Saying your name: Je m'appelle, Tu t'appelles, Vous vous appelez

Look at these examples:

Comment tu t'appelles?What is your name?

Comment vous vous appelez?What is your name?

Je m'appelle Aurélie.My name is Aurélie.

Tu t'appelles Théo.Your name is Théo.

Vous vous appelez Monsieur Durand.Your name is Mr Durand.

To say your name in French, you use the verb s'appeler (literally "to call oneself")

If you want to be informal, use the "tu" form.

If you need to be formal, use the "vous" form.

Note the difference in spelling between appelle / appelles and appelez

 

ATTENTION:

It's tempting to translate Je m'appelle... as I call myself... but despite this being its literal translation, this is not correct.

I call myself... implies one's real name is something else, or a choice over one's name.
-> My real name's John but I call myself / everyone calls me Jack.

In French, the equivalent of this is Je me fais appeler..., which has the same implication of choice over the name.

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Examples and resources

Vous vous appelez Monsieur Durand.Your name is Mr Durand.
Je m'appelle Aurélie.My name is Aurélie.
Comment vous vous appelez?What is your name?
Comment tu t'appelles?What is your name?
Tu t'appelles Théo.Your name is Théo.
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