In the United States and several other countries, churches are required to maintain accurate records identifying any ordained member of clergy. If you purchase credentials from the Minister Supplies Store, those will bear your legal name because they can be used in the United States as legal identification for some purposes. However, your legal name will never be published or released by The Satanic Temple. After you initially register using your legal name, you may change your account name to your preferred pseudonym or ‘satanym’, and that will be the name associated with you throughout our system and in all communications apart from the purchase of minister credentials. Although your Certificate of Ordination must bear your legal name, you may purchase a Certificate of Satanic Scholarship with any name of your choosing.