How to Ask Someone’s Name In English

asking someone's name in english

40+ Native Expressions to ask someone’s name In English

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Today, you will get a unique experience to learn a variety of expressions for asking someones’ name in English. These expressions have been grouped on the basis of formality and politeness. Some of us are unable to recall someone’s name or forget sometimes. This situation may be embarrassing for someone, but I present here many polite and appropriate expressions that will help you to manage such situations.

Informal Or General ways to ask someones’ name in English

  • What is your name?
  • What’s your name?
  • Can I have your name?
  • what would your name be?
  • What can I call you?
  • How can I address you?
  • What are you named?
  • What do you call yourself?
  • What does everyone call you?
  • I am  Sam, and you?
  • My name is Kalam and yours?
  • Hey, I never got a chance to ask your name, could you tell me your name, please?

Semi-formal ways to ask someone’s name in English

  • My name is Kalam and yours?
  • How shall I address you?
  • How may I address you?
  • How should I address you?
  • What should I call you?
  • What shall I call you?
  • What may I call you?
  • May I have your name?
  • May I ask you your name?

Formal Ways to ask Someone’s name in English

  • Do you mind if I ask you your name?
  • Would you mind if I ask you your name?
  • May I have your name?
  • How may I address you?

How will you ask if you forget someone’s name?

  • Come again! I did not get it right.
  • Sorry! I did not catch your name?
  • Pardon me! I did not get it right?
  • Sorry! May I have your name again?
  • Sorry! Can I have your name again?
  • Pardon me! May I have your name again?
  • Sorry! I seem to have forgotten your name.
  • I am afraid! I don’t seem to remember your name again?
  • Forgive me! your name’s completely slipped my mind?
  • This is so embarrassing, but I can not remember your name?
  • I am so sorry, I am terrible with names. Can you repeat your name again?

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