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Your tria nomina?
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:32:52 pm »
I just got back from Rome on vacation, so this is on my mind: Have any of you who follow the Roman gods adopted a tria nomina for yourself?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_naming_conventions

I'm a habitual "namer," so maybe this doesn't matter to others or figure into your practice...but if it does, I'm curious to know that, and also what those names might be (and how you arrived at them)
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 11:26:41 pm »
I just got back from Rome on vacation, so this is on my mind: Have any of you who follow the Roman gods adopted a tria nomina for yourself?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_naming_conventions

I'm a habitual "namer," so maybe this doesn't matter to others or figure into your practice...but if it does, I'm curious to know that, and also what those names might be (and how you arrived at them)

That was a great rabbit hole to fall down!  (I'm a huge fan of all things History of Rome podcast as well, so relevant to my historical interests all around)

I found myself a couple link jumps away in 'Naming conventions for women in ancient Rome' musing over the High Empire section, with such famous women as Julia the Younger and Agrippina the Elder.  I've always been interested in putting together a name for myself like this, though I believe that's more an internal fancy of mine than something my deities would be genuinely interested in as either an act of my reverence or something to further my practice. But there is a real-life similarity from my childhood.

I was named after my maternal grandmother, Eva, and whenever we went anywhere together, she always introduced us as Big Eva and Little Eva... even when I was much taller than her ;) A portion of rural Tennessee still remembers who Big Eva was, though she passed eleven years ago, and still, upon an introduction to me now, responds with "Oh, you must be Little Eva!  Not so little anymore, eh?"  Puts me very in the mind of Eva Major/Eva Minor or Eva the Elder/Eva the Younger.

Considering my paternal grandfather's name was Theodore, I suppose we could also play around with Eva Theodora as well (and were I a boy, the parents were going to name me Theodore after him).

I am definitely following this thread, as I'm interested to see everyone's reasoning and arrival at names. 
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 08:30:24 am »
That was a great rabbit hole to fall down!  (I'm a huge fan of all things History of Rome podcast as well, so relevant to my historical interests all around)

I found myself a couple link jumps away in 'Naming conventions for women in ancient Rome' musing over the High Empire section, with such famous women as Julia the Younger and Agrippina the Elder.  I've always been interested in putting together a name for myself like this, though I believe that's more an internal fancy of mine than something my deities would be genuinely interested in as either an act of my reverence or something to further my practice. But there is a real-life similarity from my childhood.

I was named after my maternal grandmother, Eva, and whenever we went anywhere together, she always introduced us as Big Eva and Little Eva... even when I was much taller than her ;) A portion of rural Tennessee still remembers who Big Eva was, though she passed eleven years ago, and still, upon an introduction to me now, responds with "Oh, you must be Little Eva!  Not so little anymore, eh?"  Puts me very in the mind of Eva Major/Eva Minor or Eva the Elder/Eva the Younger.

Considering my paternal grandfather's name was Theodore, I suppose we could also play around with Eva Theodora as well (and were I a boy, the parents were going to name me Theodore after him).

That's the wonderful thing about names; They can situate you in time, place, and family--like "Big Eva/Little Eva".

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I am definitely following this thread, as I'm interested to see everyone's reasoning and arrival at names.

Even I, not a follower of the Roman gods, couldn't resist playing around with Roman names--esp. when I realized that "Tiberius" is a reference to Rome's Tiber River (it only took me 4 decades for that eureka moment). Being a native New Yorker, I could definitely get behind "Hudsonius" as my praenomen.
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The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 09:08:44 pm »
I just got back from Rome on vacation, so this is on my mind: Have any of you who follow the Roman gods adopted a tria nomina for yourself?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_naming_conventions

I'm a habitual "namer," so maybe this doesn't matter to others or figure into your practice...but if it does, I'm curious to know that, and also what those names might be (and how you arrived at them)

I'm a namer as well, I remember playing around with these years ago when I was more heavily into Roman stuff before I settled on Graeco-Kemetic instead. I don't really use the name much anymore, but it's on my list with all the other spiritual names I've ever come up with and used, so that's something. (I've been pagan for nearly 20 years, so it's quite a long list.)

The Roman one I came up with was Gaie Aurelie Isidore Stellar Maris, which idk, I was just really really into Isis Stellar Maris as a Concept back then, and idk, it just made the most sense to me. But like I said, I don't really use it anymore, because I don't do Roman stuff now, except for the fact I still keep a lararium and will forever bc I love the concept of a lararium. <3

Weirdly, I've never felt the need to take a Greek name for my Greek stuff. I figure that's because I mostly do Hekate work, and the name She gave me was not Greek but Latin, so ymmv. *throws hands up*
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 09:37:43 pm »
The Roman one I came up with was Gaie Aurelie Isidore Stellar Maris

Lovely! I guess "Isidore Stellar Maris" functions as one unit, the cognomen?

After Hudsonius, I was considering a nomen of Aquilius (from aquila, meaning eagle--harking back to Altair and all that)...only it turns out there was an actual Roman gens (house, if you want to put it in Dune or Game of Thrones terms) of that name (more often spelled Aquillius, I believe), so I guess I'd have to have them adopt me! And finally maybe the cognomen Nubius, because black guy.

Hudsonius Aquilius Nubius. I'm ready for my place in the Senate.
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 09:47:21 pm »
Lovely! I guess "Isidore Stellar Maris" functions as one unit, the cognomen?

After Hudsonius, I was considering a nomen of Aquilius (from aquila, meaning eagle--harking back to Altair and all that)...only it turns out there was an actual Roman gens (house, if you want to put it in Dune or Game of Thrones terms) of that name (more often spelled Aquillius, I believe), so I guess I'd have to have them adopt me! And finally maybe the cognomen Nubius, because black guy.

Hudsonius Aquilius Nubius. I'm ready for my place in the Senate.

Yes, I did at first settle for Isidora, but I decided I didn't want a feminine name, so I went instead for Isidore, and then Isidore Aegyptus, but I settled on Isidore Stellar Maris bc Aset/Isis was very big in bringing me to a Roman practice, so I kind of wanted to acknowledge that. I think. I mean, it was over six years ago, I don't remember all my reasoning, but I think that's about it, really. But like I said, I didn't use it much, and I don't use it anymore, but it was still a fun exercise. I have more fun coming up with spiritual names than settling on ones I actually use, so. XD
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 12:41:33 am »


Hudsonius Aquilius Nubius. I'm ready for my place in the Senate.

I LOVE that!!

I've never been particularly drawn to Roman spirituality -- I have an academic interest in it and have read a bit more than your average Joe, but it's not my path. That said, I guess I'm a "namer' too, because this whole idea resonates.

I have my legal name and its various permutations and nicknames, the pet name my husband calls me, and my spiritual name (which is also my screen name for spirituality-related online stuff, like TC and Clann Bhride). But I love the idea of the tria nomina.

I'll have to give it some thought...

Having a little trouble with a name connected to the local river, though. All the major bodies of water near me have Native American names, which don't lend themselves to the "ius" ending:  Potomac River, Patuxent River, Anacostia River, Chesapeake Bay, etc.

Though I do kinda like Chesapeakius...

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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 12:57:09 am »

I LOVE that!!

I've never been particularly drawn to Roman spirituality -- I have an academic interest in it and have read a bit more than your average Joe, but it's not my path. That said, I guess I'm a "namer' too, because this whole idea resonates.

I have my legal name and its various permutations and nicknames, the pet name my husband calls me, and my spiritual name (which is also my screen name for spirituality-related online stuff, like TC and Clann Bhride). But I love the idea of the tria nomina.

I'll have to give it some thought...

Having a little trouble with a name connected to the local river, though. All the major bodies of water near me have Native American names, which don't lend themselves to the "ius" ending:  Potomac River, Patuxent River, Anacostia River, Chesapeake Bay, etc.

Though I do kinda like Chesapeakius...

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Likewise, not very Roman in practice but this sounds fun!  I'm in the desert, so a river name would be even harder, though I don't think it was a requirement,  just a prominent landscape feature of  Rome.  Planumsalis, perhaps?

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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 07:44:14 pm »
Having a little trouble with a name connected to the local river, though.

*Breaks out Latin dictionary*

For myself, I've come up with Laurentia Helvetica Musa.

First for the local river (I got lucky there, St Laurence was Roman), second for my ancestry, and third is possibly ungrammatical but is for my avatar/fursona.

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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2018, 09:31:52 am »
I just got back from Rome on vacation, so this is on my mind: Have any of you who follow the Roman gods adopted a tria nomina for yourself?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_naming_conventions

I'm a habitual "namer," so maybe this doesn't matter to others or figure into your practice...but if it does, I'm curious to know that, and also what those names might be (and how you arrived at them)

Quintus Iulius Nepos was my Nova Roman name, when I migrated to The Roman Republic I took Q. Iulius Caeliomontanus, which I later had modified to Q. Iulius Symphorianus. I took Quintus just because I liked it, Iulius because Julius Caesar is what got me into this mess to begin with, and Nepos after the last Western emperor -- Julius Nepos.

I abandoned 'Nepos' when I left NR b/c I associated it too heavily with my time in the organisation, and took Caeliomontanus because I liked 'heavenly mountain' as a cognomen. Later switched it to Symphorianus as a reference to St Symphorian the Martyr, both as a nod to my Catholic roots and because I enjoy the idea of a cultor deorum taking the name of a Christian saint.

I currently do not employ a Roman name.
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 03:50:59 pm »
*Breaks out Latin dictionary*

For myself, I've come up with Laurentia Helvetica Musa.

First for the local river (I got lucky there, St Laurence was Roman), second for my ancestry, and third is possibly ungrammatical but is for my avatar/fursona.
Does that mean you're descended from a long line of fonts?

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 06:36:14 pm »
Does that mean you're descended from a long line of fonts?

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Nah; the font and my ancestors are both from Switzerland.

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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2018, 04:41:11 am »
I just got back from Rome on vacation, so this is on my mind: Have any of you who follow the Roman gods adopted a tria nomina for yourself?
It was mandatory for the RR group I joined a while back, though I rarely post there anymore. The name I chose was a compromise because they were (like most Roman recon groups) heavily focused on the Late Republic era, and as such did not allow for blended naming patterns. What I wound up using, though I left off the second cognomen for the site's purposes, was Publius Iulius Albinus Alexander.
Publius because I've always held sympathies with the people, mainly in the form of left-wing populism. Iulius because many non-Italians who were given Roman citizenship would have taken it as a family name. Albinus, while literally meaning "white", I use to refer to Alba, i.e. Scotland, the land of many of my ancestors. And Alexander because it's my birth name.

Like Castus, I don't really use mine at all. I made it for a specific purpose, and that purpose fizzled out. In my domestic practice, my own name suffices.

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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2018, 09:48:57 am »
It was mandatory for the RR group I joined a while back, though I rarely post there anymore. The name I chose was a compromise because they were (like most Roman recon groups) heavily focused on the Late Republic era, and as such did not allow for blended naming patterns. What I wound up using, though I left off the second cognomen for the site's purposes, was Publius Iulius Albinus Alexander.
Publius because I've always held sympathies with the people, mainly in the form of left-wing populism. Iulius because many non-Italians who were given Roman citizenship would have taken it as a family name. Albinus, while literally meaning "white", I use to refer to Alba, i.e. Scotland, the land of many of my ancestors. And Alexander because it's my birth name.

Like Castus, I don't really use mine at all. I made it for a specific purpose, and that purpose fizzled out. In my domestic practice, my own name suffices.

Real surprised they let you tack on 'Alexander' instead of being anal-retentive about only three names.
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Re: Your tria nomina?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2018, 11:29:33 pm »
Real surprised they let you tack on 'Alexander' instead of being anal-retentive about only three names.
Technically, they didn't. But in my signature I referred to myself with the four names, to make a point.
Yeah, as mentioned in the other thread about Religio Romana...the fetishization of the Late Republic can be a bit much.

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