wyeuro wrote:i changed my name legally after becoming a druid, and had a naming ceremony with several obodies including a druid officiating. i wanted to remove the undue emphasis on one paternal lineage only (though i'm still proud of it - along with all the others), and also celebrate my new-found freedom of spirit. that was about twelve years ago and i've never regretted it. some people have been hostile and demanded to know my 'real name'. i still don't know how to deal with them - just smile and shake my head.
Badger Bob wrote:I adopted the name Robert ap Broch (no relation to Corwen!) as an aknowledgement of my childhood nickname and my Welsh ancestry in the mid 90s after about a decade of exploring Druidry. It was a bit of a turning point for me in that it marked the end of the beginning, I had found something I was comfortable with and came out of the broom-closet as it were. Nowadays most people know me as either Brock or Badger, depending on how close friends they are and so it has passed from a magical name into my everyday name. I also have another name that is kept within my grove and the small circle of people with whom I have shared ritual, this name I got from a chance meeting with a complete stranger at a local stone circle and coincidences that followed the meeting. I shall keep this name in secret until fate gives me a new one.
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