| I remember my family telling me how special it was for me to get my "real" name in the temple. "This is the day your are SUPPOSED to be endowed! It is so awesome that you will find out your name today! If you went any other day than today, your real name could be different." yadda yadda I remember that the line, "if you went any other day your name would be different" made me wonder...
When I was at the temple and the temple worker gave me my new name, I almost physically flinched as she spelled it out, "H-U-L-D-A-H".
I only found out this year in the spring, that anyone else who took out their endowments on the same day as me, was also given the same "real" name. I thought my "true" name was supposed to be so personal. I didn't know it was like the show "Factory Made", where you are in an assembly line and you all get stamped with the same "real" name.
I was thinking this morning, about the day my husband and I got sealed. I had to tell him my "new/real" name to my hubby while going through the "veil" curtain crap. It made me shudder to even utter it, because it sounds like the worst Viking name on the planet, but I did. Then the temple workers emphasized how my husband was NEVER to tell me his "real" name. No matter what. I was to respect his priesthood and should NEVER even ask him what his name was.
I was just wondering if this bothered anybody else out there, especially the women. What honestly flittered through your mind when you were told you could never know your husband's "true" name? I know it is just a bunch of crap now, but it seems like a power play, in my opinion. I actually just barely asked my husband what his name was a few days ago and it felt weird doing that, even though I am an exmormon. They really are experts at brainwashing in my opinion.... My husband didn't hesitate and told me immediately, but when he was TBM he never would have. Five years later and I find out this silly name that was so secretive. Mind you, his name was a lot better than mine. LOL!!