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An Otherkin by any other name...
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An Otherkin by any other name...
...would smell like cheese...mmm, cheese.

Seriously though, how did you go about coming up/discovering your current name? Does your name have a deep significance for what you feel is your current person?

The only constant thing about me is that I'm in a constant state of death and rebirth (I get the ace cards every time I draw for myself in tarot). So my names tend to change A LOT (as if you all haven't noticed >.>) Currently I'm having trouble with my current name. The name in English means "The space between the two horizons" but I'm missing a syllable somewhere and its making the name ring false (thus far: Samielle is correct but there is a major piece of it missing). Prince among spirits is the first name I was ever given, so that part of the name has always stuck.

How about you guys?

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2008-01-15 1:49
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
My Name?
I blacked out, heard "Rauthiss! Listen!" and woke up. Did a meditation on my name, and figured out that was the right one.

Deep significance? Kinda. Like any other name, it does signify who I am. Based on what I've learned through scattered memories, I'd say that it indicates some kind of odd birth or split in my "parents" relationship - most other names I know are 3 syllables, and mine is only 2. Given that the first 2 syllables were syllables from a parent's name, one for each parent, and than a third, unique ending, I'd hazard a guess and say that, somehow, I was born to only one parent.
Whoo....memory flash. I'll have to do some thinking tonight.

Anyway, thanks for the question, Weavy. Very thought provoking, and I'd like to hear other answers.

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2008-01-15 2:20
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
Each of my names was investigated through rigorous trial and error.

(Ex. Ba...nope. Ka...nope. Da....close. Dee...nope...Deh...closer...De-ba...nope...ect.)

I just pick at syllables until the name seems to fit the identity.

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2008-01-15 3:42
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
My names were told to me. That's all there was to it, really. They resonate rather deeply; they don't feel wrong at all, but rather completely right.

With "Ashaiel", I was told right off the bat; before, I hadn't seen the name anywhere. "Iophiel" was something I had read once I started my research on angels, and I had shrugged off the nagging feeling that it was too familiar to not be connected to me somehow; and then, the same angelic sister who told me the first angelic name visited again and was all, "Oh, and by the way -- that name that's been stuck in your head? That's yours. Just thought you should know."

Nothing terribly complicated or anything.

~ Ashaiel

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2008-01-15 5:02
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
Prince Wrote:...would smell like cheese...mmm, cheese.

Seriously though, how did you go about coming up/discovering your current name? Does your name have a deep significance for what you feel is your current person?

What I initially thought my true name to be kinda hit me like a freight train in a past life regression. I eventually was given a pseudonym by my true form and eventually someone spilled the beans and told me my true name. It seemed logical (especially that it'd be hidden in plain sight in my pseudonym), the pronunciation seemed off so I "corrected" it. I have no proof that it is my true name, but it feels right so I'm keeping with it for now.

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2008-01-15 5:41
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
My spiritual father helped walk me through remembering my name (he really didn't do much other than ask me what sounds came to mind when I thought of my name. My father seems to be a catalyst in terms of memories <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->) and after a while the words: "Isis" and "Riech" came to mind. The actual words were not important, but the sounds, the way they resonated with the rest of my energy, that is what mattered. For a few days though, I did go around thinking that my name was Riechisis, but that soon passed because the name felt "wrong." So I played with the sounds some more and came up with the word "Riechisah" (pronounced: Re-shy-sa) and I knew that was the right name, I could feel it <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

*evil grin* wouldn't you like to know

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2008-01-15 6:19
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
I don't think I have a name that can be accurately expressed through words.
It's an energy signature. MY energy is my essence, my name.
Every time I've managed to come up with a name that "resonates" with me, it ceases to later.
(Which is why for a while I was using the name "Raethyn" or "Raethyn Sarachael" but then tossed it. Simim doesn't RESONATE, but it sounds nifty and it's easily identifiable.)

Simim: Rainbow poop at your disservice.
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2008-01-15 7:24
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
shiaourrii is the closest human approximation I can get, and is two syllables long. It got triggered, of all things, by watching the stargate movie. I heard the name sha'uri and went "Who's calling me and mangling my name?" and then had to pause a moment. I decided on a compromise, and much easier to pronounce version: Shiari. shih-R-ee or SHAR-ee, depending on preference.

My truest name however is my personal Song, which cannot be put into words. But it is full of fiddle, NA flute, harp and hammer dulcimer -esque sounds.
2008-01-15 7:48
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
I took two of my greatest passions, Gaelic and Latin, and through using two words in those languages created a unique name all my own.
Eli - comes from the Gaelic word ealaidh which means an ode or song.
Nox - comes from the Latin word nox/nocte which means night.
With a little bit of creative liberty, we have Elinox which means "NightSong". This name came to me shortly after I discovered that I was a wolf and is a very personal name for me. It's something that I very strongly identify with but since it's such a simple combination of words, I felt the need to create something a little more private yet still just as meaningful.

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2008-01-15 14:32
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Re: An Otherkin by any other name...
I picked them name Xanthus as Xanth refers to yellow or gold, in, I think, latin(?). Gold is a color I feel like I HAD some connection to, though I also feel like it's something from my past and possibly not relevant anymore. Though, a connection to one's past is still a connection...

The 'us' I just added because it made it sound more like a name, to me.

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2008-01-15 14:50
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