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Changing Your Nameby Michael McClain
About Pen Names, Stage NamesOver the years one of the most often received questions has been related to name changes - what effect changes have upon destiny, upon success, and so forth. Most numerology guides, including mine, usually spend most of their ink discussing the Expression or Destiny number, which is exclusively based upon the officially recorded birth name. This number shares the top slot along with the date of birth as the most important factors in modern numerology. That official Destiny number suggests the direction of growth, development, and what you must achieve. This name and the representative number associated with it stays with you throughout your life. But what about the name we decide to use in our everyday business, in our marriage, with our friends, and perhaps in our public and professional lives?
The name changes you may use in your life include nicknames you go by for a while or maybe for a lifetime, professional names you adopt to help your acting or writing career, the married name, or simply a shorthand version of your full name which most of us use. Almost everyone has used several names that pass into and out of usage during our lives. To evaluate your changed name, consider the name you commonly use and how you might be introduced to new people you meet.
Each different name that we choose to use at one time or another in our life sends out its own meaning. Sometimes these names are picked up and used with no knowledge of what vibrations are resulting. In other cases, stage names and pen names are well thought out and often credited with helping their owner achieve success.
Interestingly, at times name changes can get in the way of our pursuit of our destiny as shown by the birth name. Take for example one with the Destiny number 2. Development would be in a direction accentuating sensitiveness to the feelings of others, diplomacy in handling complicated situations, gaining skills as an outstanding facilitator. By taking a name expressing a more powerful and commanding presence such as the number 8, attainment in the direction of this individual's destiny is, to say the least, slowed down quite a bit while this name is being used. The changed name becomes something of a mask hiding the real person behind the name.
A changed name can sometime adversely tip the balance in your numerology profile. Let's say your lifepath number is 5 and your were born on the 23rd day of the month - also 5 energy. If you adopt a changed name for some reason which results in the addition of even more 5 energy, you may end up with an overload of this particular number. When any number is overemphased in a profile, the negative characteristics of the number are more apt to emerge. In this case, you might become careless, irresponsible, and resistant to authority using this changed name.
To get an idea about what the name change you are considering or the name you are using may be saying about you, calculate the numerology value of the name using the same method outlined on the Destiny page. Next, visit the keywords page to check the general tone of the name in question.