Yes, it's very contrived: I don't think I've ever actually heard anyone do it like (1) in real life.When you introduce yourself, the other person introduces themself without being prompted. Both are the artificial forms of introduction found in course books. It's ridiculous.
By the way, what does that mean?... they have just seen each other out of university.
Sorry, but no - these are not "forms to be used". They're suggestions we've come up with which we think are more natural ways of asking somebody's name than the two you'd asked us about. As I pointed out initially, there is an almost infinite number of ways of asking someone what their name is, and the "...you must be Steve" one is obviously only going to work if you have some reason to suppose that that's who he is. If you don't know, then clearly you have to devise a different method of finding out.OK, so, if I have understood, to sum up, the form to be used with adults is '' Hi, I'm Peter : you must be Steve '' and with children is '' Hi, I'm Peter, what's your name? Steve. ''. Is that correct? Can you please confirm it?
No.the form to be used with adults is '' Hi, I'm Peter : you must be Steve ''
I would never say this to another adult. I would say "Hi, I'm Peter" and possibly offer to shake hands. If the person did not respond by saying "Hi I'm Steve" or "Steve" or "Pleased to meet you, Peter. I'm Steve," then I would consider him very diberately rude and trying to snub or insult me. Unless he was under ten years old.OK, anyway, have a look at the set of phrases below :
2) Hi, I'm Peter, what's your name?
If I want to know someone's name, I know these phrases to ask this. Am I wrong? If yes, does it mean that it is only used with children?
The problem you're up against here (and, I suspect, the reason you're getting you're getting confused) is that despite what textbooks may try and tell you, there's no 'set formula' for how we do this in English. Much depends on who the people are and why you're asking the other person what their name is.I have come to a conclusion that both are used for introductions and not for asking one's name...I have been getting really confused.
I would like to ask another question which is not related to this topic. I don't know whether I can ask this question here. Please see your sentence "It also implies that the other person does not want to say their name." Here kindly tell me why you used "their name." I am a non-native speaker. Here we say "the other person does not want to say 'his' name." Is that incorrect? I wouldNot idiomatic. It also sounds slightly haughty or even sarcastic. It also implies that the other person does not want to say their name.