My Wiccan name is Fawn. For months I tried to come up with a cool name. Raven is a popular Wiccan name and I love crows anyway, what with their being guides through the underworld and all. But it didn’t quite fit. I tried variations, such as Bran (Welsh for crow). Still not right. I moved on to the relatives: magpie, rook, blue jay – you get the idea. No click. Then one day during meditation, a name just came to me…Fawn. I wasn’t happy. I was going for wings and coolness and I get a timid, helpless little creature? But there was no denying it fit my nature. So I tried it out - fawns are cute, they’re gentle, sweet, playful and even kind of mysterious if you count that elusive factor. OK, Fawn it was. I found a tiny raffia fawn at Pier 1 and it lives on my altar.
And of course, it can also mean Faun – that mischievous half-human, half-goat creature featured in myth and Shakespeare. Being a Capricorn, I have an affinity for Pan and Puck. It seems to have been a pretty inspired name after all!
So don’t despair if you’re having trouble naming yourself. Give the gods and goddesses some time, listen and they’ll whisper it to you!