How Our Names Shape Us

Do we become our name or does our name become us? Dissecting names to discover hidden meanings.

Ancient religions believe that we choose our own names, which would explain why they have an immense affect on our lives. This is illustrated in the Bible when one of the first things God did was to change Sarai’s name to Sarah, and Abram’s name to Abraham.

Interestingly, both new names now have an ‘AH’ in them which they did not have previously. According to Neimology® Science, the eighteen year study on how the placement of the letters in your name indicate how you think, feel and act, the ‘AH’ means ‘gift from God’ or ‘working on God’s behalf’. Both Abraham and Sarah indeed changed at that time and focused their work on behalf of God.

Later Jacobs name became Israel and Saul became Paul, and the list continues. So, why do names carry that much importance? According to the science of Cymatics, the study of the physical impacts of sound, has shown that cell structures, neurological systems, and the body all respond to sounds. The response can be positive or negative. Considering how often we hear our name, connecting behaviors to these sounds is a tenable leap.

Our names release a resonance within the sound that impacts us. Thus, names have an unconscious influence on us. Ancient cultures took naming a child seriously as they understood that a name “says it all” to quote the book, “Know the Name; Know the Person.”

Recent research has shown that there are a disproportionately large numbers of dentists named Dennis and lawyers named Lauren. 
Is this because those names sound similar to the career field? Sigmund Freud indicated that this might be the case as all people are basically egotistic and thus drawn to careers that sound like them. However, Neimology® Science indicates that the letters in our name indicate traits that are associated with different careers. Thus, all Dennis’ would have similar traits thus leading to similar career choices. The same could be said for any name.

Perhaps that is why, when putting a name into an Internet search engine, one will find people with the same name often in similar career fields and/or have similar hobbies. Take for example the name Wes Wilson. They may have different professions yet all seem to be interested in either their hobby of photography or in being an artist, which is a different form of preserving what is there.

Even my own name, Sharón Wyeth, has a double and both of us are authors. Thus, we both use our middle name to distinguish ourselves, with Lynn being my middle name and the other author’s middle name is Dennis. Sharon Dennis Wyeth writes children’s books. It is amazing how many similarities people have who have the same names. Again, the same basic characteristics, as indicated in the letter placement, lead to similar results.

Do we become our names or do they our names become us? Both. Each name carries a gift and each a challenge. We don’t get one without the other. Thus, our names have great influence over whom we will become, yet doesn’t dictate the outcome as we constantly are choosing which side of the various characteristics we wish to display. The first letter in the first name indicates our first impressions of someone while our lasting impression is that which we acquire from the last letter in the first name.

The next time you are asked who are you, and you respond with your name, think about how your name and you are synonymous.