I love that this was brought up, my mother taught me Wicca and gave me a book as a gift and she marked a page that was about "Magickal Names", or in this case Craft names. It pretty much gave a similar discription.
Almost right away I knew I wanted to be known as Sacred Crow. It is a sacred animal to Ojibway/Anishinabeg which is part of my Ancestry, it also is what I wish to one day become when I die. I was doing animal spirit tarot reading on myself for my nine spirit animals and that was the first to be. I feel connected with this animal, and it is seen around where I live.
I had assurance that this is sacred to me, as well as magickal.
I have come to know that you may give your craft name to those who you believe you can trust with it. Or you can keep it just for you (and your coven if you belong to one). The decisions is really up to you.
If you feels right to you, go ahead. If not, then keep it for only your ears.
I use my magickal name, Oroboros, on all the magickal sites that I subscribe to, and on all my spells and workings that I do.
This is the name that I feel describes me at this moment. If I join a real life Coven, they will give me a new magickal name.
I like the symbol of the Oroboros. It represents regeneration, change, transformation. Just like me.
Re: Craft Names By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 23 Jun 12, 2017
Not all covens assign a magical name to their members. Some do, it is right. But many want their members to find their own magical names. The Tradition of which I am High Priestess requires that our students find their own magical names before they are initiated.
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I chose my craft name because I have always since I could remember been drawn to the Phoenix. When I was very young, I remember seeing a painting of a Phoenix and i was completely mesmerized. That feeling stuck with me throughout my life even though I had not begun my journey on the path. Once I decided to start my craft I knew that had to be my craft name because i felt it in my soul.