by the name of

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1 : used to indicate the name that is used for someone or something Her name is Susan, but she goes by the name of Sue.
2 : having the name : named Do you know a man by the name of James Smith?

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“By the name of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20name%20of. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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