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  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    He (and others) uses "Sandy" as his name. In full, it would be "who goes by the name of 'Sandy'", but "the name of" is sometimes omitted.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    His full name is:

    David Sanford Gottesman

    People would normally expect to call him David or Dave. The article is informing you he doesn't use his first name. But it's also telling you that he doesn't even use his full second name either, which is Sanford. He uses the nickname Sandy instead, which comes from Sanford.
     
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