I'm currently reading through Latin Via Ovid, and the dative of personal pronouns was introduced with some common phrases:
Quid nomen tibi est?
What is the name to you / What is your name?
Nomen mihi Adam est.
The name to me is Adam. / My name is Adam.
Is it more common in general to use dative personal pronouns rather than adjectives or the genitive of personal pronouns, or this something more common only in specific uses?