Welcome to this week's Tidbits of Philology!
Many languages have special ways for the speaker to say "my name is ____". In English, apart from this simple predicative structure, one could say, although not so pragmatically, as it seems, "I'm called _____" or "People call me ______".
Some languages, notably the Romance ones, use (I) reflexive structures:
Portuguese: (Eu) me chamo ____.
Spanish: (Yo) me llamo ____.
Italian: (Io) mi chiamo ____.
French: (Je) m'appelle ____.
Romanian: (Eu) mă numesc ____.
Such structure denotes a certain power of one's name: people call me this way because I chose to do so.
In some other languages, it seems the "decision" over one's name lies in the usage other people make of it. These languages use a direct object/passive/medium voice structure (II), as exemplified below:
Greek: Με λένε ____. ([they] call me ____.)
Hebrew: קורים לי ([they] call me ____.)
Other languages, notably the Germanic ones, have special verbs (III) for that purpose:
German: Ich heiße ____.
Dutch: Ik heet ____.
Swedish: Jag heter ____.
Curiously enough, English lacks such a verb.
How does your language cope with this meaning? Does it use I, II, III or is it only possible to express it using the predicative construction "My name is ____."?