Friday, April 23, 2010

Called by Name: Of Myself

There are many other characters I could discuss, but more is not always better. I started this series with characters very close to me--my own characters--and so I will end with myself.
Readers of this blog will most likely know me as Galadriel, a name I chose upon joining my first book forum. Although I didn't really understand the character at the time, the name has grown--or perhaps shrunken--to fit. For Galadriel is a powerful lady, who remembers much others have forgetten, yet she herself is doomed to fade from a world that no longer recognizes her.
Related to Galadriel is the name Nenya_s Wings, which I chose for NaNoWriMo when "Galadriel" was already taken. For Nenya is the Ring of Adament that Galadriel weilds in secret against the One, while "Wings" reflects my flight-hunger, a desire to soar with the wings of a hawk in the sky.
For that reason, I chose Kestrel as my title on ApricotPie, a homeschool writing site. In Skye, the first story I posted there, the title character remembers her friend Kestrel who died attempting to free her imprisoned friends.
Another online title of mine is CrimsonWaters, which I use on Ted Dekker's Circle in honor of his Circle Trilogy, for the crimson lake in that world is a mark of redemption's sacrifice.
As for my birth name...I don't give that out online. While it may be easily used among face-to-face aquantences, giving it to someone online marks trust. It says, "I trust that you are who you claim to be, and therefore I will tell you who I am offline."
But the name I long for is in Revelations 2:17
And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who recieves it.
God has a special name waiting for all who accept him, one only he and you will understand. And no matter how well other names--Galadriel, Nenya, or Kestrel--may seem to fit, only that name will reveal our true self.


  1. What a great final post! And the verse from Revelations is very powerful stuff. For some reason, I never really thought of it that way before.

  2. Aye; it is indeed an excellent final post. ^^ Evergreena is right - that verse from Revelation ended it on a beautiful clear note. Thank you for your wonderful series on names, Galadriel. I'm eager to read your next post or series of posts; whatever it is to be.

    Thanks so much for your edits and criticisms. I read them, and very nearly jumped out of my seat in delight. =) And I enjoyed "Death of a Vampire" very much. Tis a good poem.

    Until next time...and have fun breaking the tie between poll topics. :P


  3. Wonderful last post! I've quite enjoyed the series. Names of all sorts are important, and you've reminded me of that in a most delightful way.
    And, again, I agree with what the others said before me - the verse from Revelation is a wonderful note to end on.