This is something I have touched on, but I believe it really needs to be spread throughout “white” people to remind them that we do have all those things that everyone else has. They might have been covered up by Christianity or Politics, but they are still there. Our names have meaning, they have importance, they aren’t just “everyday or “normal” or “plain.” They are Names.
When I chose the spiritual name I go by, Svartwulf, I knew the meaning of both words and what their combined meaning would be. My on, mortal birth name has meanings too. My middle name means “Good King.” It is something I try to live up to, even if I have no earthly kingdoms.
What do your names mean?
Our names have power, too! I want to assert that all names do but I think some only have power because they are a name… anyway.
I don’t use my real name very often anymore, at least not in community. I’ll accept Ms K— in public from students and other teachers but hearing my given name out loud makes me twitchy. Only one deity has ever used it, the others use titles of some sort or another. Names are… interesting.
Rev. Dragon's Eye said:
Other ancient cultures used names as a description about the individual, and of their achievements (both good, and not-so-good). Many of our present-day names, especially from the early Germanic peoples, also described the occupations of the people.
My “step-mother’s” maiden name was “Lake”. It was traceable to an ancestor named “Eric of the Lake”, because he apparently lived by a large lake. It is interesting stories like this that help to enrich our world, and gives more appreciation about where we came from.
Our various naming conventions, of the past, were very commonplace in the ancient world.