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Pronunciation of My Name’s: Learn how to pronounce My Name’s in English correctly

Learn how to say My Name’s correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word name:

1a word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to:
my name is John Parsons
Köln is the German name for Cologne
2a famous person:
the big race will lure the top names
[in singular] a reputation, especially a good one:
the school has gained a name for excellence
3(in the UK) an insurance underwriter belonging to a Lloyd’s syndicate.
[with object]
1give a name to:
hundreds of diseases had not yet been isolated or named
[with object and complement]:
she decided to name the child Edward
identify correctly by name:
the dead man has been named as John Mackintosh
give a particular title or epithet to:
she was named as Student of the Year
mention by name:
the sea is as crystal clear as any spot in the Caribbean you might care to name
appoint (someone) to a particular position or task:
he was named to head a joint UN-OAS diplomatic effort
British (of the Speaker) mention (a Member of Parliament) by name as disobedient to the chair and thereby subject to a ban from the House.
2specify (a sum, time, or place) as something desired, suggested, or decided on:
the club have asked United to name their price for the striker
(of a person or product) having a well-known name:
specialized name brands geared to niche markets

by name
using the name of someone or something:
ask for the street by name
by (or of) the name of
a woman by the name of Smeeton
call someone names
insult someone verbally:
a lot of people called him names and I was one of them
give someone/thing a bad name
damage the reputation of someone or something:
the gas guzzling machinery that gives the country such a bad name
give one’s name to
invent, discover, or be the source of something which then becomes known by one’s name:
the company’s founder, Henry Ford, gave his name to Fordism
have someone’s name on it
be destined or particularly suited for a particular person:
the bomb probably had my name on it
have to one’s name
[often with negative] have in one’s possession:
Jimmy hadn’t a bean to his name
in all but name
existing in a particular state but not formally recognized as such:
these polytechnics had been universities in all but name for many years
in someone’s name
1formally registered as belonging to or reserved for someone:
the house was in her name
2on behalf of someone:
he began to question what had been done in his name
in the name of
bearing or using the name of a specified person or organization:
a driving licence in the name of William Sanders
for the sake of:
he withdrew his candidacy for the post in the name of party unity
by the authority of:
crimes committed in the name of religion
(in the name of Christ/God/heaven etc.) used for emphasis:
what in the name of God do you think you’re doing?
in name only
by description but not in reality:
a college in name only
make a name for oneself
become famous:
by the time he was thirty-five, he had made a name for himself as a successful railway contractor
name the day
arrange a date for a specific occasion, especially a wedding:
we knew in our hearts they were ready to name the day
one’s name is mud
see mud.
name names
mention specific names, especially of people accused of wrongdoing:
if you’re convinced my staff are part of this operation, then name names
the name of the game
informal the main purpose or most important aspect of a situation:
the name of the game is short-term gain
no names, no pack drill
see pack drill.
put down (or enter) one’s (or someone’s) name
apply to enter an educational institution, course, competition, etc.:
I put my name down for the course
put a name to
remember or decide what someone or something is called:
viewers were asked if they could put a name to the voice of the kidnapper
take someone’s name in vain
see vain.
to name (but) a few
giving only these as examples, even though more could be cited:
the ingredients used are drawn from nature—avocado, lemongrass, and camomile to name a few
what’s in a name?
used to say that names are arbitrary labels:
‘But was it still an opera?’ ‘What’s in a name?’ he replied
you name it
informal whatever you can think of (used to express the extent or variety of something):
easy-to-assemble kits of cars, lorries, ships … you name it
Phrasal Verbs

name someone/thing after (or North American also for)
call someone or something by the same name as:
Nathaniel was named after his maternal grandfather


Old English nama, noma (noun), (ge)namian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch naam and German Name, from a root shared by Latin nomen and Greek onoma