Could somebody answer the question "What's your name?" with "It's John" or would it be better to say "My name is John" ?

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    "Bond. James Bond." Mar 5 '17 at 14:58
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    @StoneyB but only if you expect him to die, not talk.
    – Andrew
    Mar 5 '17 at 15:03
  • if anyone says 'what's your name?' refuse to answer. When asking for someone's name, especially for the first time, it is 'what is your name?' - you have no idea who the other person might be to risk using abbreviated speech.
    – JMP
    Mar 5 '17 at 15:10
  • Don't refer to yourself with "it". Use "I" (I am John).
    – user3169
    Mar 5 '17 at 20:57
  • @user3169 Yes, but by all means refer to your name as it, though! Mar 6 '17 at 16:13

It's John.

My name is John.
I'm called John.

All the above are good.

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