Hi! My name is Mati.
My real name, which isn’t Mati, has a number of definitions—and that depends on who you consult. According to various dictionaries of different languages, my name comes from a legendary wolf or a place of renown. My mother put a special spin to it: it is a combination of her and my father’s names, which never occurred to me until she told me in college.
Anyway, Mati, while not my real name, comes from the Sanskrit character that means “mind” or “advice,” depending which dictionary you check with. I took inspiration from a former neighbor and what my online friends usually ask of me when we chat.