Do you have a magical name?

Italy
February 18, 2007 5:01pm CST
The magical name is more than a "cool" name, it's a very powerful magical tool. Do you have a magical name? At the moment I don't have one, how about you?
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Yea I do and have had it for quite a few yrs now actually but I dont share it with anyone....its very personal to me and for me alone...
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Feb 07
*nods* I agree that it's a very personal thing. Now that I think of it, I've always been a bit annoyed at those pagans that used their magical names everywhere. It seems like it would have so much less power that way. I suppose I should be less judgemental, but it just seems a little silly to me.
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• Italy
23 Feb 07
Well guys, I agree with you. Personal things are personal. Infact I never asked you what name you chose, but if you had one.
@moira20 (226)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
actually, right now, I don't have one. can you recommend a 'cool' name for me? hehe
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Well, of course.... I have a book full of names.... tell me something else.... your zodiacal sign.... your favourite Divinity.... something you like much and I'll take a look on that book :)
@moira20 (226)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
we're sagittarius, right? =) i love books, music, what else? lolz.
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Excuse me Moira, I forgot it, I'm really an idiot.... Well, Sagittarius, what a wonderful sign.... eh eh eh eh.. Sagittarius.... Well, tonight I'll take a look on my book, ok??!? :)
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I am not wiccan or a "pagan" but I have had my magikal name now for over twenty years, and unlike some of the responders of your post I do not beleive it is bad to reveil it. To konw a name is to have power over that name is true, But not true with magikal names, becouse a magikal name is hermetic or sealed. It is beyound the realm of the mundain. My name is "Ben Ain Sof Aur"
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Well, "Ben Ain Sof Aur".... what's its meaning? What language? I think everybody should be free to consider his/her own name secret or not.
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Yes I agree everyone should be able to keeo their name secret if they wish, Never suggested that they could not, I just said for me it is not a problem. The languge is hebrew, And the translation is "son of the limitless light" I am not in anyway seying a per sons name should not be secret if that is what they wish to do. Sorry if I was confussing about that.
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• Italy
27 Apr 07
No problem Seoguy, no confusion at all! I agree with you. Wow.... hebrew language, they are the first hebrew words I know, till now I knew no hebrew words. Thank you.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
26 Feb 07
How does one acquire a magical name? Once, I used a website where you put in your given name and it gives you a magical name in exchange. Mine was Ariel Isis Dragon. I thought it was pretty but I don't 'use' it.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I looked it up.... for those of you reading this and not knowing what it meant, like me. When someone has completed a year and a day of intensive study and practice, it is customary to take on a magical name when you perform an initiation ceramony. This name should be a personal reflection of you. Some new Witches choose a name of a Goddess or God that they feel reflects who they are, what they strive for or a deity that they feel strongly drawn to. Most Witches feel very strongly that one shouldn't presume to take on the name of a Goddess or God, as they are basically saying they embody everything that God/dess stands for. And logically speaking, we aren't God/desses. That being said, I highly recommend that you don't. Many chose the name of a totem animal, while others simply find one that they just feel is right for them. Once you have chosen a name, the only people who should know what it is, is your coven mates. If you don't belong to a coven, then no one should know your magickal name but you. Under no circumstances should it be revealed to anyone. No going around to your friends and telling them what it is so you can hear them tell you how cool it sounds. That's just stupid. Your magical name is meant to be revieled only to the deities you work with during magick and mundane rituals...period. This is how they will know you, and if you're in a coven, how they too, will know you. But that's it. If you''ve already told people your secret magickal name, I suggest you keep it as an internet handle, and choose a different magickal name immediately. Make sure that you let the dieites you work with know what your new name is. Some go one step further, and make sure that their new name is numerically correct for them. This is done through numerology. To find your birth number and thus find if your name is numerically correct, use the following popular guide line. Find your birth number. If you were born on February 21, 1967, you would find your number like this 2.21.1967 = 2+2+1+1+9+6+6 = Bring this down to a single digit : 2+8 = 10 Then your birth number is 10 Then find the name number of the magical name you have chosen. This is done by equating all the letters of the alphabet with the first nine numbers using this table. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Are you searching for your Magical Name? Do you want exactly the right name for you, one that expresses your hopes, your dreams, your ideals? THE WITCHES BOOK OF NAMES http://www.skepticfiles.org/mys5/names5.htm OR FOR FUN~ Magical Name Generator http://yaoiville.org/bryony/fun-kicks/mgk-name.php MY RESULTS FROM THE GENERATOR: 1st Name: Faunus 2nd Name: Daibheid Element: Earth Origin: Roman God of forests and marrymaking. Means "the kindly one." He oversees the fruitfulness of the fields and animals. Languange: Irish Meaning: Beloved Pretty good, considering I have some Irish background, I'm an Earth sign, and love gardening and animals!!! I think it's a keeper : )
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• Italy
27 Feb 07
Than you MySpot, you've been very very kind. Thank you again! Me too I studied, here are the responses about your names: Informations taken from the book "The Complete Book of Magical Names" by Phoenix McFarland, Llewellyn Publications ARIEL I found this name in the chapter "Elemental names", Page 76. Air: The process of weather gives us many of the air names. Air names bring airness, lightness, and intellectual qualities. This is the quarter of dawn, when the clean and shining day begins. The power of Air can be the gentle, refreshing breezes reflected in a pretty name like Ariel, or a malestrom of wind borne power in a name like Thunder. Air names are for heightening intellectual prowess, clear and orderly thinking, for soaring high above the ground on the wings of the thought. Air moves us. Choose a name to help move you where you want to go. DRAGON I found this name in the chapter "Names from celestial objects". Page 129. Draco: From the Latin "Draco" and the Greek "Drakon", meaning "Dragon". A constellation lying between the Big and Little Dippers. A subtle fire name for Dragon lovers. ISIS I found this name in the chapter "Mythological names", Page 135. Isis = Wife of Osiris, Mother to Horus, known as Mistress of charms or enchantments. A name of mistery, dedication, determination and magic.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Thanks a lot for the information on that name...and the lil pencil too ; )
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@ruknaa (408)
• India
26 Feb 07
i do not know if it is magical or not... but it does have a magical effect on people
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• Italy
26 Feb 07
Well, but what's a magical name? Five years ago an American nice woman fell in love for me and sent me a lot of presents. In her parcel post I found two books, one is "The complete book of Magical names" by Phoenix McFarland, Llewellyn publications. At page xi there is written: "Many Pagans, especially Wiccans, choose a special name called a magical name which, in essence, is a name for the magic part of themselves. As pagans, many of us have come to learn the power of the magical name. It is more than a "cool" name, it is a very powerful magical tool." I hope these words are useful to you, if not, tell me and I look for other definitions in my book.
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@ruknaa (408)
• India
27 Feb 07
i belong to hindu religion. the name selection of everybody out here happens in almost a magical fashion. firstly based on the time of birth, location etc. they come up with the phonetic sounds that are best suited for the kid. then based on the ancestors etc they come up with the traits which the kid has inherited using the mix and match of the two they come up with the name. u can call the name magical by these standards.. but since the same thing happens to everyone... there is nothing special about it
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• Italy
27 Feb 07
Dear Ruknaa, I appreciated much (and agreed) what you said. Yes, there is nothing special, but you must admit that it's very charming.... So you belong to Hindu religion.... I respect deeply your religion, you are lucky, your roots are very ancient, you could defend your religion from Islam and Christian (with English invaders) attacks. I'm happy that a Hindu person likes these Pagan subjects, infact it seems that - even if your religion is very far and different from mine - our religions are connected because we have something in common.
@indiavani (865)
• India
19 Apr 07
Hello FrancyDafne! I found this discussion interesting, but I didn't know what magical names mean. But after reading some responses to your this discussion and your responses to them, I have understood a bit about it. I am just curious to know that do everybody of your religion have magical names? Do they really work?
@Galena (9123)
21 Apr 07
not everyone. I don't. it all seems a bit new-agey to me, and I'm a bit old fashioned.
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Well Indiavani, I think Galena is right. The weird thing is that I started this discussion, but... I have no magic name.... I'd like to have a special magic name, so I'm waiting for the right moment and I hope it will be really special for me :))))
@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have one. I've had it for nearly three years now..and I've only really told it to one person as a sign of trust. But otherwise I keep it to myself..like I'm sure you know why lol.
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• Italy
23 Feb 07
Yes Paranoia, we know why. It's kind of you telling this important and inner information of you to a person in which you trust.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
'zactly
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• India
22 Apr 07
I was interested in Japanese magick and my magick name is Hoshikamiko which means child of the god of star
• Italy
23 Apr 07
Wow Sapphireswati.... how interesting.... I saw in your profile that you are Indian. My favourite Asian cultures are the Indian and Japanese ones, you have still preserved your ancient cultures and I'm very happy for this. I like the name "Hoshikamiko" so much....
@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
20 Apr 07
Yes i am kinda weird in this ,i love all is magical and i suppose because i belive in this all those will help me...and yes,help me a lot... I have a magical word when i go out of home to solve a important problem,and i have to say this with my face to east point ...lol...see??i am weird,you ask! ha ha! AUGUSTA (and it is secret...or the power will disapear)
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Hi Augusta, always nice.... :) You are not weird at all, you have your thoughts that are neither good nor bad, they are "only" yours and on one can judge them. You know a magical word that help you to solve your important problems.... well, I'm happy for you. Really....
• United States
16 Mar 07
I have a name that I'm really found of. I guess you could consider that my magickal name. I really like Willow and I use that pretty often. Lady Willow sometimes and other's just Willow.
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Compliments highflyingxangel, I like your name. Lady Willow.... I love trees.... :-)
@hroptr (13)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
Yuppers, I use it everywhere I want to be anonymous, as well as in magik. Take sometime looking at my profile and you might just figure it out :)
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@Galena (9123)
6 Mar 07
no. I don't find it necessary. I'm rather a no frills kind of Witch.
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• Italy
23 Apr 07
Yes.... everybody has his/her own needs.... There is room for everybody in our culture, frill kind of Witches and not. Thank you for your response.
• United States
26 Feb 07
i need one
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• Italy
26 Feb 07
If you need help tell me. I have a book with thousands of names. Every kind of names, so, if you are curious about some names you don't know where they come from, what they mean, how they evolved, and how different cultures look at them, tell me, I'll try to help you.
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• Canada
19 Feb 07
I have had several magical names in the nearly nine years I've been a practising witch, but I have had my current one the longest: nearly five years. I don't share it with others really. It was given to me in a dream.
• Italy
23 Feb 07
Wow, in a dream.... how magic.... To me nothing happened similar till now, I hope in future....
@ondo1015 (1884)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
I don't have yet.
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• Italy
19 Feb 07
Me too. I don't have a magical name yet, I hope to choose one in a wonderful experience. We'll see....
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Feb 07
I have more than one in a way. I have one that I've been using since I was a child, that very few people know. Then I've had others that I have used in covens through the years. I don't really like sharing my "real" name, hence having a second one. That second one has changed over time as I have changed, and it's a nice way for me to recognize my evolution as a spiritual being. I think the "magical name" is an interesting thing, because there are so many people that just kind of randomly slam things together to use. There are others that give a lot of thought to their magical names, and I know several that have changed their names as they changed too.
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• Italy
19 Feb 07
Thank you for your answer, Lecanis, I like your words. You said wise words.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Im not a pagan so, I guess I don't have one
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• Italy
19 Feb 07
Aren't you pagan? Uhm.... sorry for you, you can't know what opportunity you are missing.... just joking, you know.... :-)
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