Hmm, there's something about Glass I like. I'll have to think about that one, and figure out what it means to me because obviously, glass breaks and that's the opposite of what I'm trying to convey. But I really like it. I also absolutely love Lark!
Tanzer- German surname means Dancer. Which to me denotes freedom
Fertig- German meaning ready, prepared
Enns- German derivative of Anselm meaning 'with divine protection'
Frei- German meaning free
Freud-German meaning Joy
Hertz- German meaning heart
Lenz- German meaning springtime
Morgenstern-German meaning morning star
Stark- German meaning strong/brave
Fairbairn- Scottish beautiful child
Does your birth name feel more like you? Or do you feel more like you need something different? Do you have a speific letter in mind so you can keep your initials? It could be a little pretentious but Armani means "freeman". Carol, Carleton, Frisco, Franco, Francisco, Fancy ( I actually know several people with this surname) all have connections to free in their meanings. There Is also Dermot which means "free from envy" if any of those interest you. Good Luck!
Hey Red. Good idea!
I'm confused - you're planning to keep Erica Patricia. Would it be
(new name) Erica Patricia (last name) or
Erica Patricia (new last name)
Is the new name one you'd use in lieu of Erica?
The name you're throwing on the fire is the current surname or one of your given names?
Ok sorry to ask the same question like 5 different ways - just want to give appropriate suggestions.
Adding Frei and Stark to names I'm considering. I like the sound and the meaning. I love Eyre, I'm not sure it works with Erica though. Erica Eyre. Too many -e's? I really feel strongly about Jane Eyre. I collect Jane Eyre books with my grandmother. I think she's a remarkable character.
I'm not sure how I feel about my birth name. I used it when I was too young to think about it being my name, and I don't feel attached to it in any way. I'm not close with my birth father, but he is a good man. I'm considering taking it to make the transition simpler, and picking up a second middle name that will be all mine, a fresh start.
Name might become Last Name if I feel really strongly about it, but for now I'm just considering a second middle name. I don't want people to call me by a new name, it's just for me. A little secret tucked in there that makes me happy.
Erica Patricia Ash (ash as in what fire leaves behind, also a tree with incredibly strong wood, symbolic of protection of children in British folklore, Ash Wednesday - resurrection, etc.) Surname possibly.
Erica Patricia Noor (means "light" in Arabic, great namesake in Noor Inayat Khan- heroine of the French Resistance) Might work as a surname.
Erica Patricia Magdalene (Magdalene gets a bad rap as a "fallen woman" but was a disciple/companion of Jesus after he "cleansed her of demons," was an advisor to the apostles, witness to the resurrection... powerful lady.)
Erica Patricia Pearl (I think of the daughter of Hester Prynne, and of wholeness and pure beauty rising from insult/invasion- to the oyster :-b)
Erica Patricia Valor Maybe surname-material?
Erica Patricia Valentine (actually means "strength, vigor" and a reminder to be loving toward yourself) Could work as a surname.
Erica Patricia Morrigan (badass Irish goddess queen of war and death!) Could work as a surname.
Erica Patricia Carmen (fearless, fiery, femme-fatale, great musical association)
Erica Patricia Green (English surname. Of course it brings to mind green shoots, new growth, life force)