About My Name, Thoth
"This is an aetiological myth intended to explain why the moon gives light at night. The darkness is the abode of the enemies of Re and of the underworld demons. In the myth Thoth is constituted a moon god as the deputy of Re. In the pre-dynastic period Thoth was the god of the ibis nome and the same myth goes on to explain, by the kind of pun to which the Egyptians were much addicted, how the ibis came to be the symbol of Thoth"
- as recounted in S.H. Hooke's Middle Eastern Mythology: From the Assyrians to the Hebrews
By the way, Thoth is my real name, at least in the sense of the name having been given to me by my parents at birth.