Name Numerology is a name that is often used to refer to a form the art of deriving numerology numbers and meanings form a person’s name. This is rooted in the belief that your name is more than just a bunch of letters. It is believed to have a profound effect on the kind of person that you are on how you interact with the other people. The numerical representation of your name can also reveal how other people perceive you. It may even reveal things about your personality that you yourself aren’t aware of.

How Letters Turn into Numbers?

Numbers are one of the core factors in our life. Nearly everything has its numerical equivalent. We live by our ages, by out weight, the numbers in our professional licenses, and so on. The letters also have a numerical equivalent. The English alphabet, for example, is composed of 26 letters. A number represents each letter, 1 for the letter A and 26 for the letter Z. Z’s 26 will then have to be reduced to its simplest representation, which is 8. This is part of the process where numerologists find the numerical equivalents of your name.

A Name is More Than a Name

Have you ever been in deep conversation with a stranger whose name you don’t know, but somehow you feel like he’d fit well with being called ‘Bill’? This feeling represents an instinct that shows a perception of the other person. This is also due to the fact that there is more to a name than just a collection of letters.

If your birthday is the deriving factor for your Life Path number, your name is then Key in determining other significant numbers in your numerology profile. This includes your Expression number and your Soul Urge Number.

The letters in your name each carry a vibration that will affect how you live out your life. Parents who name their kids a name which totals in a Soul Urge number of 3 will most likely have an artistic child on their hands or at least one who is very much drawn towards the art and entertainment. A kid whose name equates to an 8 for his Soul Urge number would be most likely drawn towards monetary pursuits.

That is one of the most important reasons why people with a background in numerology should consider how a name will affect their kid. After all, a name should not only sound good, it should be a good reflection of who that child is.

Your First, Your Middle, Your Last

The different parts of your full name also shed a significant significance in name numerology. Your first name is known as the name that holds some of your most personal lessons. It is a representation of how you are to yourself and how you appear to others.

The middle name, if you have one, represents hidden desires and talents that you may not necessarily be aware of or even want. It could represent an untapped potential, something that could come forward if that name is given prominence of if it often used together with your first name.

The last name, both from your mother and from your father, represent familial traits that you all share. Your mother’s name may no longer have such a strong effect on her, especially if she changed her name when she married your dad. However, if both your parents chose to give you both their names then each must be taken into consideration.

In addition to the above, there are also certain times when a child is named after a parent, or a grand parent, which results in a succession of Jr.’s, II’s, III’s, IV’s, etc. These children will share the same characteristics of their namesakes, but will still have unique characteristics owning to their different suffixes.

Changes in a Name

There are many reasons why people change their names. It could be that they no longer want to be teased for having the family name of ‘Cheese’ and instead changing it to something less worthy of jokes. Actors are also notorious for changing names. In old Hollywood the standard for starlets used to be to use their middle name their first name and the name of the street they grew up in as their last. So if your middle name was ‘Anne’ and you grew up on Parker Street, then you would have effectively become ‘Anne Parker’.

It doesn’t matter what the reason for the name change is, what’s important in Name Numerology is that the name change is official. If it’s not official, such as a name that has been legally changed, it should at least be widely used. There have been many cases all over the world where a name change brought about a change in character of the individual.