Monday, January 25, 2010

Naming After a God/dess

I'm really curious about what y'all think about naming a child or oneself after a god/dess.

I know that there is a strong and long tradition in Ireland, f'ex, of naming children after saints, especially Brighid and Patrick. And Mary, of course. And other cultures have similar traditions.

But that seems to be more about honoring *saints* and hopng to imbue children with their characteristics.

What about naming a child after a god/dess? What about naming *yourself* after a god/dess -- either by changing your legal name or by taking a "spiritual" name?

Is it a way of honoring your deity? Or is it disrespectful? Or...none of the above?

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