To get all Gnostic on you, there's always the option of choosing to reincarnate rather than pass on to another world after death. (The Buddhist offer would be less to reincarnate than to reincarnate more
, vis à vis the Boddhisatvas, but it's otherwise the same deal.)
Alternately, one could go even further in the notion of the name as a "gift of the soul" (assuming one decides on a different "gift of the mind") and have your character undergo temporary ego death—they, for a time, would no longer think of themselves as themselves, as it were, having given up part of that aspect of their self that would recognise itself. Maybe that's convoluted but, assuming your character is paying these things to a magical entity of the old school, it's great
leverage material: "'I' gave you more than you asked for; now you owe 'me.'"
edited 27th Mar '12 7:13:10 PM by JHM