Does a New Religion Mean a New Name?

It's pretty common when someone converts to a religion to take a name that lines up with the new religion's traditions. Even though Hinduism doesn't always support the notion of "convert" you can still see a number of non-Indian Hindus who traded names from other traditions for Hindu names. Ram Dass, for example.You know me as Ambaa, but I am not called that in real life.I've said before that I don't want to disrespect my parents by rejecting the name they gave me.On the other hand, … [Read more...]

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