- November 17, 2005 - Names
Salam (peace) to all who read this... (anyone reading this)
There is a lot of talk about reverts changing their names - I have not changed mine nor do I wish to be know in the 'real' world with a different name, I'll tell you why not (this may change at any time in my life - I'm like that ) Firstly, I am who I am, was born with my name and have no problem with it ! Secondly, having changed religions I don't feel the need or desire to change my name, after all I am still ME but am a different religion. (makes sense?) But! having said all this I do realize why people do like to change their names. They have embraced a whole 'new' life and because of that they want everything to be new. I myself had bought a silver band ring and had a name enscribed on it (a combination of my last name and first name - creating a new name) when my father passed away. I have no idea why I did that, or where the idea had come from, but I feel that it was saying goodbye to a part of my old life and welcoming a new one. I think its a part of coping with life changing - that was my way. So that is why I have decided that on my 'internet' life, I want to be known as Aalya (two A's just because im always different ) So in 'real' life im still ME! but on web land im Aalya ! A nice way to bring in the 'new' but still stand by the 'old', because who you are now will shape who you are in the future !
Take care all...