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The assumed name of one who has undergone a spiritual awakening, with or without the aid of sacred herbs or other hallucinogens, and has decided to rename themselves something more appropriate to his or her enlightened status.
Hugh Romney assumed the nom de mello Wavy Gravy after what he considered a mystical experience onstage with B.B. King.

"She gave herself the name Ananda, it's a nom de mello."
by LotusoftheHeart February 04, 2010