The standard method all French learners are taught is to use s'appeller. But is this the only way? What alternatives are there, how common are they, and when could they be used (if not always)? Are they more formal?
Il s'appelle Pascal.
Il se nomme Pascal.
Son nom est Pascal. (is this even allowed?)
Are there other ways? In English I can just say "This is Pascal" or "That's Pascal"....are C'est Pascal / Il est Pascal permissible?