When people enter the Wicca Religion or the pagan world of witchcraft, it is like starting your life anew. Many do so by choosing a magical name that reflects their personality or feelings. A magical name is unique to the practitioner, and there are several ways to find yours. When you find the right name, you’ll keep it for a long time. Some witches have two magical names — one which they use in public and one which is known only to the gods and members of the person’s coven. Some covens also have their own methods for this.
A popular method of finding a magical name is to choose one that corresponds with your birth number using numerology. To find your birth number, begin by adding the digits of your birth date.
A birth-date of July 5th 1990 would be derived as follows
The 31 then becomes 3+1 =4 and 4 would represent the life number or birth number.
The same procedure can be done for one’s name.
Each letter has a number that corresponds with it.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
Your magical name should also add up or break down to a 4 using the same method. This could take some time and alot of thought before finding a name that works out numerically.Some witches prefer to use their given birth name and that is fine as well and is entirely up to the individual.
When considering your new name you might want to incorporate a totem animal that you have a bond with. Some people take on a magical name by adopting the name of their totem animal. Go to any Pagan gathering and you’ll find that names like Bear, Eagle, Raven, Wolf, Cat, Hawk and Dragon aren’t uncommon at all as being included in the magical name.
Some people take their magical names from different elements of nature and the universe. There are many names possible from plants and flowers, as well as rocks, trees, stones and the solar system. The creative possibilities are endless.
When choosing your name, take your time and look for synchronizedevents or irony around you in nature. Watch for signs around you and meditate on it. Learn to feel with your heart and energy center and the universe will communicate back to you. It might even come to you in a dream.
There is no right or wrong way in choosing your name, but many feel it is important to numerically match it to your birth number. If it feels right to you, then by all means go with it.