Name attribute?

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Hi, simple question but I forgot what the name attribute is for?
Thanks as always.

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    <h2>Mortal Kombat Tournament Survey</h2>
      <p>Tell us the best date for the competition</p>
      <label for="pickdate">Preferred Date:</label>

      <!-- Only change code below this line -->
<input type="date" id="pickdate" name="date">

      <!-- Only change code above this line -->

      <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
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The name is usually used to identify the fields in the form.

for example if you have to send data with your form, the name attribute will serve to indicate where that value comes from