So my friends call me “Meng”. 

My full name is actually Chade-Meng Tan. (My folks gave me that name because of a famous Chinese legend.)

I started using the nickname “Meng” when I came to America and realized that many Americans can’t manage names with more than one syllable. (I never used the nickname “Meng” in my home country of Singapore, as it is also the name of its most beloved orangutan.) Just thought you’d like to know.