Over the years, as I have trained in different places, I have received different names. I list them below, in the order they came. I generally go by Forall, but everyone can choose for themselves.

Teal Scott is from my parents. Teal is the color of part of the wing of a duck, and was my great uncle’s last name. Scott is a reference to the part of the world where my ancestry on my father’s side lived, and was my great uncle’s first name.

Forall is English. For means “to be used by”. All means “every living thing.”

So Ryu is 宗隆. 宗 means a spiritual tradition. 隆 means to care for something so that it prospers.

Sanghananda is संघानन्द. संघ means community. आनन्द means joy.