Last updated on September 12, 2019
The Story Behind My Pen Name, Ariel
How I procured my pen name, Ariel? There is a story behind it. This Knol is a narration of that small incident happened in my life years back. That paved a way to stick with the name Ariel as my byline.
“Philip how you got your pen name, Ariel? My new friends and followers on social media as well as on my blogs ask this question, For such friends here below I present a small note on that incident happened years back. Hope, this will give an answer to that question.
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I used my original name ‘Philip Verghese’ as my byline in my early writing days.
A Few years later, after completing my high school education, I started sending letters, stories, and articles to the secular publications in the new name ‘Ariel, Valanjavattom’ (my native land near Thiruvalla, Kerala) and many of my writings published in the newspapers, Children’s magazines and weeklies.
My first writing (a letter to the editor) with that name, got published in one of the most prestigious publications in India, “The Malayala Manorama” daily newspaper (The largest circulated daily, now it is the largest circulated regional language daily in India).
In addition to letter writing, many of my articles and stories published in their children’s magazine called ‘Balarama’, which is popular among the Malayalam speaking children.
Later in the Malayalamanorama newspaper’s youth page “Yuvatharangam” I was a regular contributor with that pen name ‘Ariel Philip’.
First, let me say a few words about what prompted me to write this content.
Yes, just after posting my previous content, “what is there in a name“. I just started thinking about my own words, “Yes, next time when this question arises, “What’s there in a name? Think about it, you will definitely find a lot in it”.
Those words echoed in my mind and I just thought of my own name “Ariel” and myself: Yes, there is a big story hidden behind it. Let me narrate that here in short here:
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If my memory serves correct, it was, when I was studying in the seventh standard, our English class teacher (Susy Mathew) started taking a lesson from an English prose, Shakespeare’s famous drama “The Tempest” (Read more on that story in this link: summary of the Tempest story ) was the lesson for that day.
Ms. Susy Mathews explained the story’s summary and it was so interesting that everyone eagerly listened to it.
Later she asked the first bench row to read out the lesson, each of us got a different character to read, and very interestingly, I got the part of the story, an interesting character called ‘Ariel’ the good spirit.
The session was so interesting and all of us played our part well.
Later, when the class was over, everyone started calling me ‘Ariel’.
Since Ariel was an important character in the drama ‘Tempest’ I too liked others calling me the name Ariel.
Slowly the name became famous in our school and everyone starts to talk about it, and the people around me called ‘Ariel Philip’.
Thus, born a new person by name ‘Ariel Philip’.
From the very young age, I used to write articles, stories, songs, and poems in Christian weeklies and magazines in my mother tongue Malayalam.
For more on this line about me please visit my content titled “My Early Experience with My Writings”
Years went by and in connection with my further studies; I landed in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telengana) where my elder sister was
Later I came to know about the meaning of the word ‘Ariel’. Ariel means ‘Lion of God’.
I was so delighted to know the meaning and I decided to stick on to that name in my further writings.
Now in my web writing, I am using this name P V Ariel as my byline.
Please read my interview with a well-known resource producer at AssociatedContent.com, Dr. Donalad Pennigton of Texas, USA. Read more on this link: Ladies and Gentlemen P V Ariel
Yet another content producer at AssociatedContent.com Ms. Sheryl Young of United States of America (A well-known Christian writer, a Jew by birth) interviewed me and you can read more about my writings at this link: PVAriel My First International Friend…
Read another interview in which I shared a bit more about me and my blogging journey. Reji Stephenson, a professional blogger, a Keralite settled in the UK interviewed me in this post. You can read that here under this title: P V Ariel A Blogger Without A Blog!
I am extremely happy to be here at this world wide web writing community.
I am again happy to say that through the sites like associatedcontent. com (now Yahoo. com) Google’s knol. google. com I could obtain a good number of like-minded people as friends and associate writers.
Later I started working as an Editor for a Christian bi-monthly publication called ‘Confident Living’published from Secunderabad, Telengana State.
Presently I am a fulltime blogger and manages different blogs in English (including this blog) and in Malayalam. I am also working as an internet marketer and a social campaigner for different platforms.
Let me take this opportunity once again to extend my heartfelt thanks to all my fellow writers, co-authors, readers, fans and friends for their wholehearted support, comments, and encouragement.
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