Thank you for your wonderful fairy website. A few months
ago my children began correspondance with the Tooth Fairy
(which role has brought me a lot of fun and joy as their father)
and my nine-year-old daughter, in her letter, asked what her
name was. I needed some inspiration as I knew it couldn't
be some simple or silly name undeserving of such a noble fairy.
I found just the inspiration I needed on your site. I thought
you might appreciate knowing how your site has helped make
life a little more magical in one family's life. Here's an
excerpt from The Tooth Fairy's most recent letter to my daughter
(in case the correct font doesn't show up, it is, of course,
written in a font much more elegant and deserving of The Tooth
My full name is...The Tooth Fairy. "The" is my
first name. "Tooth" is my middle name. And "Fairy"
is my last name... Ha, ha. I'm just being silly.
Okay, you may not have realized it but you have asked a very
serious and important question that many humans have not thought
to ask, and of those who have thought to ask, few know. But,
Dear One, I will share it with you, though you must be very
careful with my name, okay? I'll tell you why in a little
while. My real name is Rhoswen Fayette Tana Luna. Let me explain
how to say it and what my name means, as it is a very special
* Rhosewen is pronounced "rose-when." It is from
the Gaelic language and it means "white rose." *
Fayette is pronounced just like it looks. It is from the French
and it means "little fairy." * Rhosewen Fayette
is really my first name (we use two names for a first name,
in case you didn't know). However, my nickname is just Rhosewen,
which I think is a beautiful name, don't you? * Tana is pronounced
"tah-nah" and it is a Russian word that means "fairy
queen." * Luna is pronounced "loo-nah" and
it is Latin for "the moon." * So, my last name is
those two names together: Tana Luna. Also, my last name is
more like my title, more than it is a name.
In English, then, my full name is The Little Fairy White
Rose, Fairy Queen of the Moon
Fairy names tend to describe the fairy. I am little, I tend
to like the color white, because of my love of baby teeth,
of course, and of clouds and so I have white rose and the
moon in my name. You may not have known, but if you think
about it you will see why-I am not an ordinary fairy. As my
name suggests, I am a true Fairy Queen-just think of the importance
of what I do, my castle and my throne. I bet you're saying,
"Oh, yes! Of course!"
My name comes from many languages. As you can see, it is
a very special name. Very, very, very, very, very, very, very
few people know my real name, so please do not tell anyone
unless they are very special to you and only if they will
promise not to tell anyone else. You may tell your family,
of course, and maybe a few of your special friends, but only
if they promise not to tell others. Thank you for respecting
I told you I would tell you why you must be so careful with
my name. You probably remember from the story Peter Pan that
fairies can only exist if children believe in them. Do you
remember what happened to Tinkerbell when someone said, "I
don't believe in fairies?" and how Peter said it was
so very important to instead say, "I do believe in fairies"
to keep Tinkerbell alive? Do you remember that? Well, I can
only share my name with those who will believe in me, because
if someone were to say my full name and then say they didn't
believe in me then that would be very sad. I don't even like
to think about it, really.
However, the happy news is that children do believe. That
is why I love them so. That is why I love you so. You have
such a wonderful imagination and can see things in your mind
even if you can't see them with your eyes, right? A very brilliant
and famous scientist, Albert Einstein, once said, and I believe
he was right, that "Imagination is more important than
Well, Dear Heart, I have written a lot and must be going.
I wish you much love.