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How to Find Your Wiccan Name

Updated on September 11, 2016
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A Wiccan of 25 years, Sage likes to put her background as a writer and teacher to use by helping people learn about this NeoPagan path.

Find Your Wiccan Name

Find Your Wiccan Name
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Find your Wiccan Name

A Wiccan name -- sometimes known as a “Craft name” or “magical name” -- is a very personal choice. A lot of new Wiccans wonder about these names:

  • How do you I one?
  • When do I get it?
  • Where does it come from?

If you first understand the purpose to a Wiccan name, it can help clear up a lot of confusion, and can even help put you on the track to help you find your Wiccan name. It can also help you understand that you don’t actually need one at all, and take that pressure off of you to find a Wiccan name so you can go on with your religion without worrying about it.

People love to say “don’t label me”, but the fact of the matter is that labels are language. Just remember that moment in The Miracle Worker when, after months of trying, Annie Sullivan finally got through to Helen Keller by getting her to understand that names have meaning.

Nouns are not meant to put us in boxes, but to help us understand something better. There’s probably little in life quite so personal as a name, and the names we choose to take are even more important than those others have given us without our consent.

The History of Wiccan Names

The story seems to go like this:

In ye olden times, when brothers and sisters of the Craft were forced underground due to Christian tyranny, they feared for their lives and the safety of their families. People of the Old Religion would take on a new, secret name to protect their privacy.

Yeah, well, so much for historical accuracy. The fact is, neither Wicca nor Witchcraft were the Old Religion. Because of this, Wiccans (particularly Gerald Gardner, our founder) have long been accused of ‘making up’ the idea of a special religious name-- that's not quite the truth either.

Wiccan names have been used since Wicca originated— all of 70 or so years ago. This was not a practice adopted under the 'burning times' as some would imply, though. It was for the very practical reason of privacy, but privacy wasn't the only benefit.

Taking on a new name in a religion is not an unusual thing. When joining a new religion, or elevated to higher levels, it’s long been common for people to take on a new name in spirit. Sometimes this is in addition to their old name, and sometimes it would be in place of the old names.

Buddhists take on a Dharma Name, a new name at initiation (for Mahayana) or during ordination as a monk (for Theravada). In early Christianity, new Catholics would take on a new name-- usually the name of a Saint. Likewise, new priests and nuns were also initiated into the order with a new name. Islam and Sikhism are also religions that commonly practice taking new names.

This made its way into various occult practices, in which practitioners often took a pseudonym. Certainly Gardner, a student of the occult, someone who traveled and worked in the East and was familiar with Eastern philosophy, would have known of this practice even before his claim of having been initiated into a Witch cult in 1939. For an esoteric religion like Wicca, it was a natural fit.

During the 20th century explosion of new Pagan-related religions, the practice of taking on a new name became quite common. With the Internet and people taking on ‘handles’ or ‘screen names’, I think it just fueled the popularity of someone reinventing themselves, or emerging into a new chapter in their lives, signified by the adoption of a new name.

I Always Reminded of This Poem by T.S. Elliot

Whenever the discussion comes up about why Wiccans take on a new name (or sometimes more than one), I feel like T.S. Elliot was onto something in his Old Possom's Book of Practical Cats... he explains how every cat must have 3 different names

  • The first is the ordinary, everyday name-- the family name or given name
  • The second is the communal name-- something special that says something about the cat and who he is in his community; for a Wiccan, this would be the name we use in the open Pagan community.
  • The third is the private name for the cat to contemplate his true being, a name that is simultaneously "effable and ineffable" ; that's "deep and inscrutable". For a Wiccan this would be the name we share only in the circle.

So, yes, it can sound 'Mad as a Hatter" to have these names. But there's a purpose there. You can read the brief poem here:

The Naming of Cats

Or Watch It Recited Beautifully Here by the Cast of Cats

How Many Names Do You Need?

Originally, a Wiccan name would have been something only revealed within an oath-bound coven setting. Secrecy was important then because you could lose your job, your apartment, your children, your family, etc., if the wrong person found out you were frolicking naked casting spells with a coven. This was before the civil rights movement, before the new age and “co-exist” movements, before the age of information, before the Western World was urged to be more sensitive about diversity. People had little information to go on and knee-jerk reactions were common to those who came out of the ‘broom closet’. Coven names helped protect people’s privacy.

As the need for privacy was less and less of an issue, the spiritual and communal purpose of a name seemed to be more pronounced. This sometimes led to people having two or three names.

Some Wiccans keep one name only-- either they just use their given name and never bother with a Wiccan name. Or, they take on a Wiccan name and abandon the given name

Some Wiccans keep two names. The first is their given name, which they still go by at work, with the family, and in mundane life. The second is the name they use it either exclusively in the circle (the Wiccan name), or sometimes with the broader Pagan community (the nick name).

Some Wiccans keep three names-- yes, three. The first is the given name that people outside of Paganism still call them. The second is the nick name they go by in the Pagan community at large. The third is the private spiritual Wiccan name not spoken outside the circle.

Do You Need a Wiccan Name?

A Wiccan name isn’t necessary, unless you’re required by coven initiation to take one. Here’s a little quiz for you to judge. Remember, there’s no right or wrong answers. Just pick the answer that honestly comes closest to your true feelings.

Should You Take a Wiccan Name?

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The Wrong Way to Find Your Wiccan Name

There are a lot of lists that tell you how to find your Wiccan name. These lists will look something like this:

Choose One from Each Column and Combine:


Ye Shall Call Me "Mother FireFairy" Henceforth...

Well, that’s just a sampling of what one might look like. There are a few quite extensive lists like this floating around-- most of them for a goof, but sadly some are actually seriously telling newbies to create their names the way they would order Chinese take-out.

Some have you choose names associated with your zodiac sign, favorite color, spirit animal and the like. The idea is that you choose one from each column and combine them for a totally unique name. The result is you sound like you ripped off a name from a Dungeons & Dragons character list.

Needless to say, I don't recommend this method of choosing a name.

I also don’t recommend using an automatic ‘Wiccan name generator’ or ‘Pagan name generator’. These should really be considered for fun, don’t take them seriously.

If you are choosing a Wiccan name, it is not a choice that should be taken lightly. A name should be a symbol for who you really are, for your spiritual path or focus.

Some people will advise you must use an element, an animal, something numerological aligned to your birth date or real name— it’s fine to include things like this if you want but don’t let anyone tell you that you have to.

Consider the Reactions

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Controversial Names

One of the most controversial things a neophyte can do is name themselves “Lord” or “Lady”. It’s one thing to choose a Wiccan name for yourself, it’s quite another to give yourself a title. Titles like these are often seen as pretentious except for those who’ve earned 3rd degree (in an actual coven; not a self-bestowed title) or has reached the status of elder.

Put it this way—if you feel entitled to be called “Lord” or “Lady” by anyone, people shouldn’t have to ask why. You should be a pillar of the community already— and if you’re not, you might reconsider indulging your ego with such a title.

It’s also quite controversial to name yourself after a deity, though schools of thought differ:

  • In some trads, this is very much frowned upon; it’s seen as disrespectful to the Gods (and some even believe the Gods will communicate this to you, so be wary).
  • In some trads, this can be asking for trouble, because that deity is going to expect a heck of a lot from you since you’ve essentially volunteered to be it’s namesake and a living testament. Be prepared to be burdened— some people do welcome this, others don’t, and still others find they’ve bitten off quite a bit more than they can chew.
  • Some people consider it an honor to your deity to include his/her name in your Wiccan name, and see nothing wrong with it.

What do I think about it? I think you should know the different arguments, and ultimately take it up with your deity.

Another name faux pas is picking ridiculously long or unpronounceable names. This is obviously not as big of an issue with solitaries who never plan to reveal their names to anyone. For a coven or for more of a Pagan community nickname, try sticking with something that won't be a mouthful.

How to Find Your Wiccan Name

Finding your Wiccan name should start with considering whether you really need one or not. If you decide it’s important to you, begin by meditating on it and praying about it.

See what your Gods have to say— some people have visions and are given names by their Gods. This is uncommon, but it can happen.

Start thinking about the qualities and traits that you admire—the ideals to which you wish to live up to. Imagine you at your absolute best —maybe not perfect (nobody is perfect) but at least at your most refined. Paint an image of yourself in your mind as the person you hope to one day be.

Now it’s time to start considering which things stand for those qualities. You might consider an Element, a God/dess, an animal, color, crystal, herb, mythological creature, etc., that represents those qualities. You might find more than one thing.

Then it’s time to start playing with words. For example, if you envision yourself an inspired, passionate, creative person, then you may wish to incorporate the Element of Fire into your name. You don’t have to actually use the word “fire”. Think of related words: burn, ember, flame, etc., or you might even look up the word in another language if you are heavily influenced by a culture (Celtic, Greek, Norse, etc.).

You may come up with one or more candidates, but that’s still no reason to rush into choosing. Mull over any candidates, think about them for a while. Meditate on it, pray on it, and give it good consideration. No pressure to pick until you’re truly ready—and honestly it’s better to wait than it is to grab something that sounds great to you now but will change in 6 months when you’ve grown a little.

Hold a Naming Ritual

Make your Wiccan name official.
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When You Find Your Wiccan Name

Once you have found your name, consider a special rite to introduce yourself to your Gods and any other energies or spirits you may work with by your new name. If you are planning a dedication ritual, it’s a good time. If not, set aside a sabbat or esbat ritual.

You might announce something like, “I have come to a point on my path at which I feel I am growing, so much so that I’m outgrowing the person I was and am coming into my own— I am getting closer to the me I feel I was born with the potential to be. As I continue on this path, I shall now go by the name [your Wiccan name here] before the Gods, ancestors, elemental spirits and household guardians, so mote it be!”

You might light a candle, anoint yourself, write the name down in your BOS, or do some other ceremonial act that feels right to you to ‘seal’ the connection to this new name.

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Changing a Wiccan Name

If you feel you need to rename yourself every 6 months or every couple of years, you are probably not really looking for a Wiccan name so much as a nick name Before jumping into your second, third, forth, etc. name, you might want to step back and consider that you're not really ready for one, or that you're not choosing very wisely.

A Wiccan name is not something you would change like screen names; if you have to change it too soon or too often, chances are you didn't put enough thought into it in the first place. Give yourself at least another 6 months or a year before revisiting the topic.

On the other hand, sometimes a name change is called for. Sometimes, a Wiccan name that totally suited you during one part of your life may not ring as true anymore. There may come a time in your life down your path when you feel you’ve outgrown a Wiccan name. Sometimes you find out the person you thought you were (or wanted to be) at age 25 is just not who you are (or who you want to be anymore) at age 50. Your experiences may have changed you, or you just branched out and flourished in an unexpected direction.

It’s certainly something you should give great thought to, and something you should again take your time with as you ponder and try to figure out a better suited name. And once again, after a period of consideration, it’s a good idea to perform a ritual to announce the new name.

Good luck in finding your own Wiccan name if you're seeking-- wear it well.


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      Russell 6 days ago

      I'm just getting into the Wicca religion so it's too early to worry about a name yet.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi WiccaWolf; Thanks for sharing a bit about your experience finding your name :o) it can take time sometimes, and sometimes more than one fit (and that's not a bad thing-- look at how in some religions with rites of passage, or ceremonial situations like with royalty, there are tons of titles and names).

      Thanks for your comments :o)

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      Violet 4 months ago

      Blessed Be!

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      WiccaWolf 5 months ago

      I loved this article! I have recently been more involved with Wicca. I even named my favorite black rabbit Wicca, who happens to be the most cuddly one I have. I long time friend and girlfriend is a Wiccan and I have always been into witchcraft.

      I strongly feel as though my name would include Fire Wolf, but not sure if that will be my full name or not. I feel like it fits. Like always being drawn to fire and anything with heat, and my new love for wolves.

      I think that's why recently my favorite animal suddenly changed to Wolves. Used to always be horses and lions. But then seemingly no reason I dropped those animals and began decorating my room with wolves(I share a house with 3 roommates). Now I can't ever get them out of my head and my nickname is always Wolf.

      So excited!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      Thanks for sharing, Gadfly, that's awesome. :o)

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      Gadfly 7 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Gadfly is the name i came by whilst walking along the Thames embankment a couple of years ago. The environs here is known as Temple where various legal practices are located. The word Temple in this context dates back to the Knights Templar of medieval 'tymes'. In modern times it is the haunt of various folk lore gatherings such as 'Moots' 'Secret Chiefs' 'Some secret place' and the Pagan federation. So how did Gadfly come into being? I observed a lone insect in the gardens i took to be a gadfly and decided it would make a good name for a character in my short story on an arcane theme.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      Hail and welcome, Pookie!

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      Gadfly 8 months ago from Olde London Towne

      I'd forgotten about my name 'Pookie' as the irascible scamp in the woodland phantasy realm. Pookie is loyal to the goode Queene of the Faerie.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 10 months ago

      Very cool Cas, thanks for sharing! Sounds beautiful.

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      Cas Djed 10 months ago

      Thank you for this article. I am very new to this and your writings have helped me a lot. I have chosen my new Wiccan name. It is written in Greek due to the fact that I worship Ancient Greek gods and goddesses. The name I have chosen is Αεράκι Οπάλιο, pronounced Aeráki Opálio, in case anyone was wondering. It means "Breeze Opal", after my element of air and my fascination with opals.

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      Lannah 20 months ago

      I really found this to be helpful. When I started out about 10 years ago, I thought everyone had to have Wiccan names (and boy did I go through quite a lot, not finding a right fit for me). My Wiccan name is like a pen name now, just to say how much I don't believe I need a Wiccan name.

      Thanks and Blessed Be!

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      Gadfly 20 months ago from Olde London Towne

      The song in question is 'When will i see you again?' by the Three Degree's.

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      Patriciaenola 20 months ago

      She for whom I am singing the song she loved - is not present nor is she to be seen - she is alive within my heart and she blesses me every day in my memory - Dear Limpet - remember to sing for her - she is not far from you and if no one else sees as you do - it's their loss - you have to just remember her smile -

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      Gadfly 20 months ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings Darklings.



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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Brightest blessings, Pookie. Love that name.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 22 months ago

      Limpet, that is so sweet. I'm so sorry about your wife but obviously she continues to be a part of you.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 23 months ago from London England

      Merry meet.


      the Limpet.

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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Merrie we meet. Merrie we meet Merrie we meet

      Pookie calling. My new Wiccan name.

      Many blessings to all kindred spirits.

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      Patricia Francis-Wilson 2 years ago from North West Untied Kingdom

      May Becky be blessed - I hated my own name - when my mother re-married she had my name changed - don't be scared - Have a name - one you love - I chose mine - and I hope to sign up to study here With WiccanSage - I feel at home here - Home at Last

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 2 years ago from London England

      When my late wife passed away at an early age, i decided in her memory to add her name and legally merge it into my own. All of my paper work needed to be amended accordingly. I don't know if this has had any effect on my destiny but it was a kind gesture.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Hi Becky, would that be your given name or your Wiccan name you don't like? Maybe you could find one that is better suited to you?

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      becky 2 years ago

      Ok this is going to sound weird but I don't like my name, I don't want a name and wish that I could just not have to have a name.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Definitely sounds like some signs are being thrown your way! I'm like that too, they practically have to smack me on the head sometimes before I notice them. As much as I try to nurture my spirituality in my life, I do have to work on it, because at heart I'm just a practical person and when stuff happens I don't tend to first jump to any thoughts about mystical causes.

      One time I had some stuff going on in my life, and I was very flabberghasted about things, and I kept praying for guidance and signs. Meanwhile, squirrels started coming into my life-- like, a lot, for months. I was working on a shoot one day (as a photographer) and got to the location early, and I was all alone setting up my lights, and a baby squirrel came in and jumped into my camera bag. Another day I had to stop short because a squirrel jumped out of a tree in front of my car. They were climbing on my windows. I just wasn't getting it. I'm just thinking, "What the f--- is with these squirrels lately, are they all like rabid or something?"

      Finally one night I go to bed particularly troubled and praying for help. In morning I woke up to a really annoying noise, and looked out my window. there, perched on a branch a few feet away, facing me, is a squirrel-- and it's *yelling at me!* I mean, it all but had it's hands on its hips, it just looked right into my face and "yak yak yak" like it was telling me off big time.

      That's when it struck me-- duh! The squirrels were the sign I asked for, and sure enough they were. I was able to resolve my problems after that.

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

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      SFIAOgirl021 3 years ago

      When I first started studying Wicca I started thinking of craft names just so when I found one out I could honestly know that I spent a lot of time thinking on it. I was wrong my name hit me when I woke up this morning like a truck so to say. I've been having lots of bad dreams lately and even though I'm allergic to cats in real life and tend to avoid them I always have a cat protect me in my dreams plus when I leave my apartment I've been seeing cats EVERYWHERE and when I say everywhere they are all around my apartment walking the streets I see pictures of them my sister showing me cute cat pictures I even have a picture of an anime girl dressed in a cat costume on my phone and after reading about astral animal allies it got me thinking about birds of all things because I love birds but then when my cat protected me again (dreams been going for like 6 months now) it finally hit me my name has to do with cats I apologize to the Lord and Lady for missing 6 months worth of signs cause I was so stuck on birds but I figure if I'm wrong about the cats then they'll find a way of letting me know plus the name I'll meditate on it a lot before I choose it to go with my initiation ceremony but I've read that they'll send u signs to help u I think I've got my sign loud and clear lol

      BB to all

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      Gadfly 3 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings!

      I believe it is our sacred duty to preserve our realm from destruction.

      The Earth will recover but at what cost?

      sweet dreams


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      Melissa 3 years ago

      Mother Earth is whom I follow the natural beauty in all true things and beings people are so wicked in their ways makes me keep myself tucked away.I still believe that what you give out you shall receive 3xs fold back to whomever placed on to you.good or bad. Im fire who loves music and art I am alone there is no doubt my friend Pamela Coleman Smith she seems to like me.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Limpet, it's horrible, isn't it? I saw a lot of this kind of thing in school, and working in schools, as well.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 years ago from London England

      In year 11 at the beginning of the school year the majority of the class room voted me the 'village idiot' and that was with the home room teacher's blessing too. That was only as i was new to this school and the insular mentality of those students showed their resentment to outsiders.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Greetings Lantokey! I'd hate to think so too... but times were what they were. I know one theory is that the druids may not have sacrificed innocents, but passed down a sort of ritualized death penalty on criminals. It will be interesting to see whatever more is turned up. Thanks for your input, as usual.

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      Gadfly 3 years ago from Olde London Towne

      The lantokey was also the basis for our current parliamentary system where the wisest wold gather to moot an opinion. I've chosen the psuedo name of Gadfly in this instance as when i walked along the Thames embankment on a glorious sunny day i was confronted with a lone damsel fly which fluttered before then vanished from view and so i selected the masculine form of damsel fly. My personal sigil is another insect...the stag beetle.

      Happy days are here again

      the gadfly

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      Gadfly 3 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings!

      A lantokey is olde English for a Druid's grove.

      Oak,missletoe,sacred springs, human sacrifice (i'd hate to think so)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Hi Lantokey, I agree 100%. I've always had that 'loner' quality-- I'm comfortable in company, but I simply *must* have time with just myself. I appreciate your input, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Bright blessings to you~

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      Gadfly 3 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings

      Gadfly is the name which suits the surroundings of my habitat.

      Years ago, eons even, whilst travelling on the overground train a group of school girls who got in the carriage with me kept referring to me as 'OMO' and giggling about it but i know what o.m.o. means namely 'on my own'. Sometimes one's own company is enjoyable!

      Sweet dreams!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Sounds very cool limpet!

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 3 years ago from London England

      In my novelette 'Cauldron of souls' there is a character named Knarf the hermit. Unfortunately i've offered the intellectual property to another writer as i've unknowingly plagiarised a 19th century author and a 1935 Hindu film 'The flame'. Knarf is actually me and the story line goes that after a shipwreck, Knarf who was being taken to stand trial as a heretic escaped and lived in a cave on a rocky island until getting involved with a pagan priestess Merkah. Now the secret is out!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      I Drake; I am sorry in the length of time it took to approve your comment, as I've been ill and am catching up.

      I would have to disagree with your statement-- Wicca is not ancient. It is a 70 year old religion and was founded by Gardner. Gardner thought he'd stumbled upon an ancient religion, but the theories he based this on have been debunked for over 40 years now by reputable historians. There is simply no evidence of anything resembling Wicca being around in pre-Christian times, or during the witch trials.

      I would like to direct you to the book Triump of the Moon, by a respected historian, professor, and one who happened to grow up Pagan. He gives the most thorough and accurate history of Wicca that's been published to date. It's a rather academic read, so it can be tedious, but it puts an end to the "Old Religion" myths.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Thanks BizGenGirl, for your comment... so sorry in taking so long to get back, as I've been ill. I say it's better to just let them come to you-- sometimes they just hit you and they're right.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Hi Limpet-- So much in a name! Really, I need to connect with names as well. Thanks for sharing.

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      Michael Alsis 3 years ago

      Hello, I must say I enjoyed reading this hub just as much as any others you have posted, it is every informative and a great guide. I would just like to point out a small mistake, one most make unfortunately, that if Gerald Gardner is not the founder of Wicca (if that's what you meant he was the founder of) and Wicca did not originate only about 70 years ago, instead, Wiccan practices actually took place long ago, back before Jesus was even born actually (or at least when they say he was). The Wiccan religion was not founded by Mr. Gardner back then, but he did play a large part in bringing it back after years it had been forgotten. Wicca was around before the witch trials as well, and your right, the names were not because of hiding from Christian tyranny, they were used long before Christianity decided to go postal on every old lady with a wart and a pet black cat. I don't mean any of this to be rude in any way, I hope you see this as informative for that is how I intended it. Blessed be!

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      Bema Self 3 years ago from Seattle

      Love the hub! I've been mulling over magick names for nearly a decade now. One of these days one might stick ;p

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 4 years ago from London England

      When i formed the Arcane Order of Divine Mystic some years ago i adopted the name Aldem to practice the craft as a solo adept. When i saw a church with the name St Aldelms i looked up this name and came to the conclusion that it was so unlike me. The A.O.D.M. is now defunct.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Thanks MizBejabbers! That's quite a compliment, I appreciate it. I did change my name, my original name was something rather 'princess-y' and I never felt it fit me. Plus I was abused as a child and let's just say hearing my name was usually shouted in a negative way, in really bad situations, so I grew to hate it. I hated hearing it, I hated saying it.

      When I started writing I HAD to pick something but couldn't bear seeing my real name stare back at me in print, so I started going by Mackenzie because it was one I liked on our baby name list but never used. I felt more comfortable using Mackenzie and I began using it more and more, my husband encouraged me to change it legally; and I think it was part of my 'rebirth' when I began healing and moving on - my old self was dead, my old life gone, I had been reborn and built a new life and taking on a new name symbolized that for me and was like a final rite of passage.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      I am not Wiccan, but I think Wiccansage’s writing is informative and done without proselytizing. You are a good professional writer and it is a job well done. I am return traffic. I straddle both worlds in that I believe in the Christ and in the gods. Even Genesis mentions “the gods” in a place or two.

      I like your advice, and I think you have some good points about outgrowing names. I have always disliked my given first name, and I think if I lived in a commune type arrangement, I might find a new name for myself. I believe that my higher power would give it to me, so I wouldn’t be looking online for a new name. My father’s family had a custom of renaming themselves if they didn’t like the name given to them by their parents, and a couple of them had their birth certificates changed. I thought about it, but no name stood out and I couldn’t pick out anything that I wanted. But I haven’t meditated on it either.

      Good hub. Voted up++

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Hi Blueheron; I think there's sub-niches within Wicca. The 'pop Wicca' stuff is the bigger niche, and the stuff for more serious students is not quite so big. For some things there is very high competition, but most of what I write is beyond what teenage girls looking to experiment want to hear. But I think just sticking to a niche, you get a reputation, and you end up getting a lot of return traffic for those interested. I think that's what's been working for me.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Hi Billy; my traffic has been slowly but steadily rising, and I notice it rises even more the more often I publish. When I first monetized in Sept., I was getting the usual pennies, now I'm at least making payout every month. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Sharon Vile 4 years ago from Odessa, MO

      My guess is that this is probably quite a good niche--and area with a wealth of material to write about and with a potential for a substantial following. There are many good things about Wicca. I am not much inclined to "believe in" stuff, but if I were I would be attracted to an earth/nature religion and a "Goddess" religion.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Obviously, I don't have a horse in this race, but it is interesting. I'd be curious to know how you are doing with this niche, if you are seeing views increase over time? Well, I do wish you the best, and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.


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