Called.

    ‘a woman by the name of Smith’
    • ‘It demands nothing of its audience and offers only a self-flattery that goes by the name of self-esteem.’
    • ‘I used to know a publican in Bristol by the name of George, who always built the most splendid of fires.’
    • ‘This was followed by another lad going by the name of Thanksgiving, who wore his jumper artistically inside out.’
    • ‘The Act of Succession of 1801 bars people by the name of Christopher from ascending the throne.’
    • ‘But the day before, a man by the name of Ah Qiang was arrested when he set off to sell vegetables.’
    • ‘Well, if you live in a South African city by the name of Port Elizabeth, you don't have to imagine.’
    • ‘Finally something gave way, and a woman by the name of Brenda tackled the guy and order was restored.’
    • ‘He had no family connections in the area and was thought to have lived in the Workington area of Cumbria and to have gone by the name of Stig.’
    • ‘A Jerusalem newspaper vendor, who goes by the name of Nava, immigrated to Israel from Morocco as a child.’
    • ‘Council officials said they would inform the Councillor of the name of the worker they were dealing with so that the committee members could get in contact with him.’
    called, by the name of, baptized, christened, known as, under the name of
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