Now here’s the thing, most Pagans have a special name that they use, a craft name if you will, it doesn’t matter if you’re a witch, druid, heathen, wiccan or something else. Most of us give ourselves a name that we use, apart from a witch in a coven, and then I believe the high priestess gives you one, or part of one.
I have found that some won’t share the name with anyone, it’s between them and their deities and no one else, then you have those that are happy to share with everyone alongside their deities, or those like myself, who are happy to share part of their name with others.
Choosing a name is a very personal thing, a lot of thought goes into it, some like to use the name of a goddess or god, whereas others think that to do so is quite rude. Then you have those that choose a name opposite to their nature, hoping that it will bring out that side of them, plants, trees and flowers are very popular as are animals and birds, even colours, then there are dates from the wheel of the year such as Litha. You can choose to have a name in another language like Doreen Valiente did, hers was Ameth, which means ‘truth’. So as you can see, there are many options open to you. There are no right or wrongs, it’s up to you if you choose to have one or not.
Having spent a good bit of time thinking about it, I’ve tried several names including Stormrune, Wolfsong, Snapdragon, and Nemesis, which while I liked them, they didn’t quite ‘hit’ the mark with me and I found myself coming back to the same name over and over. That name is Dragonborne, there is more, but that’s between me and the ancients and not for sharing. So, you will ask, why Dragonborne? well, it’s quite simple really, I like dragons, I was born in Wales, the dragon is our emblem so Dragonborne ticked all the boxes, so Dragonborne I am and Dragonborne I shall remain until I cross to the summerlands.