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  •  Names of power... (8+ / 0-)

    My son received a Name of Power.. he was named after a Dragon Prince in a series I was reading when I was pregnant with him. Interestingly enough, he's always had a fascination with dragons, even before he knew where his name originated.

    My daughter was name after a very powerful person (in personality).. my brother in law... who died a couple of years before she was born. I don't know what I would have named her otherwise, she's always been who she is in my head.

    I also give my animals names of power. One dog is named Freya.. she's a laid back dog, but very much a Mama dog, who  wants to protect everyone, even from themselves. Our cat is named Dori after Karen Chance's character Dorina    Basarab, a Dhamphir who kills Vampires who need killing. (Kind of halfway between Ceiling Cat and Basement cat.. add in she's a silver tabby). Sophie, our new puppy came with her name, and already responded to it so we kept it.

    As for pet obsessions, I have a few of them, but they're minor things. Things like, glasses get washed before pots and pans, and tools don't get left outside when you're done with them, and not putting wet clothes with the dry clothes in the laundry (mildew is an issue in Florida). Kind of wimpy pet obsessions.

    Most original fiction: The early science fiction authors, who were entering new territory: Arthur C. Clark, Isaac Asimov, H. G. Wells, Jules Verne.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:09:47 AM PST

    •  Yes, a Dragon Prince is quite a Name of Power (5+ / 0-)

      and then, once you have the name, people relate to you accordingly, so that shapes you too. Most amusingly, in "A Boy Named Sue".

      If your son is fascinated with dragons, perhaps you just intuited a name that expressed his essence.

      Your pet obsessions just sound like common sense to me.

      Wells and Verne were visionaries (not that Clarke and Asimov weren't).

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:39:12 AM PST

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