One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Called.‘a woman by the name of Smith’
called, by the name of, baptized, christened, known as, under the name ofView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Finally something gave way, and a woman by the name of Brenda tackled the guy and order was restored.’
- ‘It demands nothing of its audience and offers only a self-flattery that goes by the name of self-esteem.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This was followed by another lad going by the name of Thanksgiving, who wore his jumper artistically inside out.’
- ‘I used to know a publican in Bristol by the name of George, who always built the most splendid of fires.’
- ‘The Act of Succession of 1801 bars people by the name of Christopher from ascending the throne.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A Jerusalem newspaper vendor, who goes by the name of Nava, immigrated to Israel from Morocco as a child.’
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