Tried changing my name on Facebook to Tristan "Fayanora" Arts just now, but FB won't accept the quotation marks around Fayanora or anything like them. Its excuse was "too many apostrophes." Gods, what if I were to change my name to one of the Traipahni names that have actual apostrophes in them? TPNN uses apostrophes, when written with Latin characters, to separate syllables and make it clear how it's supposed to be pronounced, because TPNN's alphabet is a syllabary. So if I were to change my name to, I dunno, something like " Ay'lah'kahn'jah, " I would have to remove the apostrophes for the sake of Facebook. But in the meantime, I have to decide whether to keep the name I have on my only published novel for my FB name, or change the middle name to Fayanora, or change the whole thing to Fayanora Ahnabahn Tahlahmorgk. Whatever I do (except keep it as is), I have some friends and a relative on there who are going to raise their eyebrows at it, I've no doubt.
Damn... Ay'lah'kahn'jah is a good name, actually; especially if you know it means "A spiritual journey in which one gets lost on purpose in order to find one's self."
EDIT: All of life is an ay'lah'kahn'jah... *wistful sigh*
Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org