Mijn naam is vs Ik heet
What would be more appropriate when introducing yourself to someone in Dutch? I’ve seen both from different sources.
In order of most commonly used (IMO), while shaking hands, you say:
a) "Hallo, [Your Name]." Formal, before business meetings or slightly informal. b) "Hallo/Hoi, ik ben [Your Name]." Slightly formal or informal: parties, pubs, introducing between friends. c) "Hallo, mijn naam is [Your Name]." Usually when introducing in a group, one by one.
I never use "Ik heet" and can't remember when I heard it the last time. I think young children use it and you can use it in groups when you introduce yourself, the same as in c).