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#1 of 5 Old 07-28-2003, 06:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Ok Jsut curious here....

If you are pagan did you/will you give your chidl a pagan name AND a legal name or are you naming your child the saem both legally and with it's name s/he will be wiccaned/named with?

We gave our children the names they told us (both DD and teh one arriving soon) so I'm curious as to whether other pagan parents are doign the same thing.

Both are girls and named for Goddesses at their (the kiddo's nto the Goddesses) request
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#2 of 5 Old 07-31-2003, 06:43 PM
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I intend to use their given names as on birth certificate in the naming ceremony. With the exception of firstborn son, who will be named after his father unless he's born on the 22nd of Sept., none will have Christian names, though not necessarily Pagan/Heathen ones, either. Instead, we're drawing names from literature for first names and non-Christian family names for middle names. If it's a boy, he'll be James David unless as mentioned above he's born on the 22nd, then I'm naming him Frodo. If it's a girl, she'll be Luthien Mya, Luthien being the name of an elf in The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Mya being my best friend's name with the letters rearranged (She's Amy).

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Both our kids have a "spirit" name that isn't on their birth certificate. It just happened that way. Don't necessarily know that the next one will have one too, though I suppose it will. Her name came through almost immediately though.
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Both my girls have names that could be interpreted as Pagan, but when they are grownthey can pick out a name that is right for who they are.
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#5 of 5 Old 08-06-2003, 12:57 PM
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I don't have a tradition of double naming. I think naming ceremonies are great though. I would have a private one if I had more children.
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