a reply to: beansidhe
A bit more on 'true names'.
I believe that my position is actually fully supported in Fae lore. For example, it is considered very rude, ignorant and dangerous to ask a Fae their
name or to call them a Fae or other term.
You can say this is due to 'true names having power' and that is correct so far as it goes...but not in the way one might think.
All liminal creatures (Fae, 'spirits', 'tricksters' and shaman by the way) get very cranky about being named *anything* as that 'attacks their liminal
Also, in your lore I believe is the fact that the true form of 'beautiful faries' is ugly twisted little critters.
Now you could say that you could ' have power over Fae' if you knew the 'true name' of the ugly form.
But that 'ugly form' isn't their true name either.
You could say you knew the 'true name' of their liminal state....but that 'true name' very nearly equals the 'true name of god'.
God was the first liminal you see.
Swmbo is also extremely touchy about names.
In short, as one liminal creature speaking on the behalf of other liminal creatures:
Naming feels like an attack...and it spoils all the fun of being liminal.
Now it's fine to use 'pet names' such as Melissa....as that does not attempt to crush the liminal state....
And it allows her to show off....peacock that she is.
Just wanted to finish this particular story line. Not doing so is like dropping rice grains at the feet of an eastern vampire.
Things are neither simple nor hard....things take what they take....not more...not less.
edit on 5-2-2016 by KellyPrettyBear because: T ypo