The proper name is like a symbol that every man receives at birth. This is what defines him and the method through which he will be recognised and identified throughout his life. His name will be associated, by those he comes in contact with, different experiences, the memory of events that have marked them, a set of physical, mental, emotional, or moral traits, a certain conduit, a fashion style, verbal tics or gestures and so on. Personal documentation always includes the full name, in all social hierarchies, people are identified by name and eventually by the position they hold, the school catalogue is organized by name, and even the residence address would not be complete without the name of the owner or those who live in that place.
Everything a person represents is associated with their name. No one could casually refer to someone else without saying their name or at least mentally associate their name with what they are saying about them. We need names in order to differentiate ourselves from each other and to be able to interact without difficulties. If the image we personally attribute to the name of a person is purely subjective, and composed of the memory of their physical appearance, from the impression we’ve gained about that person in the past, or from the information we’ve gathered with regard to their public and personal life, by studying their name we can obtain an objective description regarding that person.
Most proper names have a profound etymological significance, which provides them with an additional interpretation from this viewpoint. Beyond this, however, the numerological value of a name is obtained by adding up the figures corresponding to each letter in a person’s full name. The figures corresponding to each letter are easily obtained, and it is unnecessary to memorize them, although this comes naturally over time, or to permanently consult that table.
Numerological interpretations are always carried out using the full name. Similar to the birth date, which represents every person’s personal brand, the name received at birth reveals their entire potential.
It is very important to remember that the name, aside from its meaning and the complexity of the information it offers, does not hold the same importance in the numerological study as that of the birthday. If the moment of birth is only one, and can never be changed, names can be changed countless of times throughout a person’s life.
A person can change their name in a lot of contexts, but most often it happens with women, when they get married. This may also take place out of a person’s own initiative and for other reasons, at the Registry Office, upon entering the church environment through the mystery of the priesthood, or other specific rituals, when both monks and nuns receive a new name.
When entering different organisations and societies, more or less discreet, upon initiation, the adept is attributed a new name, and perhaps the most well-known situation is when artists take on a stage name, a pseudonym, or a name whose resonance fits better with their activity.
In this latter case, if the pseudonym was used for a longer period of time, i.e. for several years, it is possible for the traits suggested by the numerogram of the new name to become dominant, and those of the baptismal name not to manifest as intensely.
In each case, the analyse needs to be carried out very carefully and, to the possible extent, it should be carried out in the presence of the person studied, in order for them to confirm or deny certain details that make the difference between their two names.