How I Chose My Name

April 09, 2015

From Yanru “Griffin” Xu ’17

People like to ask why I picked my name as Griffin. As an official answer and the truth, Griffin was the first name I saw on a list of English names on the last few pages of a dictionary. Later I knew that Griffin is also the name of a monster, a technology company, and a famous basketball player, which is pretty diverse :)! Currently, my name is related to some objects like a door (you know why) and shoe because my last name is Xu, sounds like shoe in English. Though Griffin doesn’t come close to my Chinese name at all, I actually enjoy people calling me Griffin or sometimes Grif.

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