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Where did Pi get his given name?
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Pi's first name, Piscine, is French for "pool"; in addition, Piscine Molitor is the name of the pool where Francis Adirubasamy loved to swim.
Posted by lmillerm on February 1, 2007 at 3:49 AM (Answer #1)
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Pi is born Piscine Molitor Patel. Pi received his given name as homage to a family friend, Francis Adirubasamy. Pi renamed himself to escape ongoing jokes about his name. Rather than be called Piscine he tells people to call him Pi.
Posted by chloemink on February 1, 2007 at 6:17 AM (Answer #2)
Pi got his name after Piscine (french word for swimming pool.) He shortened his name as his classmates used to call him "pissing patel" and then named himself after the 3.14 equation.
Posted by niamhwozere on February 13, 2007 at 7:33 PM (Answer #3)
first of all Pi is born Piscine Molitor Patel. Pi received his given name as homage to a family friend, Francis Adirubasamy. Pi renamed himself to escape ongoing jokes about his name. Rather than be called Piscine he tells people to call him Pi.
Posted by muhina on April 13, 2007 at 7:08 AM (Answer #4)
The full name of PI in the book "Life of Pi" is Piscine Molitor Patel, who is the protagonist of the story. He gets his strange name from the French translation of pool, which is Piscine (that's his first name) and from a pool in Paris, Piscine Molitor, in which Francis Adirubasamy, his closed and best friend of his loved to swim in.
Posted by revolution on August 29, 2009 at 3:09 PM (Answer #5)
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