I go by mine quite often. It's CloudPanther. I am part Native American, currently at the beginner level for the Cherokee language, and have been learning about the Medicine Wheel. A couple of elders that I have known feels that my name was given to me in a very traditional manner and that it suits me. One of these elders has, in a sense, adopted me and my children. I am honored that he thinks so highly of us, and I feel very blessed as well. My youngest daughter is Black Butterfly, and oldest son has a name, but we're still working on translating it properly. They have had their names since birth. My youngest son....well, we're still waiting to find out what his name is. Picking a name is a very special, and personal thing. Having your name given to you by Great Spirit.....that's a true blessing, and how I was given my name.
I am 'Storm wolf' The name was given to me by a Oglala Lakota Sioux, (An Officer in the USAF serving in the UK, long ago and many summers past.) Who told me that he'd descended from a Chief, and had many Shaman/medicine-men in his line.
I used to have it written down phonetically, as it is spoken, but I have long since lost that piece of paper to the four winds.
If Anyone could translate it for me, I'd appreciate it greatly.
N,tanis (In-tance) means My Daughter (that's my real name) it's been shortened to Tanis; which is pronounced the way it's spelled.
Eleta is my mothers name, and I know it has a meaning but I don't know what it is.
Wuttunee (What-Ta-Knee) means Eagle Tail Feather - that's my family's name. The Eagle Feather that represents my family is the Golden and Bald Eagles specifically, since they're common where my family roamed on the Canadian prairies.
Belleau is French for Beautiful Water - so that tells ya I'm not pure native.
I guess I'm lucky that I don't have to choose a native name, I was given one since birth and use it on a daily basis. If I got to choose it probably would have been "Masquka" which I THINK is Wolf in Cree, but now I can't remember. I have a cousin that's named Wolf but I just call him Wolf 'cause it's a lot easier than trying to pronounce it in Cree.