When I was little, I really wanted to be a knight, so I decided that I need myself a knight name. I don’t really remember how I selected it, but I ended up with Areyde (pronounced ah-ray-deh). It might have to do something with the word “raid”, since they are spelled similarly in Russian.
I also had a sigil for Areyde — a white oak on the deep green background. One friend of mine drew Areyde as she imagined him, and I guess now I have this image to remind of those times. But the name stuck with me.