This is a post from my other blog about my “New Name” that I have chosen for myself. May I actually decide to keep it and be awesome that way.
I really wanted a name that 1) connected me with my beliefs even more, and 2) sounded cool and manly. Because honestly, a name that met those criteria isn’t hard in my faith.
I settled, after a short debate, with Arndórr Ørnström. The given name of Arndórr was chosen for it’s old Norse roots, and it’s relative similarity with my actual given name (which is Andrew, btw. Pleased to meet you.). Apparently, and only after deciding I already liked it and delved a little more into the meaning and etymology, roughly breaks down as either “Thor’s Bird”, or, more correctly, “Thunder Bird”, which is an animal in local folklore (which is also awesomely classified as a cryptid and may or may not exist or have existed at some point). The Surname really is just the place I hail from, “Eagle River”, simply substituting “ström” (“swiftly-flowing water”) for the more…
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