1 word/words sb/sth is known by
▪ Christian ( BrE ), first , given ( esp. AmE )
▪ middle , second (= middle name) ( BrE )
▪ family , last (see also surname ) , second (= last name) ( BrE )
His full ~ was William Augustus Grove.
▪ birth ( esp. AmE )
Muhammad Ali's birth ~ was Cassius Clay.
St Petersburg has gone back to its original ~.
▪ proper , real , true
His pet ~ for her was ‘Fluff’.
▪ assumed , fake ( esp. AmE ), false
▪ joint ( esp. BrE )
The account is in joint ~s.
‘Smith’ is a very common family ~.
▪ double-barrelled ( BrE ), hyphenated ( esp. AmE )
The place takes its ~ from the Old English personal ~ ‘Catta’.
▪ pen (usually pen-name ) , professional , stage
George Eliot was a pen-name; her real ~ was Mary Ann Evans.
▪ brand , proprietary , trade
The scientific ~ for plants in this genus is Asclepias.
Please enter your user ~.
You will need to register a domain ~ ( = an individual Internet address ).
▪ place , street
Their original band ~ was ‘Cherry Five’
VERB + NAME
Do you have a middle ~?
▪ bear , carry
The Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar and hence carries his ~.
▪ be known by , go by
The island is more commonly known by the ~ ‘Krakatoa’.
He goes by the ~ of Jonno.
She uses a different ~ in her professional life.
His wife and sister share the same ~, Sarah.
▪ acquire , get , obtain
The Brady bill acquired its ~ from its best-known sponsor, James Brady.
▪ adopt , assume , take
He was elected Pope in 1978 and took the ~ of John Paul II.
She decided to keep her maiden ~ for professional purposes.
▪ carry on
He wanted an heir to carry on the family ~.
His ~ was immortalized in 1992 when he scored three times in the space of five minutes.
▪ choose , decide on , pick
▪ give sb/sth
She was given the ~ Maria, after her grandmother.
▪ give sb , name , pass on
Detectives believe that a hit man was sent to silence the witness before he could name ~s (= give evidence to the court/police) .
▪ call sb/sth by
Please call me by my first ~.
▪ call sb ~s
Stop calling me ~s (= stop saying rude/insulting things about me) !
▪ call , call out
Somebody called out her ~ from below.
We cannot mention the suspect's ~ for legal reasons.
All he did was drop ~s (= mention the names of famous people to impress people) .
He invoked the ~ of Freud in support of his argument.
▪ ask (sb)
I asked him his ~.
I've heard that ~ mentioned before.
I'm sorry, I didn't catch your ~.
How do you know my ~?
▪ forget , remember
I'm afraid I've forgotten your ~.
▪ print , sign , write
▪ enter , put down , register
Have you put your ~ down for (= applied to take part in) the school play?
▪ put forward ( esp. BrE )
They put his ~ forward (= chose him) as one of the five candidates for the post.
NAME + VERB
The ~ of the artist appears on the vase.
▪ sound …
His ~ sounds familiar.
▪ imply sth , suggest sth
As the ~ implies, Oxford was the place at which oxen could ford the river.
▪ be synonymous with sth
His ~ is synonymous with the worst excesses of sixties architecture.
▪ be associated with sth , be attached (to sth)
I do not want my ~ associated with these products.
He's been in four movies with Spielberg's ~ attached.
▪ mean sth
▪ come from
Where does the band ~ come from?
▪ ring a bell ( figurative )
‘Does that ~ mean anything to you?’ ‘Yes, it does ring a bell (= it is familiar) .’
NAME + NOUN
▪ badge , tag
▪ plate (usually nameplate )
She had her nameplate on the door.
Coca Cola's global brand ~ recognition
▪ by ~
The teacher knows every student by ~.
▪ by the ~ of
an actor by the ~ of Tom Rees
▪ in sb/sth's ~
The tickets were booked in the ~ of McLean.
I arrest you in the ~ (= on the authority) of the law.
▪ under a/the ~
The room was booked under (= using) a false ~.
▪ ~ for , ~ of
The common ~ for the flower is ‘pineapple lily’.
▪ a change of ~
▪ give your ~ to sth
The Huron people gave their ~ to one of the Great Lakes.
▪ a list of ~s
▪ ~ and address
▪ ~s and faces
I have a bad memory for ~s and faces.
▪ put a ~ to sb/sth
I couldn't put a ~ to the face ( = didn't know or couldn't remember the person's name ).
He put his ~ to the business (= gave it his name) .
▪ take sb's ~ in vain
to take the Lord's ~ in vain
Have you been taking my ~ in vain (= showing lack of respect when using my name) ?
VERB + NAME
She has become a big ~ in documentary photography.
He made his ~ writing travel books.
She's made quite a ~ for herself.
▪ acquire , get
The area got a bad ~ after a series of nasty murders.
They tried to protect the good ~ of the college.
Throughout his years in prison, he fought to clear his ~.
▪ give sb
This kind of conduct gives students a bad ~.
▪ blacken ( esp. BrE ), damage ( esp. BrE ), sully
These articles have damaged the good ~ of the newspaper.
▪ ~ for
The company has a ~ for reliability.
▪ sb's ~ is mud
If you tell our secret your ~ will be mud (= you will not be popular) around here.
3 famous person/thing
▪ big , familiar , famous , household , recognizable , well-known
He is a big ~ in the world of rock music.
verb ( often be named )
1 to give sb/sth a name
▪ appropriately , aptly , suitably , well
He correctly ~d the song from the clip played.
▪ curiously , delightfully ( esp. BrE ), exotically , grandly , improbably , oddly , quaintly ( esp. BrE ), strangely , wonderfully
the curiously ~d Egg Castle
The ship will be officially ~d by the Queen before setting sail from her home port.
I ~d my son after my father.
▪ for ( AmE )
the dead sister for whom she had been ~d
▪ in honour/honor of
The hospital was ~d in honour/honor of its principal benefactor.
2 to choose sb for a job/position
▪ formally , officially
The President officially ~d Kirk as his choice to replace Timms.
▪ to ( AmE )
She was recently ~d to the company's board of directors.
▪ newly ~d
the newly ~d head coach
Name is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ baby , ↑ chief , ↑ chief executive , ↑ fellow , ↑ file , ↑ heir , ↑ name , ↑ ship , ↑ source , ↑ squad , ↑ successor , ↑ suspect