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Author Topic: TC User names. How did you choose yours?  (Read 14961 times)

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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #105 on: October 08, 2012, 11:03:54 pm »
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User names.  

Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.


 
mine is a part of a nickname that I acquired over the years. I work in the woods and am often the only girl, so the guys started calling me sexyass woodhick and well the woodhick name stuck. Now its used for everything online and its even my call name on the CB (no cell phones where I work).
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TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #106 on: October 09, 2012, 03:08:01 am »
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Inspired by a thread on the old forum
User names.  

Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.

I've been using it for years, since before I was a Pagan, although it's become a bit of a Pagan online/podcasting alias by default. I was looking for an internet username for a spiritual blog and to use when talking about spiritual things. Sophia means 'wisdom' or gnosis and, in Gnosticism, represents the soul's journey towards gnosis. (Some modern Gnostics see her as a goddess, but I'm not at all sure that's what she represented to the early Gnostics, if you read their texts.) I put Sophia first and the name of my patron saint (Catherine of Alexandria) second, in imitation of nuns' patterns of 'Mary [saint's name]' - geeky, but I liked that way of honouring patrons.

In some ways it no longer works as a spiritual name now that I'm a Pagan, but nothing else that I've tried fits. For Druidry-related things I've used Leithin, after the eagle in the Irish folk tale, as a sort of 'initiatory stage' alias. Sophia C still sums up my spiritual journey the best.
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2012, 02:14:52 pm »
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User names.  

Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.


 
I chose mine, Green Thumb, based off of my obsession with plants and gardening. I have acquired nicknames that have to do with my love for plants but they are a bit biased offer more about me than I am willing to give out
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #108 on: October 20, 2012, 03:43:17 am »
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User names.  

Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.


Your turn...

I did a formal ritual dedication a few days ago for a very personal cause, which I am reevaluating and determined on pursuing. The name I chose represents a Goddess I have a connection to. Not only that, but to reinforce my bond and my ties, to honour that particular Goddess and reinforce my determination.

You can see my post here if you like :

http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/showthread.php?4858-Faith-dedication-healing-and-miracles

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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #109 on: October 22, 2012, 04:01:45 pm »
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User names.  

Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.

 
I really wish I had an amazing story to go behind my name. But my story is basically I was researching old celtic/irish/welsh names. I can't even remember why now. But I came across this name and thought it was beautiful and it's stuck with me ever since. I use it for all my magical things :D
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2012, 04:07:25 am »
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Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.


 
My name came about around ten years ago, when I first began working with my patron at the time and began learning runelore. It is a combination of two words:

vitki - an Old Germanic/Norse word for magician/spellworker. "While the runemasters and volvas practiced divination, the vitki practiced active spellwork. Using tools as simple as a stone altar, a two-edged dagger, and a cauldron, along with herbs and candles, a skilled vitki could prophecy, heal the sick, banish evil, or bless people, places, and things."
Yng - a by-name of the Norse god Freyr  "He was also known with the name Ing/Yng and Ingui/Yngvi, as witnessed in the Old English Runic Poem... "

Mash the two together and you have Vitkyng. Freyr's magician.

My life and path has shifted so that I am no longer in te Grower/Lover stage of my life and Freyr has stepped back as my patron in place of the All-Father, but the name has stuck, I am still a vitki and I will ever be grateful to Freyr for his guidance in those early steps.

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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2012, 05:43:32 pm »
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Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.

Your turn...

 
Rayne is my legal middle name, and I have much more of a connection to it than to my legal first name, so I use it in daily life. (Pronounced 'rain', as in what falls from the sky)

Also useful for tongue-tying people who manage to stumble over it when they see it written. :whis:
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2012, 10:39:58 pm »
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User names.  

Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.



When I was just learning about pagan practices I read in some crappy 101 book that I got from the library that witches always take a magical name that is different than their mundane name. Even though I had no intention of choosing a new name, Sparrow popped into my head immediately, although I have no idea why. After looking some things up I found out I have some things in common with sparrows, and song sparrows are one of my favorite little birdies. I use it as a screen name now, although I realize it isn't terribly original. :o


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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #113 on: November 01, 2012, 11:48:45 pm »
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Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.

 
So, I watched this show because it had Sean Bean, fell in love with a character, and went on to read the books. Still aspire to become khaleesi.

Sat around with some folks one day, discussing how (at least in our kingdom) no woman has ever won the crown by right-of-arms in the SCA, and that needed to change. I may be short, but I've danced, and I have a great center of balance, and I like challenges. Needed a name for my persona, was joking about being the SCA Nordic/Germanic version of Dany, ended up with Dagny (New Day) Drakensdottir for the symbolism and Dany-ness... and I've clung to it ever since.
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #114 on: November 03, 2012, 02:17:39 pm »
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Your turn...

 
I originally thought it came from a name of a vale in the PC game Spellforce since replaying the game I haven't found it so I don't know where it came from.
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2012, 05:37:27 pm »
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So, I watched this show because it had Sean Bean, fell in love with a character, and went on to read the books. Still aspire to become khaleesi.

Sat around with some folks one day, discussing how (at least in our kingdom) no woman has ever won the crown by right-of-arms in the SCA, and that needed to change. I may be short, but I've danced, and I have a great center of balance, and I like challenges. Needed a name for my persona, was joking about being the SCA Nordic/Germanic version of Dany, ended up with Dagny (New Day) Drakensdottir for the symbolism and Dany-ness... and I've clung to it ever since.

 
Well I'm not good at old scandinavian or whatever language it actually is, but I suppose it means Dragon's daughter.

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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #116 on: November 15, 2012, 11:46:02 pm »
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I've always been fascinated by Arthurian Legend, and i identify with Mordred because he kind of got screwed over by fate. "Redeemed" basically means breaking free of that and finding my own path.
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #117 on: November 17, 2014, 05:48:30 pm »
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Larix is Latin for larch tree - "Lärche" in German.

And "Lärche" sounds  very much like my real family name.

Besides, I really like forest trees - especially larch trees! :)

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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #118 on: November 17, 2014, 06:17:34 pm »
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Why did you choose your TC user name? Is it significant to your path? a nickname? Something you use elsewhere? etc.


 
Thorbjorn is Old Norse for "thunder bear". It is a genuine male name. I am devoted to Thor, and I am a husky bear. I attached Gunnar to the name because I always liked that name.
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Re: TC User names. How did you choose yours?
« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2014, 03:55:17 am »
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'cymrudraco' comes from a nickname I was given by my Father Sobek some years ago, in which He called me a Welsh Dragon, which is what cymrudraco means. (My maternal family has Welsh heritage.) I started using it online a couple of years ago because I had moved on from a couple of old Pagan spaces and was looking for a new start, so it became my new username. My old nicks had been old religious and Craft names I no longer used for my path or anywhere else online.

At the time, I wanted a more generic Pagan name that I could use in general Pagan circles, a new public Craft name or something; all my other religious names are too specific to certain aspects of my path and some are secret, so there was no using those online. At the time I signed up here, cymrudraco was all I had, and I'm happy with it, even though I've got a new Craft name and my path is a little more solidly defined since then.

I can't really excuse the mashing of Welsh and Latin, though, apart from the fact cymruddraig was taken on TC, and I didn't want to modify that in such a way that I might be confused for someone else. I guess I also just like the sound of cymrudraco better. But I do feel bad for the language mash-up.

 
Hanging this on here for context, since I did change my username a few weeks back, and at least this gives me a chance to explain it without starting a new thread about it.

Sobekemiti is my old Kemetic Orthodox shemsu name, which means, 'Sobek is my Daddy', and I am still fond of it as a name even though I am not Kemetic Orthodox anymore. That, and well, I still like it as a name, and nothing has ever felt more 'me', I guess.

I felt it was time for a name change, since as you can see from the above quote, well, I was in a transitionary period when I joined, and I didn't know what my path was, or what name to call myself, so I used 'cymrudraco' as a placeholder until I could figure out what to use instead. I'm finally settled enough that when I discovered the forum now had the option to change your username, I decided it was time to change it from cymrudraco to Sobekemiti. So there you go.
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