A Fan Letter to All the “Ian” Out There

Discover humor and opportunities in your name

Ian Fan
5 min readAug 1, 2022


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Let me introduce myself, “Hi, my name is Ian Fan.”

Hi, my first name is Ian

When I was younger, I asked my parents, “Why did you name me Ian?” They wanted to name me John or Jonathan but there were already so many Johns and Jonathans in our circle of…